This season of Blindspot has seen the suicide of a QWoC, later revealed to be faked though no less traumatizing to her partner, Bethany Mayfair, the death of Mayfair’s new love interest, another QWoC, killed to send a message to Mayfair, and then in the season finale, the death of Mayfair herself.

The Blindspot showrunner knew all about the trope and the hurt it was causing and still decided that was the way to go. Because killing another Black lesbian was so integral to the plot they just couldn’t not do it.

Bethany Mayfair deserved better.