Case in point: Liam Neeson's third season villain, Sean Carroon.
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The main reason Carroon is my least favorite villain is because he's just another way to show that Gina, being a lady person, gets incompetent whenever her vagina trembles. True, Crockett's ability to be a policeman is rocked a bit when he gets into a relationship with a woman (resulting in Tubbs getting pretty beaten up), but it's because he's having all the sex late into the night and just kinda forgetting his duties. His emotions aren't mixed up; he has a penis and is therefore incapable of letting that happen. Carroon is also one of those characters you just sort of forget. Like, oh, right, he existed. And there was also a drunk British person in that episode, right? And missiles? And something about Ireland? And Gina cried at the end. I definitely remember Gina crying and the boys consoling her because of her lady feelings.
This was the first episode where Dick Wolf was the executive producer, and it shows with the distinct change in colors and topics. It would have been like Buffy being taken over by, oh, Supernatural's producers after the first couple of seasons (we'll say after Season Three) and having her suddenly start taking on Bible-thumping Christians while wearing survivalist clothing. So I guess it's a combination of huge changes in the show's scope and a general disrespect for the female characters that make Carroon so distasteful a villain, not so much a criticism of Liam Neeson as an actor. He was nice to look at, though, wasn't he??
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* And yes, Sonny is a creep for essentially lying to her. Just because you don't realize something about yourself does not mean that you aren't responsible for how it affects others. No number of roses in your coworker's locker is going to change that.