|Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane|
In the last DVD of the first season, Rachel's characterization becomes increasingly dependent upon the white boy's presence. Like, screen capping her without him has become an even bigger chore since 98% of her life onscreen involves him.
...Even after he starts dating some other chick he's known longer than her.
In addition to that, I've been reading up on this character and I'm not seeing the part where she passes the LSAT and goes to law school. Keep in mind, Suits has been renewed for a third season, which is set to air soon.
But let's take it from the top.
In one episode, Rachel is framed when a witness list is leaked to a rival law firm. No one except the white boy believes her innocence, and no one from the law firm besides him contacts her...even though she's worked there faithfully and flawlessly for five years.
Sound familiar, Black ladies?
But that's not even what galled me so. Look at who betrayed her:
|"Shoulda just stuck with The Game. This check wasn't even|
remotely worth it."
Suits didn't disappoint. Keep in mind, this is a young lawyer fresh out of Harvard buried beneath crushing school debt, and now his career is ruined. He's the first young associate of color in a guest starring role - complete with lines and everything - and this is how he goes down.
So this is, what, the fifth Black man (out of five total) we've seen on this show portrayed in a negative light? And this is just the first season!
And yeah, the white boy rides in on his horse to exonerate her, but I was still left with the nasty aftertaste that comes with watching a Black woman being wrongly terminated with no one coming to her defense...after she's framed by a Black man.
As mentioned before, the white boy is seeing someone. Rachel is growing increasingly jealous, and she's more than annoyed when the white boy's girlfriend uses her as a delivery/messenger service.
|Asking Rachel to deliver a suit to the white boy....|
|Asking Rachel to pass on a message to the white boy....|
|Yes, boo-boo...that really did just happen to you.|
|"How ever did I get myself into this mess?"|
|"I would never do this in real life."|
|"Oh God...it wasn't a dream."|
|"I think I'm gonna barf."|
|"Thiiiiis just keeps getting better and better. Note to self:|
call my agent in the morning."
Which begs the question: since when is it wrong for one to guy to stand up to another guy when the mistreatment of a woman is involved?
Anyway, the white boy doesn't want to lose his girlfriend, so he and Rachel have an argument - again, worthy of the CW - in which they furiously agree they can't continue their little flirtations at work.
|"Seriously, though...when can I get more scenes without this guy?"|
|"Yes...I know how these pictures look, but I swear to you that|
I am a sistah."