Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Well, can we at last say goodbye to that icky serial rapist plot? Yes? Good. Back to murder mysteries, which she is much more qualified to investigate. (How many people have died and needed V to find justice for them again?)
I was, however, pleased to see Parker (one of the victims) coming to V's rescue. I was also pleased to see the fact that, once Parker started yelling for help, a lot of guys came out to help her. See? Not all men are evil rape-enablers. Some men would like to beat the shit out of men who hurt women. (The cynic in me says they do this because it increases THEIR chances of getting laid, but I'm telling my cynic to shut up now.)
So, the good -- icky rape storyline gone. Mac! She was back! And looking oh-so-adorable. Can I just say, I very much wanted to kiss that girl when she was being talked into attending the party with V? Soooooooo cute. Parker -- standing up for herself and other women. No victim here. The breakup. Yes, I consider this a good thing. I'll explain why later. Keith! Dad to the rescue. Why can't every girl have a dad like him?
Now, the bad. Or at least, the troubling.
Where the hell have V's friends been? Sure, it's college, but I didn't ditch all my buds when I went to college. At least, not the ones who went to college WITH me. Now, given how V's been acting, I'd see if THEY ditched her, but this is getting annoying. The look on poor Wallace's face when he realizes that V didn't want to GO to the party, she wanted to WORK the party -- very sad. The same thing with Mac. Parties aren't Mac's thing, but if V had wanted to you hang out with her best friend, she'd have been more into it. (Can I say again -- I love Mac? Geeky, smart, kissable. I want one.)
This whole "I am what I am. I work alone. I cannot change" spin? So not loving it. Hated it when they did it on Buffy, hating it more now. The appeal of V? She's awesome and strong and she's NOT a loner. She has fun, she's real. Sure, she has bad days and gets dumb, but this? This is beyond dumb. This requires an intervention.
Now, the breakup. I think this was a very good thing because V and Logan? Not the best match. Sure, they have passion, but they're toxic for each other. V won't open up and L is desperately in need of being needed. Look, his dad killed his first love, tried to kill V, drove his mother to suicide. He's been accused of murder, beaten, locked up, had his house burned down and basicially has no one he can count on. He needs someone stable (which V is) and emotionally open (which she is not). They work well as friends, so long as she doesn't try to shut him out.
Seriously, what the HELL is up with that? I'm pissed off with her shutting everyone out. She's going to get herself into serious shit and do you know how hard it's gonna be not to be all 'you brought it on yourself'? Fucking set up for victim blaming!!
You know who I think would be a good match for V? Eli. He's as tough as she is, he's as stubborn as she is and no way in hell he'd let her put him in a box like L has. (Plus, he's bald and Latino. Mrow sexy.) Also, I think she believes he can take care of himself. She wouldn't worry about him like she does with Logan. I think she worries that Logan is somehow weak, not strong enough to take care of herself. Which is what Logan is afraid of too, so see? Toxic combo.
Anyway, bring back the Martians, K? I need Mac and Wallace and Eli and Logan. Hell, I'm okay with Parker now and Pez? Well, get him a real name and he's not so bad. But this whole "Woman alone' shit? Gotta go.