Day Three: Favourite Main Character: Lassiter.
Now, I don’t think that can come as a shock to anyone knowing me, or perhaps even following me: After all, he’s my avatar.
I can’t pin the exact episode where Lassiter turned into more than just one of the characters on screen for me, but I do know it was before S1E11: “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me, Oops He’s Dead.” Why? Because I kept hoping that Carlton would be ending up in a field naked …
So since in Shawn vs. the Red Phantom (S1E7) we first saw that there was much, much more to the man than the cold exterior he treated us to, I suppose it must have been around that time that I started developing my love for him.
Lassiter reminds me, in a way, of Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights), and Severus Snape (Harry Potter). He is deeply hurt and lashes out all the time, yet all he wants is to be loved. And that’s the sort of man I find irresistible.
I can’t help but smile from ear to ear when he’s being sarcastic or hurtful to other people. Even when he does not even realise (or cares) that what he’s saying might be very hurtful to others .. And those few times when we glimpse a little more from him, when we witness his true emotions, his inner struggles? That’s when I want to put my arms through the screen and hug him so tightly that he will never doubt again whether he’s loved.