Alice Macher wrote:If it does become a recurring thing, I'm hoping Lisa--who can be quite good at reading people in between her attention-craving antics--will see what's going on and make an active effort to include her in socializing and maybe even play her up so that her new friends see what a great person Sara is too.
Is she? I like Sara, but so far I see her more as an interesting character than an awesome person. She's got game, definitely, as a strategist and planner, and her continuing efforts to find love make for a sympathetic and relateable story, but I can't think of a whole lot of redeeming qualities off the top of my head. Penny and Aggie were the ones with passion and leadership, Lisa has sensibility, insight, and compassion, Katy Ann was constantly seeking a moral and spiritual life, Brandi was both zesty and genuinely nice, Michelle lived with her issues by devoting herself to others, etc. Sara, though, I see as being very close to Cyndi except with some morals, and I wasn't surprised at their mutual attraction. It'll be interesting to see if Sara will continue to swivel between "raging (beep)holes" and "female Archie Andrews," trying to escape her attraction to the former by running to the latter. In a very real sense Sara is running from her own shadow, trying to reject it, and I'm interested in seeing where her story goes. I don't know if I'd want to be friends with her, though.
Side note: although Sara changed her last name because of the libellous viral video, I'd think that at least one of her floormates would recognize her from Hot Lights, which wasn't so long ago that I'd expect it to be completely forgotten. If the "Yeah, Bitches!" stunt was one of the leading "trending topics" on Twitter, that must mean the show had a sizeable audience. Plus, Sara dressed on the show as she dresses now, in a distinctive glam/alt style. So...no one recognizes her? Maybe someone at college will, down the road?
Good point. I also wonder how Sara knows about the relationship between Lisa and Stan, if that's who it is. Maybe it turned more serious than casual sex, or maybe Sara overheard or guessed some things (phone calls, condoms and so on). The latter might make more sense, given how Sara doesn't sound entirely sure about Lisa's relationship status.