MAYBE if u didn’t want ur son to EAT poeple u shouldnt have named him something that rhymes with cannibal u should have name him hegetarian or something
… I’d say that’s valid.
I’d even settle for Hovo Lacto.
So “Hescetarian” might be too meaty a name.
Hannibal can fit quite a bit in his mouth.
At the end of the day, the real trouble with this scene is that the creators took a character that by now people pretty universally like (Jaime) and had him rape a character that people pretty universally hate (Cersei). I cannot believe that there wasn’t an intention there to make this scene feel cathartic for people who hate Cersei. She acts superior, she schemes, she plots, she plays with people’s lives… and then her autonomy and power are taken away from her in a savage and degrading way by someone she loves (and we like).
And hey, look at all of the comments on the article — she basically wanted it. No doesn’t really mean no when you act like you want it, right?
Rape culture, boys and girls. You’re looking at it.
My personal feeling is that Beverly’s death was stupid and I agree that a smart, trained professional would never have put herself in that situation. It was a cheap way to kill off a character, and it did unfortunately contribute to the “man pain” of several of the lead and side characters. Beverly’s death is, without question, meant to serve as a catalyst for both Will and Jack to work harder to catch “The Ripper.”
With that said, would I call it racist or sexist? Not particularly. If anything, Fuller had to kill off a character you cared about in order for it to matter. I love Scott Thompson and Aaron Abrams, but neither of their characters’ deaths would have much of an impact on the show because the audience hasn’t been asked to invest in them. We were asked to invest in Beverly and, as a result, were given more of her story and experience than that of her two co-workers. As Park says above, if they had kept her alive, she would’ve carried on being a random lab tech spewing scientific-sounding data and not contributing that much to the show as a whole. Instead, she got to be a prominent character for several episodes.
But I do have a sticking point, and it’s Ward. He was a double agent all along! That’s cool, I can sort of buy it, although rumor has it that the actor didn’t know until 5 minutes before his big “reveal” scene, which doesn’t speak too much to the writers’ faith in him, frankly. But while I don’t hate Ward as much as the rest of the internet seems to, I am seriously concerned that they’re going to make a play for his either being a triple agent (which would make less than no sense) or else having him redeemed by the healing power of love (which would just be awful).
The writers haven’t done enough over the past few episodes to really make me believe that his love of Skye is so great that he could icily dismiss and fuck over every other member of that crew, but is incapable of hurting her specifically. You don’t shoot three people in the face and then giggle about Tom Brady with your crush.
Just let him just be bad. It’s more fun that way.