You Can’t Take The Sky From Me But You Can Kill Off My Favourite Characters, Dammit!

Damn these premenstrual hormones! And damn Joss Whedon and his uncanny ability to create multi-dimensional characters!

I just cried five times watching a couple episodes of Firefly. Which I’ve seen before. Many times.

Stop reading if you haven’t seen Firefly and Serenity.

You know the whore house episode at the end of the run? Well there’s this bit where Zoe is like, “Wash, you and I are going to make beautiful babies, whether you like it or not!” Well, it dawned on me while watching it tonight that THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN NOW! NOT OKAY! NOT OKAY AT ALL!

Dear Mr. Whedon,
WHY DO YOU CREATE CHARACTERS I LOVE AND THEN KILL THEM OFF, DAMMIT!? Yeah, I know, I know, you have to be true to the story. I understand. I didn’t complain when you killed Shepherd Book. Oh, I cried, and bemoaned that fact that we’ll never know now why the alliance patched him up that time. But I was okay with it. But THEN you had to go and kill Wash. Who will play with the dinosaurs now?
And don’t even get me started on the fatality in Dr. Horrible!
But I’ll tell you what. You can regain my undying love if you give me one thing – your secret for creating characters that people can’t resist falling in love with.
Oh, who am I kidding? You’ll always have my undying love anyway.
Hormonal Sniffles,

4 thoughts on “You Can’t Take The Sky From Me But You Can Kill Off My Favourite Characters, Dammit!

    • Oooo! Gill and I have been buying the comics as they were released, but we hadn’t heard about that one!
      I don’t think I can pick a favourite episode. Though I really like Out of Gas – I think the story is especially well crafted and I like seeing how the crew got together. But I also have a soft spot for Shindig…

  1. Yeeeeeeeeessssss. He is truly, truly, truly evil. That line about the beautiful babies and the making of and wah totally hit me when, you know, when it happened. I was so sad; also? FURIOUS. I’d seen it coming, see. But I’d still hoped that maybe, no, maybe THIS time, he’d just allow — but no.

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