Oh well, Enlightened. I would’ve anticipated Season 3 hardcore, but you were never meant for a Season 3, were you? You must’ve known it too, how perfectly you wrapped yourself up. Just like Freaks And Geeks.
Laura Dern’s Amy Jellicoe was one of the most fascinating characters I’ve ever seen. Like many whistleblowers, she was incited toward heroism not by duty, but by spite. She was a righteous ditz, a New Age narcissist, a bleeding-heart Machiavellian, a sheep in wolf’s clothing. She could get ugly, but she kept you in her corner.
That is, she was an ideal hero for our Here And Now: so much of what’s wrong with us, and yet so much of what we could still get right.