CW, lemme tell you, I'm not liking this. Let's go over it again, shall we?
The point of having a lesbian main character on a show is to explore her life and flesh her out as a person...you know...like you would a hetero.
Therefore, she is not meant to simply be
Just so we're clear.
As you may have guessed from the opening, this last episode really annoyed the shit out of me. I got this miserable feeling that the writers are suddenly at a loss with Dr. Tyra Granger, and have Absolutely No Clue where to go with her.
Dr. Cassandra Kopelson, the Wicked Bitch of the West Wing, choked on her first surgery and now is doing damn near anything to impress the attending. Including get over on Emily by any means necessary.
Which is the usual, of course. That's no shocker, but what stood out to me in this episode was that a furious Emily asks, "Are you that threatened by me?"
To which Cassandra replies immediately, "It's not all about you. This is the real world."
And that's when Cassandra clicked for me. She's not "after" Emily because Emily is Emily, she's after Emily because that's her stiffest competition for coveted a research position. One which she is willing to go after by any means necessary.
Tormenting Emily is simply a bonus, and speaking of tormenting Emily:
By the way, just when I was beginning to feel the CW was totally worthless, I noticed a fairly decent increase in POC on this show, both recurring and guest.
The guest who caught my eye? Dejan Loyola as "Sushil."
Say it with me, ladies: "Damn."