Post by thesnowleopard on Feb 18, 2017 2:30:01 GMT -5
I also happen to like Mary. I find her storyline interesting, and like that she is as fallible as everyone else on this show. I wish the show would actually integrate her more as well as more effectively. Instead it seems, to me, they are relegating the character to just be used for conflict and as fodder for the other storylines Dabb seems determined to push full steam ahead on, the BMoL and Luci & his spawn, which I couldn't be less interested in. SMH *Shrug*
Mind you, I get why people don't like Mary as a person. She's emotionally distant, cold, wary, and independent almost to the point of sociopathy. But that's accurate for someone who was raised in the Life. Her becoming a mother didn't mean she could completely change her nature. I'll bet that if she'd lived longer the first time round, this is what she'd have been like by the time the Brothers were teens (can you imagine Dean sneaking out after her and discovering hunting that way? Whoo).
I just wanted to point out that John and Bobby were pretty unlikeable as people, too, but they were still fun characters who added to the story and were interesting to watch. And there are fans who are Team John or Team Bobby. There's a lot more to a character than being likeable, but unfortunately, female characters usually get stuck in box if they're not antagonists, which is only one reason why high-riding bitch characters are so often a good time had by many audience members.
I guess you could say I was always more Team Mary and hoped they would bring her back and explore her as a Hunter. Even with her faults, she's a huge step up from both John and Bobby in that at least she's not abusive. Neglectful, maybe, and distant, but not intentionally mean. And I think with a little better writing (as happened with Rowena, from "The Werther Project" onward), she would make a good permanent addition since it means they can return to a "Bobby" or "John" character without reducing the Brothers to "boys" again.
I don't want them to get rid of her. I just want them to improve the writing for her. Every single recurring female character they've ever had got a rocky intro and only improved later. It's not different for Mary.