If Wyatt gets a redemption arc but Flint doesn’t, I’ll riot. 😒
White characters (including the aliens) got away with too much stuff without being held accountable, that has to change.
Flint did some shitty things, no doubt, but he also did quite a few of them under orders. Doesn’t make them right, but it’s also not like he went rogue and started killing people (or aliens) willy-nilly.
I hope for him to reconcile with his family first and foremost (Alex especially). I also think it’d be interesting to see him struggle with the realization that the aliens as a species weren’t what his father told him they were, and that killing them just for being aliens wasn’t justified, but that individual aliens can o/c be shitty people (looking at you in particular, Max Evans…).
IDK, I just think it would be interesting to see him “unlearn” beliefs Jesse drummed into him from a young age, while also finally being free to live a life not dictated by Jesse. Also super curious to find out what Jesse used to blackmail Flint.
As for Wyatt… If he continues to be a white supremacist and Proud Boi, he can go and die in a ditch. Then I don’t want any kind of redemption arc for him. If however Rosa was part of his storyline, and he’d get a chance to showing that he’s not completely evil (+ her name gets cleared in the process), I’d be okay with some kind of “redemption arc light”, where he gets to show that he can be a better person (and then he still should die to save others, namely Rosa xD).
But honestly, after watching the Tangerine Clown and his racist White base wreaking havoc and being awful irl, on social media and live TV for the past 4 years, I need bad white characters being held accountable and convicted on the show.
Also, can we PLEASE finally find out more about aliens??? And the Manes family? And get all the friendship and family moments for the core 8???
So far there are 4 new recurring characters and yet they can barely get screentime for our mains.
IKR? At least they didn’t name the character he’ll play Michael. xD
And on set, people will recognize Vlamis immediately bc of the curls (and his LoveWalds mask), also bc of Michael’s HUGE belt buckle and of course THE HAT! 🤠🥰
DAN LEVY FOR PRESIDENT OF EVERYTHING
Dear god, I adore this man so much, and couldn’t be more grateful for all the good he’s done for us so far. 🥺🥰
Just… let us have some nice and happy things for a change?
Years ago, it was perfectly acceptable to be racist on TV (on some channels it still is…), and pretty much every show was as white as freshly fallen snow and as straight as every Hallmark movie pre 2020.
Changes have been made over the years (very, very slowly), but change is still happening. That means, that other things that aren’t good, can also be changed.
Like there’s no law that dictates that queer couples have to be put through every misery imaginable. Even in a sci fi show about aliens, they could have a stable, mostly happy mlm couple that gets to deal with problems that have nothing to do with their sexuality, their relationship, or the fact that they love each other.
But sure, just put them through yet another love triangle instead. Because the first one was so good and entertaining. 🙃
I mean, CAM definitely thought it’d be enough. It was her decision to end S2 the way it did. Of course, she had no way of knowing that the hiatus would be that long again when she made that decision, she had no way of knowing that Covid would make everything more difficult and delay filming, and she probably didn’t expect to not be around anymore to feed us the occasional S3 spoilers either.
She’s responsible for S2 at large, and 2x13 in particular tho. It’s what Chris and the writers do with that legacy. I think most of us are hopeful that things will get better, but we don’t know whether that’ll turn out to be true.
I don’t think the writers think about us (i.e. the Tumblr/IG/Twitter fandom) all that much tbh. They don’t seem to be aware of how we’re feeling, and that people keep giving up on the show (or at least take a long hiatus from fandom to wait and see whether S3′s worth coming back for).
They are just doing their thing. Which is fine, that’s their job, it just sucks that no one seems to be aware of the rather dire fandom situation, and that any attempts at asking (more like “sad begging”) for some more S3 info, go unheard. :(
Mhmmm, I like the tea you’re serving, nonnie.
My Belmanes heart wants her to be with Greg, but my sapphic heart yearns to see her with another woman. I’M SO TORN! 🥺😭
I keep looking at Jamie’s IG posts like a hawk, always hoping for her to return to Santa Fe, but so far that hasn’t happened. If they do a wlw storyline for Isobel, I really (REALLY) want her to be with Charlie. These two goddesses together, omg 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
I’m also still firmly in the “ditch the BS that Maria’s related to Isobel and let them get together” corner. My Maribel heart, so soft for them. They have sooooo much amazing chemistry. 😩😩😩
Like you, I’d rather Rosa gets to date someone her own age (or not date, man, life is pretty darn amazing without dating someone…). I have no qualms with the age difference, just think that her and Isobel are at very different points in their lives, and I’d rather they maintain and develop their friendship.
Although, who knows, maybe once Rosa gets back to Roswell and is able to establish a life for herself, that friendship could grow into something more? I’m not super opposed to it, just feel like Rosa should be given the time to live and experience the decade she’s missed. (I know that technically, Isobel also missed at least parts that decade, but not to the extent Rosa did)
LOL, Michael’s speech was a droplet of positivity in an ocean of sadness. :P And he left after that speech, halfway through a LOVE SONG Alex had written about them, and also for Michael (yes, even though he didn’t necessarily expect him to hear it, but you can’t tell me he didn’t write the song for Michael…)
Also, that droplet of positivity evaporated immediately after the song with that kiss. So yeah, whatever the writers think, 2x13 is not designed to keep people hopeful enough to make it through a year-long hiatus without any further input. Not after the misery fest that was S2.
I mean, look at the discrepancy between the S1/2 hiatus and the S2/3 hiatus. Fandom was brimming with activity during the former, and is slowly dying during the latter, even though there’s reason to believe that with the new showrunner in place, things will get better.
Fandoms need input though. No one expects them to hand us the S3 scripts or anything, but leaving us with pretty much nothing and somehow expecting us to make it through another endless hiatus unscathed?
Most of the writers, and Chris, have worked on other shows before. Chris in particular has been part of the TVD and Originals verse, he has to know about fandom? Alanna Bennett definitely knows about fandom.
Sure, we only make up a fraction of the viewership, but hell, it’s fandom that ropes in new viewers, it’s fandom that tells people in other countries about the show, it’s fandom that keeps talking about the show on social media, even when the show’s not on air. Fandom’s not totally unimportant and neglectable.
But that’s what they’re doing, in a way, they’re “neglecting” fandom. Maybe unintentionally, but man, it’s 2020, it’s not like we haven’t been around for decades.
Sorry, I usually manage to be a little more hopeful and positive, but damn, it’s hard to maintain positivity under the current circumstances. :(