After an 8 hour shift, my mind is still in denial. Despite all the credible sources stating unofficial news, I hate to put myself in the dark and think this is a publicity stunt. One where they could make the storyline work and make sense and then bring her back when she’s needed.
All signs point to her leaving. The FBI in New York, how pissed Soph would get when a storyline was dropped, etc.
I don’t want to believe anything until she states she is leaving herself, but I’m sitting on the fence.
It didn’t seem like she packed up her Chicago home, although we never really got any insight into that. And I don’t think she would want to leave all Linstead fans without some closure, especially with how invested we had become over the last 4 years. She also liked to voice her opinions when she didn’t like something (having a storyline for other characters like Jay, the scene getting cut when Jay confesses about his peer support group).
She likely didn’t get a say in how her sendoff would’ve been, however, the writers would’ve known in advance about her not returning, so they could’ve given us, the loyal fans, an ending. Like Sam Hunt’s character who ’re-enlisted in the military’.
Don’t blame Soph for this if it is true. Because in the end, the writer’s were the ones to leave us hanging. For a lot of us, me included, our OTP was our life. It was our relief from the real world into something that brought us solace and happiness. Don’t stop watching if she leaves, because there’s other characters we got the chance to fall in love with too.
We havent had any headcanons in a while *wink wink nudge nudge*