Shout out to Psych for the Chief Vick/Juliette relationship. It one of the best (read: one of the only) example of women supporting women on TV. Chief Vick is not just Juliette’s boss she’s her mentor and grows to be her friend as well. Dispite being two women in a male driven occupation and show they’re never pitted against each other. They never engage in rivalry there is nothing but support and pride in each other’s accomplishments. When the Chief has to lecture Jules on wrongdoings it’s done from a maternal/sisterly pov and nether tears down the other to get ahead. Each woman is a fully fleshed out completely badass character and it’s absolutely wonderful and refreshing to see and it’s one of the reasons I keep coming back to the show again and again.
I feel that the right people came together at the exact right time on the exact right network, and it kind of resulted in a show that played by its own rules. We kind of got to do whatever we wanted. We were a show that took you wherever we wanted to take you from week to week. It was a rare experience, where I think we were able to leave it all out on the field, and we had the support of our studio and our network, combined with the blessing of them maybe not entirely understanding what we were doing, which I think would often work to our advantage. As a result, we kind of got to make a show on our own terms, which is incredibly rare, and we got to do it for eight years. That’s extraordinary. - James Roday