you know, I just found a clip of what liz said about ric and my opinion of rick got just a slight bit more positive:
(sonny and liz are talking about him and ric).
liz:he does love you sonny.
*sonny shakes his head*
liz:he loves you sonny, the only way he knows how. he loves the way he was taught. and he was taught by a very sick man.
it just made me see that maybe rick does what he does because he thinks he is doing the right thing for....well, someone.(JMO). but ric does get on my nerves quite a few times. Love him and molly at the moment:)