So earlier tonight I commented that I really hate the character Amanda on Wilfred. It’s true. That character is not working for me. Partly this is because I don’t like the character’s personality. Mainly it’s because I will go down with the Ryan/Jenna ship. I don’t think I’m ever going to like Amanda.
But I noted in that earlier post that it’s not Allison Mack that I don’t like. I said I was indifferent to her. But “indifferent” is not a state of affairs that comes naturally to me. I’m a researcher — I have to know things and I have to care about things, one way or the other, and “things” includes people. So I started trying to find out more about Allison.
Turns out she writes a monthly column for HuffPo, in addition to keeping a really thoughtful and self-revelatory blog. Her post for HuffPo this month is about the recent experience of losing a friend who committed suicide. But, as powerful as that post was, I was actually more struck by the article she wrote in June. It’s called “Glass Houses,” and it’s so good that I really want to post the whole thing here. I see a lot of myself in Allison’s words. And of course it’s hard for my mind, which never strays too far from him, not to start drawing parallels between Allison’s fishbowl existence and Elijah’s, which has gone on for even longer than hers.
I still don’t like Amanda, and I don’t think that’s going to change. But I have to say, just a little bit of exploration and I find I’m not indifferent to Allison Mack anymore. This is a woman I can respect….