they actually did it
they actually killed 1 of the only 2 female leads in the fucking show
Who’s to say that they’re not going to add Arden Cho as a female lead?
they killed her without a good climax, without a good reason, without giving her any agency to the decision or in her passing.
So, like death. In real life, we don’t really get to choose how or where we die (suicide notwithstanding (which—please don’t kill yourself)). And she died in a fight where there were eight people fighting. Any fight is confusing enough as is, with having to think about what your opponent is going to do when, but then put 8 people in that fight and make five of them be able to shadow-poof around all over the place. It could have happened to literally anybody in the fight.
instead of focusing on the fact that she, as a fucking teenager who was extremely smart and talented, would not have the chance to live the rest of her life, they made her talk about her romantic feelings for scott and how dying in his arms was “perfect,” as if dying that young could ever be perfect in any circumstance ever.
No, it’s not perfect. But maybe she, as a seventeen-year old girl, wanted to spend her final moments not thinking about the fact that for the past two years, her life has been completely turned upside down. She learned about the existence of werewolves, she learned that her family hunts them, she lost her aunt, she lost her mother, she essentially lost the person her grandfather was. Maybe she, as a seventeen-year old girl, wanted to spend her last moments on earth thinking about something sweet that, for some point in her life, was perfect for her.
they made her die trying to protect her friends and save lydia yes, but in a quick hurried way. they didn’t even give us a proper moment for her father to respond to seeing his child dead. we’ve spent three seasons with allison argent, knowing her, loving her - and they give us this. fucking great.
It happened at the end of the episode because it was a cliffhanger. There’s still another episode left, as well as Season 4. I know that Jeff Davis tends to let go of a lot of storylines, but even I have a hard time believing that he’ll not let these characters grieve the loss of their friend and daughter.
I’m not necessarily happy that Allison died, either. I think Crystal Reed is one of the best actors on the show. I’m going to miss her talent, I’m going to miss how Allison was interesting (because it’s not about writing women who are strong, because women are already strong. It’s about writing women who are interesting, and flawed, and strong, and vulnerable, and conflicting, and indecisive, and forthcoming, and powerful and fighters.
And as far as story-telling, I think this death made the most sense. It has the potential to drive a wedge between Kira and Scott, and Isaac and Scott (because of the love declaration); it has the potential to drive a wedge between Scott and Stiles (because, indirectly, this can be blamed on Stiles); it provides an amazing storyline for Chris Argent, dealing with the fact that he literally has not family left. Not to mention the fact that Allison’s story arc has basically been plateau’ed since the second episode of the season. Also the fact that Crystal Reed was ready to leave the show as well. (x)
I’m not saying this episode was perfect and I’m not saying Jeff Davis is perfect, but I’m also saying this is one episode in a large canon that’s still going to continue. So, as always, I plan on waiting to see what happens throughout the rest of the series.
And, in the meantime, I will celebrate the fact that Allison Argent died fighting for her friends, fighting for those who couldn’t protect themselves, and fighting to change the meaning of the Argent family name.
Brooding Soul said what I want to say, but more better words.