'La Brea' Episode 6: Fans slam series for 'unnecessary' death of a queer character

Diana was barely introduced in Episode 6 of 'La Brea' only for her to be promptly killed in a gun show down


                            'La Brea' Episode 6: Fans slam series for 'unnecessary' death of a queer character
Vanessa Buckley as Diana in 'La Brea' (Photo by: Sarah Enticknap/NBC)
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With Season 1 of 'La Brea' taking on unexpected twists and turns, it seems as though there is no end in sight for the survivors. No matter what method they try, the opening in the sky slowly closing, their chances now grow even bleaker. Episode 6 of the series introduced Diana (Vanessa Buckley), an engineer who was a part of the Mohave mission and one of the nine people Levi (Nicholas Gonzalez) was tasked with finding. Diana also happened to be Dr Sophia Nathan's (Virginie Laverdure) fiancee, who is currently trying everything in her power to bring back the survivors and hopes her own fiance is alive. But as always, the series took a darker turn. But now, fans want to know -- was it worth it?

If you're looking to catch up on the previous episodes, you can read up about Episode 1, Episode 2 - 'Day Two', Episode 3 - 'The Hunt', and Episode 4 - 'The New Arrival'.

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When Diana's character is introduced, fans learn that she has been stuck down under for over three years. During this time, her group split up in the hope of finding a way home. So far, out of the nine people, it was revealed that a man named Jonathan, who was with her, was dead. He tried to track Levi's plane, but fans later saw his body in the settlement. Levi and Diana manage to fix Levi's plane.

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But when Gavin's message causes disarray, Marybeth and Eve try to stop them from carrying out the rescue mission. In the process, a hysterical Diana draws her gun and is ultimately shot by Marybeth, who also damages the engine tank of the plane.

Diana bleeds to death, which is hard to watch, seeing that she came so close to finally escaping. Fans were livid that a queer character was introduced, only for her to be killed off in the same episode. "Did #LaBrea seriously just kill the only queer character in an asinine plot twist?!? Nice to see the #buryourgays trope is alive and well.... " questioned a fan. "So our queer character survived being down there for three years, and immediately dies in a gun exchange that was unnecessary? OK NBC #LaBrea" added another. "literally cannot believe #LaBrea introduced a queer soldier character who’d survived years alone after losing her whole team&was about 2 get back 2 her politician boss lady fiancé&then immediately killed her in stupid way a la #clexa wtf @nbc @NBCOUT so much for fave new show" stated another. 

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While fans were annoyed over Diana's death, others seemed to point of the glaring loopholes in the show that either didn't make any sense or weren't explained altogether. "She been stuck in 10,000 B.C. for 3 years and her uniform still pressed and intact. And walkie-talkies still work? I can't with LaBrea! It's worse than Lost. #LaBrea" stated a fan. "I know this is pointless but I need to get this out of my head. ONCE YOU KNEW THEY WERE ALIVE DROP SUPPLIES!!!! ESTABLISH A FORM OF COMMUNICATION !!!! WHERE ARE THE OTHERS PREVIOUSLY STRANDED???? *sigh* Thank you, I feel better. I won’t watch anymore. I promise. #LaBrea" pointed out another. "#LaBrea makes no sense. What happened to the fort people? And experimental aircraft would NOT be fitted with electronic warfare systems to detect "MISSILE LOCK." Plus it would take hundreds of support personnel to ready a 2nd aircraft, or fix the 1st. Is this a kid's cartoon?" asked a fan.

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Catch 'La Brea' Season 1 on Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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