I’m rewatching The Closer episodes with Raydor. She’s changed so much. I love Sharon Raydor in Major Crimes, but MC Raydor has so lost so much of the BAMFness that made Closer Raydor so awesome. I wish MC would give Sharon some of her edge back.
I’m rewatching TC too and TOTALLY agree. I love MamaRaydor but she’s a little too maternal in a way. She still has a spark but it’s not front and center.
The negative of TC is that they were ALL so MEAN to her!!! Especially in 5, it was awful.
They were so mean to her in season 5. Her character was meant to antagonize, but I think objectively, Darth Raydor was a pretty badass character who was a good fighter for women. In The Closer, they say that back in the day, she filed a complaint against Provenza’s partner for misogyny. That’s pretty awesome; it means she refused to take sexist bullshit within a system that is designed for men. I don’t doubt MC Raydor also has that spark, but I wish it were more front and center. It makes sense that because her role has changed, we get to see a different side of her. But even things like gait and speech pattern have changed, and I wish those things had stayed consistent across the two shows.