Sarah on how Alan sees Olivia
Alan sees Olivia as a victim, but he’s also very aware of all the awful things she did. He also resents her both for her treatment of Nick, and her replacing of his mother. But she needs him, and he’s naturally affectionate, and they’re both very smart. And she looks like Nick, which makes him love her. So in summary, Alan’s feelings for Olivia are complicated. He doesn’t feel like she’s anything like a mother to him, though.