Yep, it totally is. Frankly, I cannot get past the fact that they named her brother after her lover, and that’s just squinky, okay? It’s just weird. It would be one thing if he’d been dead more than ten days, but… yeah. And secondly, and more importantly, now every dang time someone references that baby, it’s going to pick pick pick at that scab for Emma and for Henry. Naming a baby in honor of someone is one thing, but yeah… that’s not what’s going on here.
I agree and disagree with the earlier point, RG. They wanted him dead, yep, and no amount of character-driven story will prevent that. But where we disagree is, I feel they want him dead NOW – will he be back in the long run? He might. I am ducking here, because you’ve just said it makes you angry when someone says that – but my darned optimism requires me to allow for the possibility that the show has a road yet to travel, and it does not preclude bringing this story back around.
I think it’s like Phee said – in order to make it through the rest of the show, I’ll still need to view SF as endgame. And it’s the easiest (albeit potentially deluded) way to do that. But I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that as much as I’d like the show to be dead to me, I can’t write it off so easily… my roommates will be watching it in the fall, and of course it will be discussed here. So I’m gonna go all Ostritch and pop my head into the sand and hold out hope that in the long LONG term, maybe just maybe there’s a glimmer.
But as for right now? Yeah. They had to work harder to make and leave him dead than to let him live. Charming’s heart was crushed, and he survived, but Neal stuck a metal key in a manhole cover and that’s certain, unavoidable death? Right. Okay. Whatevs, A&E. Seriously, just leave him dead at the danged portal. *angry ranting*
Cause this story needs some mending & a better happy ending...