|spacedinosaurblue Wrote:Aside from Paige being poorly written...|
I wouldn't go that far, but I have to agree that somehow, this episode makes Paige look a lttle weaker or dumber, or both. She's definitely been written as smart and strong until this point.
When she turned super girlie when "trying" to ask Beck on a date at the end, it felt "weak" to me, but maybe I am a little too male chauvinistic. I like the fact that Paige and Beck could get together, it's a great match, but I just thought Paige would find a "cooler" way to ask. She turned into a totally "normal girlie-girl", and I wasn't expecting that.
Also, I get the feeling the writers are trying to write Paige as a good person at heart who sincerely thinks Clu is good, and trying to make a "perfect grid" is a good thing to do. This means she's a good person, who really thinks the renegade "is bad" for the grid. But her blind devotion to Tessler and her naiveness as to Tessler's "true nature" after seeing him firsthand for so long, just makes her look dumb. Especially after voluntarily leaving Keller alone with Tessler. She's too smart not to know what was going to happen after that.
This series is just too good to end after one season. Way too good.