Being Mary Jane: In Memory Of Lisa

I know. I know. Her suicide is so two weeks ago. Y’all have burnt your handkerchiefs, tossed her ashes into the sea and are now focused on Kara and her leech of a man. But sorry, I’m still in mourning. I’m up here looking at pictures of Lisa like she’s a real person and replaying Episode 3, even though each time I watch it my icy heart cracks another inch.Lisa Hudson

I’ll be the first to admit, I was not a fan. Lisa was as trifling as they come, a shockingly horrible friend, self-esteem issues higher than Everest, that cocky bitch who has no problems preaching to you when her own life is a godawful mess, jealous as Future whenever someone even thinks of the name Russell… Lawd, that woman!

But I didn’t want her to die.

I’m mad at you, Mara. Lisa has been to hell, and was still trying to make her way back. Yes, she was a shitty, shitty friend but MJ isn’t exactly a prize either. MJ was a pro at rubbing Lisa’s failures in her face and some of the cruel nonsense she said to her supposed friend would’ve made me burst the windows out her car. Yes, the whole Lisa/David thing should not have happened. But Mr. IT was equally, if not more, to blame for that mess. He took advantage of an emotionally compromised woman with feelings for him, probably in an effort to get back at MJ. Got some cash from aforesaid damaged woman and then when he was all good decided that he just didn’t feel the same way about her. Further damaging her.

Oh, Mara, couldn’t you let Lisa her fix her life first before you gave her the chop? Now, I understand that you’re trying to keep the story as true to real life as possible, where more often than not shit happens and happy endings are more or less temporary. But you could’ve spared her. Here are some options instead; you could’ve let her run away from home. I mean she could’ve gone to that Kenyan volunteering trip or whatever to find herself. Heck, she could have joined a nunnery… but no, she just had to give us a permanent goodbye.

Then because y’all are just cruel, you had to squeeze the life out of her whole death scene, got us crying for forty damn minutes. As if that’s enough you knock us over the head with the info that she was abused since she was nine by her trifling ass no-shame step father. And her mama is still with that ‘thing’ after all these years (that’s that bullsh*t right there). This is information you should’ve dropped in season 1 so we would understand where Lisa’s coming from and not hate her so much. Now I’m up here feeling guilty for all the names I called Lisa.

*sigh

I’m going to stop there. Because in the famous words of Snooky, ‘I can’t. I just can’t’.

 

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