but when it comes to lesbian and bisexual characters, the small screen remains a graveyard.
Bad as that last looked, it ended up worse for poor Shaw, who was tortured and survived brainwashing this recent and last season of the series.
Autostraddle, the LGBT-centric website ran the numbers over the past four decades and found that lesbians were the most likely characters to die on TV.
Which recent episodes of THE 100 and PERSON OF INTEREST tend to bear out.
It's even gotten a trope: THE DEAD LESBIAN SYNDROME!
Which is why I have my lesbian couple, Ada Byron and Margaret Fuller, survive from 1853 to 2005, though many of their cohorts die along the way:
But to do justice to the last season of PERSON OF INTEREST,
an excellent show detailing a group of bruised souls finding purpose in fighting on the behalf of an Artificial Intelligence with a conscience against an A.I. without one,
it would seem all the characters will die, perhaps even losing the war against a ruthless A.I.
A daring act indeed to show that sometimes the good guys lose in real life.
But it still hurt the lesbian fans of the show when last week, Root was killed.
There are so few characters for the LGBT community to cheer on and identify with that it hurts when they see another beloved character die.
As with Rin here:
Shouldn't they be given characters to get a happy ending or at least a way to end together?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?