No idea, but I sure hope it doesn't piss me off, because no matter how wavering the quality of this show has been I've always enjoyed loving it, and have never once felt personally attacked, or implicated, until this week. And frankly, you should too. I realize the best way to get screamed at by the privileged is to point out their privilege -- and I've had my share of that bullshit this week -- but as a starting point in the conversation, who knows. All I know is, getting pissed about somebody saying a show has changed usually means they haven't changed the ingredients you showed up for in the first place, which is totally valid. But for some of us, it's been acting for a while now like the show everybody thought it was, rather than the show it actually used to be, and that's tough. Silly, trashy entertainment is fine, if you are yourself silly and trashy; writing creepster screaming emails to a stranger on the internet ("Why don't you like that thing I like? Why won't you validate that for me, stranger on the internet?") about it is also fine, for the exact same reason, that it's a silly, trashy thing to do. My hopes for this season remain untarnished either way. But just in case, have a good weekend, because there is no telling what Sunday will bring.
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Killing, Bunheads, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood, for the time being. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's Smartpop series of anthologies, and novelette "The Commonplace Book" will appear on tor.com in October 2012.