Public note. I don’t really want to be presented with things about The Gifted, Emma Dumont or Gifted’s version of Polaris unless it falls under one of these categories:
- It involves Dreamer
- It’s something bad that could hurt perception of Polaris as a whole, that I need to speak up about
What The Gifted did to Dreamer and everything she had to offer is a massive stain on how I feel about the show. The only good thing I have to say about Gifted these days is that it makes more people aware Polaris exists.
This isn’t to say I’ll never talk about things outside these two categories. But as a general rule, this is it.
I don’t care about interviews, panels, promos, commercials, any of that. I don’t want to see them. All they do is remind me of a show that doesn’t give enough of a shit about its characters to at least do right by them and provide a good send-off if they “have” to be killed off.
The exceptions I make.
If Hell freezes over and they bring Dreamer back, and make up for what’s been done, that I’d want to know about. I’m also more than happy to talk about what could’ve been, what should’ve been, vent about the show’s poor writing, etc.
If the show does something to hurt Lorna, I need to know so I can fight like hell for her. I’ve been a fan of the character for 9 years, well before Gifted came along. That hasn’t changed. I care way, way more about big picture Lorna – the Lorna we’re left with when this show ends. Any damage Gifted might inflict on her in the future (because how can I trust a show to do right by her after how poorly it treated Dreamer’s death) is damage I need to stop or minimize.
If it’s Dreamer or something that’s bad for Lorna, yeah, I wanna know. If it’s not, I don’t care. I don’t care what stories are coming. I don’t care about what interview Emma Dumont had or what she thinks about this or that comic issue. None of that has anything to do with me anymore.