You heard us, we know you heard us. You know we loved the Courtney/Gwen friendship, you spent a season putting them back together. Then you do this. You take all the good and development Courtney had, all of it, and just threw it away. Everything she and Gwen went through, just added up to nothing. You screwed over her character, again, just to make it easier for her to get voted off. Why her, exactly? What is it about her, that makes you pull out all the stops to make people not want to like her? Why is it she goes through more humiliating and dehumanizing shit than the villains of the season? Why do you make it no one will stay friends with her, when she had plenty in the first season? Why do you hate her? Why do you make her VA, who loves the character and says she deserves some good to happen in her life, act out all this shit that happens to her. Why? Why I ask you?
This episode. It just hurts me. It hurts me as a Courtney fan, and the show in general. All those sweet moments we loved and reblogged and faved? Gone. Totally pointless. They added up to nothing. Nothing came from them. Oh and the "friends" she had, they just dumped her. No second thoughts, no regrets. Just drop her. All they had to see was a fucking drawing (yeah, explain that shit to me Fresh, why would she doodle it like Ezekiel and draw on their faces?) and they immediately act like she did some unforgivable sin, like set fire to a dog or something. Great to know such strong bonds were formed this season.
And what's worse, this entire episode, this entire plot, was just an excuse in how to torture Courtney. Her friends abandon her, they bring out the very worst of her character to the forefront when we haven't seen any of that since she made up with Gwen and got with Scott, Chris changes the rules intentionally to screw her over, her former friend gets her to vote for herself just to insure she's gone under the pretense she'll vote for who Courtney wants, and she's flushed with nary a care by anyone, and my hatred for Fresh grows ever more.
Thing is, while I'm typing this, I'm not even raging mad or breaking the keys. What burns inside me is a slow burn, a tranquil fury. Tempered by sheer disappointment and shame. I've kept the faith people. Through TDA when they shoe-horned Courtney in as the villain and with the piss-poor writing, pacing, and characterization, through TDWT and the Love Triangle and the fucked up implication that THAT was a good thing and that Gwen and Courtney's friendship wasn't as important. I thought that ROTI was a God-send, that you had learned your lesson and everything would be better. But instead it just showed what happened when you didn't have any old characters to FUCK OVER!
And the sad part is, this isn't the end. Oh no. I'm so close to the end of the season, I just can't stop now, even after this bullshit. I guess I'm just sick that way. A small part of me hopes this'll all be fixed in the finale, but the larger part of me knows that shit isn't gonna fly. I'm going to see this through, because stopping now would be the cowards way out. I'm staying with this bitch people. Right to the flaming crater that is the end.
But the most important thing is this, I'm not gonna take this shit quietly. I'm not gonna just let Fresh think this is a good decision or that this is something we're okay with or that those that do are just a vocal minority. Oh no. I'm going to let them know, let them hear, let them SEE, that this shitty, piss poor writing, is not gonna fly. We're not gonna keep this to message boards, forums, or Facebook posts anymore. I'm not anyway. I'm gonna start an f'ing petition and send it to Fresh. For what? BETTER WRITING! We're gonna list all the huge flaws they've made as writers, the failures to follow through with the stuff they've built up over an entire season just to throw away and the characters they've fucked up for "drama".
This shit just can't stand anymore. You've got a complaint about the show and how it's being run, let me hear it. I'm going to compile every shitty thing they've done into one giant mountain of bullcrap, and email it to Fresh. We're gonna let them know we're not doing this out of hate for the show or it's characters, but because we LOVE the show and the characters. But I can't say the same for what they're doing for it anymore. This isn't a show anymore, it's a trainwreck.