‘The Bold Type’: Fans Are Calling Out the Show for Kat and Sutton’s Story Lines
Because of the most recent episode of The Bold Type, fans are seriously questioning the decisions made in the show’s writers’ room. Season 4 Episode 14 of The Bold Type, “The Truth Will Set You Free,” aired on July 2, 2020. After the episode aired, fans filled social media with criticism about the arcs revolving around Kat and Sutton.
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 4 Episode 14 of The Bold Type.]
Sutton decides she does not want children
When the fourth season of The Bold Type returned, Sutton discovered she was pregnant after her honeymoon with her husband Richard. While she was apprehensive about what this meant for her new marriage and recent job promotion, she was still excited about having a baby with the man she loves.
“I think they’re both really shocked and excited when they find out, for sure, because they’re in love. They love each other so much. They just got married. It’s all very quick. But yeah, I would say their initial reactions are they’re both really excited,” Meghann Fahy, who plays Sutton, told TV Line.
In Season 4 Episode 13, “Lost,” Sutton suffers a miscarriage shortly after discovering she is pregnant. Her husband Richard is devastated, but Sutton realizes she feels relieved. In the next episode, Richard admits the miscarriage made him realize he is ready to become a father as soon as possible. However, Sutton realizes she does not want kids at all, and she tells Richard this at the end of the episode.
Fans of ‘The Bold Type’ don’t like Sutton’s story line
After four seasons of putting Sutton and Richard through the emotional ringer, the two finally married midway through Season 4 of The Bold Type. However, the two still have difficulties making their relationship work even after getting married, and fans are not happy with writers of the show.
“Yo can’t you guys just let Sutton and Richard be happy? Like d*mn. I know this has to be a storyline, but I wish it were someone else. Now it really seems like Richard is always giving up everything and Sutton just changes her mind about what she wants 24/7 #TheBoldType,” one fan tweeted.
“They had a brief discussion about a family when they moved in together, she just changed her mind. I think the writers are screwing this up to try to cover every baby base for some reason. She’s allowed to change her mind but Richard shouldn’t have to sacrifice this. This sucks,” another fan tweeted.
Kat’s story line in ‘The Bold Type’ is questionable
While fans would be disappointed if Richard and Sutton broke up, Kat’s recent story line has received widespread criticism. Earlier in Season 4, Kat illegally leaked the tax returns of board member RJ Safford showing that he supports conversion therapy. While he was let go from the company as a result, Kat was also fired from Scarlet magazine.
She begins working as a bartender at a club called The Belle, where RJ’s daughter Ava is a member. By the most recent episode, Kat has developed feelings for Ava, despite that fact Ava’s political beliefs harm people like Adena, Kat’s ex girlfriend.
“I refuse to believe that the same woman, who just a few episodes ago was comforting Adena when she opened up about her experience with conversion therapy, is going to begin a relationship with the daughter of the man who repeatedly shut down Adena’s artwork and supports conversion therapy himself. While Ava may not agree with it personally, she defends her father who does,” Ariana Fierra criticized for Remediality.
Fans take issue with Kat’s story line
Following the newest episode of The Bold Type, the loudest criticisms on social media were in regards to Kat.
“not only is the bold type making kat date a republican but this whole season she’s been bartending while her white friends enjoy being promoted to their dream jobs… i really do hate it here,” wrote a Twitter user.
“idk if releasing an episode where Kat, a Black queer woman, falls for a white republican woman was a great idea right now during a literal revolution against white supremacy, what is the bold type doing,” a fan questioned on Twitter.