Anonymous said: ~the endeavor to make Carter *perfect* before her death~ Do they really try to make her perfect? (Sorry, I still struggle with The Crossing and End Game)
Having Reese say lovely things about Carter that were previously attributed to Finch made it seem like Carter saved Reese’s life when in fact Carter helped steer Reese to Finch who saved Reese’s life. This makes Carter look better to the viewers and elevates her Saintly status.
The constant reminders that Carter is a loving mother we saw in The Crossing made the viewers again cast Carter into the Madonna role. Next we are told that she endured a troubled marriage. This confirms that Carter divorced her husband not for SELFISH FEMINIST’s reason but for legitimate (to middle America) reasons. Placing the *blame* squarely on the husband.
Carter and Fusco are shown to be tight partners with Carter trusting Fusco. This guaranteed that Fusco fans would mourn her loss.
Then she and Finch have a moment thus endearing her to Harold (so the audience members who love Finch now see Carter as a friend to Finch) even though Carter’s character integrity was shot all to hell since she would never, ever, ever be so sanguine about Finch stealing and using NSA feeds.
Finally Carter dies saving the Main character, in front of Reese & Finch (the audience favorites) we see Reese & Finch despair over Carter’s death so we empathize more with her loss. The ultimate gut twister is Carter dying in John’s arms while crying out for her child. The only thing missing from this emotional manipulation fest was Reese throwing his head back and scream to the sky, “NOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Yeah…they were pushing the Carter-As-Saint button the whole episode. Insuring that the maximum pain was felt. If they had killed Carter in Get Carter not too many people would be upset. If they had killed her after Number Crunch…nobody would have been upset. If they had killed her at the Judge’s house (where she should have died for not calling in Reese and Finch sooner) We would have gasped but then it would not have been as emotional. No. They killed her off after raising her up onto a pedestal. That way the fall was longer and harder.