How is a show so magical has been on TV for 4 years and I haven’t a clue? It’s because I haven’t been on Tumblr and thanks to Carol, my gay resource for everything entertaining, I found SHOOT from Person of Interest. I needed a rebound from Clexa, which I think was not possible. It’s a blessing I am always wrong.
Amy Acker, I have never seen anything she’s in, Sarah Sahi, I barely got a glimpse of her on the L-Word because I didn’t like the L-word. Dyke drama is not my scene. I start with the same process, looking for all the SHOOT scenes on youtube…but to my surprise, there were very little time that has Root and Shaw together. So what is a girl supposed to do? I went on Netflix and started with Relevance, the episode that Shaw was first introduce, and it’s like heroine, I was an instant addict.
Why was Sameen Shaw such an attractive character that just blew me away so suddenly?
-Nothing that came out of her mouth was remotely affectionate and endearing.
-She’s the best sniper there is.
-She eats non-stop
-Wears her long beautiful hair in a ponytail most of the time
and a beanie
-Rolls her eyes like it’s a disorder
-And yes, she has a disorder known as Axis 2 personality disorder (a sociopath incapable of caring for another human being)
-A little firecracker (5’3 ft) but can beat anyone who is twice her size.
-Does not mince words
-Shot herself over 7000 times so the woman she loves can live..
MOST IMPORTANTLY…ONLY HAS THE WILL TO LIVE FOR THE WOMAN SHE LOVES..
June 28, 2016
So to my very extreme disappointment, the woman that Shaw was willing to LIVE AND DIE FOR…DIES!! This is the first show on TV that I actually watch while it’s going on and not wait for it to come on Netflix and KNOW the happy ending for us ladies before watching it. I hadn’t fully comprehend the Lesbian Death Trope until the death of ROOT. This revelation hits me like an assault weapon that killed us gays like the Orlando victims. Yes, that’s precisely what it feels like. Death on TV is pretty much death in reality for LGBT folks.
I was in denial at first (and still am) when I first saw episode 100, yes they stick it to us at the 100th episode. It was supposed to be a celebration for the show but instead, it would set in stone for me to NEVER WATCH ANY SHOW JUST BECAUSE THERE IS A LESBIAN CHARACTER ON THE SHOW. It does not matter to me if POI writers did not INTEND bait us, they did! It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter if they say that Root and Shaw’s relationship wasn’t a planned concept but just something that happened because the chemistry was undeniable. What is undeniable is that Root died..just right after her and Shaw reunited and the next episode they sent Root to gay heaven like many other shows have done in the past. Many fans thank them for an amazing, epic love story that they gave us but like me, many fans are furious that they are just another show that is part of the lesbian death trope. It’s taken me weeks to continue this post. I started before her death because I was so excited, and frankly thinking it was too good to be true, with this post and I don’t have the heart to retrace my love for Shaw and deleted everything I started writing. My plan was to continue with my love for Root after the finale but just like Root’s death..so is my desire to continue gushing about this show.
I am very angry at television for keep baiting us..whether you MEANT TO OR NOT. We were baited. Amy said that Root will be very happy and POI writers truly believe that, so does Amy because Root becomes the voice of the machine (GOD) so she will live on forever. Are you freaking serious?? We’re supposed to be happy that Shaw will have this amazing, relationship with the VOICE OF ROOT, when they spent over a year slowly articulating how much Root and Shaw can’t live without each other???? It was as if I was watching a different show after Root die. In all honestly, I stopped watching after Root died.
Death IS the END for me. SO THE ONLY THING I CAN CONTROL IS THIS.
I WILL NOT WATCH ANYTHING SHOW OR MOVIE THAT WILL KILL ME OFF. I will only watch anything that has a fairytale ending.
‘IT’S WHAT ROOT WOULD HAVE WANTED.’
source: All gifts on my blog are taken from Tumblr.