I finally started watching Arrow the other day, and on tonight’s first episode (1×18) the little sister, Thea, is making out with this hunk-criminal-dude. His friend knocks on the door and hands him a paper bag. She grabs the bag and discovers a gun inside, and then becomes upset because of his criminal ways (have I mentioned that they met when hunk-criminal-dude stole her purse?).
My first though when she got upset was, “Come on Thea. He’s hot. Why does it matter?”
And then I realized that the character is only eighteen years old. She still has ideals. She still thinks that people will change and grow the way that you want them to if you map out a path for them.
I was that way once.