Post by snacky on Oct 24, 2015 19:40:01 GMT
IMHO, Emily's character just started to grow in Season 8 - it's a shame that's the point when she leaves!
I still don't understand Emily/George at all: what a poor model of a relationship to put out there for both young women and young men. One of the subtle draws of MM is that William offers a model for manhood that isn't usual for TV (at least American TV): so female viewers feel obliged to cheer William on for providing the alternative they want, and they also have to cheer on the woman who appreciates him.
The George/Emily dynamic is different. Women want to cheer on George for being a good man, but they want to cheer on Emily for her independence. When George and Emily are together, she diminishes him. It's not a balanced relationship: it only models a "lesser" man groveling before a dismissive woman.