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I still have faith in the writers but I know they fail in certain aspects of the show such as writing Cary and most of the time Kalinda. they’ve neglected A/K right now but I hope they focus on them more later. I agree w/ your solution tho.
I love that you connected this to Alicia in the end. my femslashy heart misses them so much and now you’ve made it worse! I think you have K spot on in regards to their relationship. clearly she’s hurting right now but she’s trying to avoid A.
(frell this reply function) I think the only way they could be friends is to see how much Kalinda genuinely cares (in spite of what happened in the past). and if she opened up again, Alicia will find it in herself to forgive her.
I think the writers don’t really know exactly what they want to do with those characters so they forced them together. Cay in particular is a character who would not be on the show if this wasn’t a show on a network television channel. If it was Showtime or HBO or whatever, he would be gone because the story doesn’t support Cary in a regular role. So they wrote Cary being petulant and angry that Alicia beat him for more than TWENTY TWO episodes rather than have it be a short, significant storyline followed by actual character growth, as opposed to Cary being the same smarmy jackass to his former bosses that he always had been and the writers calling it ‘mature’. I was actually really shocked that they found it that way.
I too think she’s avoiding Alicia because her first feeling is to avoid emotional pain and while she can put that aside for work, it’s just too painful.
I’d really like Will to play a role in Alicia and Kalinda’s reconciliation. He’s invested in and cares deeply about both of them, I think he knew how important they were to each other. And I think he genuinely cares about them being happy.
As far as Alicia’s concerned, yeah, you’re right, she needs to see that caring from Kalinda. I think Alicia does make a distinction between Kalinda sleeping with Peter since they’ve been friends and Kalinda sleeping with Peter in the past before they knew each other but that she’s associating Kalinda with the type of people, people she considered her friends, who betrayed her. That’s why she’s so very ‘New Alicia’ this season. She changed since the scandal but the revelation about Kalinda and Peter just reinforced how vulnerable she still was to her past. Alicia seems to be so desperately trying to leave that behind this season but I think that her friendship can be salvaged.
There was a betrayal there for sure, but I think that the friendship and loyalty Kalinda showed to Alicia during their relationship is going to matter. At least, I hope it does.