Last Tango in Halifax offended its lesbian fan base mightily when the character Kate (Nina Sosanya) was killed in series 3. The latest word on when a 4th series might air is: a helluva long time from now. But there will be a 2 hour Christmas special this year, which begins filming September.
Since Happy Valley is airing on the BBC right now, I can’t help thinking about Last Tango in Halifax. Same writer – Sally Wainwright. Same star – Sarah Lancashire. The two are in the same filing cabinet in my mind.
So many lesbian viewers of Last Tango in Halifax swore never to return after Kate was killed. They were mad as hell at Sally Wainwright for making it happen.
There is a way for Sally Wainwright to atone to the fan base and seek forgiveness.
Give Caroline a new love interest. Not just any actress will do, however. Give her a new love interest who already has the loyal devotion of the lesbian fan base. Here are a few examples of English actresses who could work in the role.
- Simone Lahbib from Bad Girls
- Rachel Shelley from The L Word
- Heather Peace from Lip Service
There are many other actresses out there who already enjoy the love and loyalty that could make all the angry viewers tune back in again for series 4 – or even for a 2 hour Christmas special. I’ll bet you could name a few actresses with the proper resumé yourself.
I know Sally Wainwright isn’t going to pay any attention to my opinions on what she should write and who she should cast in her dramas. But isn’t it lovely to imagine?