Alicia, Diane, Will: "Oh my God this is the cutest thing I ever saw."
Elsbeth hopefully, Maddie Hayward hopefully. Most of all, I really hope we stick with this race stuff, because I feel like our cultural conversation is begrudgingly moving towards clarifying these issues -- that to compare or contrast forms of oppression is not to equate them; that everybody has a stake in privilege and no villain ever called himself that -- and this show does it better than anything I can think of, in terms of laying out a situation where everyone, and therefore no one, is a voiceless victim rather than a differently privileged player in the game. Which I mean, it would take four years of the prettiest white rich lady in the world having rich white lady problems to get us all the way here, but I mean: We're here now, and it's possible to feel good about the conversation instead of just awful and defensive, and the show does that. So that's exciting. Everything that rises must converge. Plus, you know, Jordan Karahalios is compelling television. If Cary ever comes back we'll have ourselves a nice little set.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Good Wife, Deception, and Pretty Little Liars for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, and a novelette, "The Commonplace Book," appeared this fall on Tor.com.