Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tough Love: Felicity Porter vs. Meghan Rotundi

Some might say that Meghan was a too hard on Felicity at what was, admittedly, a confusing time for our young heroine: she was far away from home and her helicopter parents, aimless, directionless, mopey, and sexually deprived.

Living in a small UNY dorm room with a total stranger is difficult at the best of times, even more so if you have a penchant for making confessional tapes of your emotional trials for your friend "Sally." Felicity even begs Meghan to take her out as a diversion from obsessing about Ben.

But what if Meghan's hostility and disdain was exactly what Felicity needed? Meghan was the goth Oscar to her preppy Felix. Through Meghan, Felicity learned to accept people with piercings, to deliver semi-witty rebuttals to personal insult, and to break it down on the techno dance floor. She learned, most importantly what it means to be entrusted with a secret box, even when the contents of said box are disappointingly existential.