Welcome back to Part Two of my series of posts on ships that aren't shipping, but totally should be.
I started off with Part One -- Felicity and Oliver on Arrow.
I'm not sure what's going on with Revolution. For the first half of this season I was like "yeah baby, this stuff is awesome!" I liked where things were going, I liked how the characters had evolved. Most of all, I liked the sudden development of something between Sebastian Monroe and Charlie Matheson. Except then things got a little crazy, and now I'm just confused. Do I like what's happening now? I really can't decide. The last few episodes have been unexpected to say the least, and I'm worried that the writers/creators are just randomly doing anything they can to get the ratings up, so they're pulling stuff in from all over the place. This show is on hiatus for the Olympics at the moment, and after the last episode, I can't say I'm all that upset about it.
You see, things used to be simple. Charlie hated Monroe for (indirectly) being responsible for her brother and father getting killed (plus a couple of other characters along the way, but, you know, this is war and all that stuff.) And Monroe is at first portrayed as this psycho dictator type guy who randomly kills puppies and small children. Okay, not really puppies, but unfortunately some children may have died. Anyway, so in the first part of season two, Charlie's only purpose in life is to track down and kill Monroe. Well, she succeeds in the tracking him down part, but the killing... not so much. Somehow it all ended with them tied up in the bottom of an empty pool, and between snarky comments, the spark was more than obvious. Enter the Charloe fans. Unlike Olicity on Arrow, the Charloe relationship hasn't exactly become cannon yet, but a few weeks ago, it seemed the show's creators and/or the NBC were embracing the Charloe movement, with NBC telling fans to take up the Charloe hashtag (#Charloe) to show their support.
So the Charloe fans had been given hope that something, anything, would happen between these two, other than all the time they spend kicking butt and taking down their enemies. And it was all well and good, until a few episodes ago when Monroe's son, Connor, came into the picture.
It didn't take much to imagine that Charlie + Mini-Monroe = disaster for the Charloe fans. However, for the first few episodes featuring Connor, he and Charlie didn't share any screen time, until this past week. Right from the first scene, Connor was trying to chat Charlie up, but she was all like "and I'm supposed to take you seriously?" She was totally dismissive of him, to the point where it seemed like she barely had any respect for him. Fast forward to three-quarters of the episode later, to see Charlie and Connor lying naked under a blanket together in a field. What the hell, people? Connor was all moon-eyed over it, but Charlie had the whole "whatever" thing down. And then she came out with two totally stupid lines. One: "you were cute and I was bored." Followed by the oh-so-positive attitude of "we're all going to die anyway."
For ages I was annoyed that Charlie hadn't been getting any decent dialogue, but if this is the stuff she's going to start spouting off, then I'd rather not hear it. The only way I can see her getting back from this is if her current actions are actually a PTSD kind of fallout from everything she's been through, and it will get worse before it gets better, in which case I would love to see both Miles and Monroe (especially Monroe), help pull her out of it.
However, at this point, I'm not so confident that its the direction the writers are taking things... But I'm begging the powers-that-be; please don't turn Charlie into a character I can't stand!
And I will end this post by saying MORE CHARLOE!