"Ezra was originally working undercover and planning to seduce Aria for his book about Alison, which he also had a thing with."
"It was stupid and clearly only done so the finale would have a plot twist. Ruined the show for me."
"The entire show, he grew from being hated to being a great surgeon in a stable relationship with Jo just to abandon ship. I understand the actor left abruptly, but I would have rather his character died with his integrity than to be written of in a way that destroyed his entire story arc."
"Aside from the many other plot holes and misguided writing choices, making a trans character, Cece, the super villain is an overused and extremely offensive trope. Additionally, using a cisgender actor to play a trans role takes away an opportunity from a trans actor."
"How do you give a character who had so much growth — he was a person we hated in the first season and eventually became the absolute favorite — that kind of ending?"
"Not only was it a terrible move for the show, but the WAY in which he died was even more infuriating to lots of fans. It kinda felt like a big 'screw you' after such long-term dedication from fans."
"It was so pointless and random, and he was just going to die the next season. He should have just stayed dead."
"The whole last couple seasons were all over the place. It was such a messy ending to what was a really interesting, creative show! They jumped the shark with Deb falling in love with him and the faked death at the end."
"The ending is all kinds of messed up, and quite frankly, disrespectful to Tracy."
"The whole point of the show was for Emily to literally get revenge on the people responsible for her beloved father’s death, only to find out he was still alive. To top it off, his character was pretty unlikable and nothing like this amazing loving father we’d been seeing in flashbacks."
"I really groaned at the scene. Charles, Betty’s long-lost half brother, was dating Chic, the guy who pretended to be Betty's long-lost half brother."
"We just needed one happy season for Ander and Omar, but no, they gave Ander cancer and had Omar cheat on him with his sister's boyfriend? Omander deserved better."
"It seemed like they took random fan fiction ideas and threw them together last minute. There were so many plot holes that it wasn't even possible that it would be the case."
"He was there for a couple episodes, then it was never mentioned again."
"It was so out of character for her to get married and have a child at 19!"
"I know it's a telenovela staple and the show is a parody of telenovela tropes, but we watched her grieve for YEARS and slowly fall in love with Rafael. Then they brought Michael back with amnesia and made him and Jane hate each other. They spat on Jane and Michael's relationship when it was originally really lovely."
"I know these were Amy Sherman-Palladino's treasured final four words if she had written Season 7, but the fact of the matter is, she wasn’t writing Season 7. She was writing a revival that took place nearly a decade later and she ruined tons of character development because she didn’t get to write Season 7. Nobody wanted Rory to end up pregnant with Logan’s baby while he’s engaged to someone else. And the whole 'full circle' explanation is a complete cop out and it’s really lazy writing."
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