That Sandra, Zanza lady is bitter. I encountered her early on in the Katrina mess on another board, before I knew she was nuts. When I defended Abbie and wrote about being annoyed at Katrina, I was accused of being racist towards white people and "sticking with my kind" as well as, my favorite, "entitled" man that lady throws that one out there in every thread. When I wrote back that I was essentially as white as a paper plate, so how can I be racists towards white people? I sort of joked that disliking Katrina was like a Kumbaya moment that brought the sexes, races and creeds together. She then told me I was a "white apologist" who "didn't know my place." She really took it so seriously and was so angry like if Ichabbie happen her whole world would come crashing down. I remember thinking that this was a highly charged fandom. It sounds odd but you pick your sides with this one and I'm glad I chose the sane side!
I think what really bothered me then and still does, is how they put down Nicole. I love her, I've never seen her in anything but this show but she's so captivating and adorable. No matter where she goes, I'm a fan for life! I kept hearing on other sites from the angry Katrina fans (not all but some) about how Nicole's a bad actress or shows no emotion, is too hard or whatever and for some reason I want to punch them. Maybe it's because Nicole is so tiny but it bugs me when people say bad things about her and I want to defend her! I just have to let it go but it's pretty obvious who's the capable, wonderful leading actress on this show and it's the one that didn't dissolve into ash and blow away in the season finale.
I was happy to see that Nicole received a lot of great reviews for the season finale. I know Tom Mison has the showy part but Nicole is so great as the cornerstone of the series, as all the relationships revolve around her and I love how she makes Abbie fierce, smart., funny, loving, snarky and especially, capable. So many female characters on TV or the movies are just stupid or break a heel when they run from the bad guys but not Abbie, that's why I love her and Nicole, who makes her such a great female role model.