Jack D3 and Gabe E3 please! (If you have time of course!) <3
Oh dear anon, I had time… but not well organised till now orz. Hope you’re still around and enjoy this delayed request for ya! Extra little flower for a confident and fabulous Strike Commander Morrison;;;
Fiona Helbron, the first canonically autistic/neuroatypical character on CBS Elementary, has avoided being thrown into the “special episode” trope, as well as avoided being used as a character prop to inspire neurotypical people (in universe). She has been, thus far, written as a three dimensional character, with her own sense of morality.
When the synopsis of the episode first arrived, I admit, I was apprehensive. In the media, disabled people (especially two disabled people, in a relationship, with each other) are rarely happy for long. While relationship conflict is normal and a pinnacle for building television drama, it sends a very different message when that is the default for disabled characters, when they live.
After watching “Ready or Not” (which I was not ready to see), my verdict matches the same as the previous episodes featuring Fiona - skeptically optimistic of her future. In that regard, the show has not completely sunk.