'The Bold Type' Season 4 Episode 15: Show hints at romance between Jane and Scott, fans 'hate the storyline'
Spoilers for 'The Bold Type' Season 4 Episode 15 'Love'
It is unfortunate that 'The Bold Type' is taking this route in Season 4. The Freeform gold once created waves with its characters, storyline and focus on socio-political issues revolving around women and the LGBTQ community. Over the course of its four seasons, the show has been applauded for staying true to its narrative and the three protagonists. But in Season 4, it only seems to be going downhill.
It seems as though the show is now hinting at a romance between Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens) and her employee Scott Coleman (Mat Vairo). She hired him when she got her new vertical at Scarlett and has never once stopped gushing about the guy. Even when her best friends continuously tease her, she doesn't seem to mind. And no matter how cute or adorable the two are together, fans aren't impressed. "I really want to know who thought it would be a good idea for Jane to be lusting after her direct report," tweeted a fan. "#TheBoldType we all knew that Scott liked Jane. let's just hope that Jane knows better and does not get with Scott," added another.
"Of course, during 4 seasons of #TheBoldType we never get to see Jane and Jacqueline actually *writing* a piece together and connecting, but the minute they decide the flavor-of-the-week dude is the new love interest," tweeted another viewer upset with the writers' treatment of Jane's character.
We want to get one thing out of the way — it is not characteristic of Jane to fall for a guy like Scott and sabotage her own career. Many fans believe so too. "Ugh I hate this Jane and her employee thing so much. It is not in her character to even think about jeopardizing her big break for some dude." Another said, "This is what happens when shows change showrunners each season."
For Season 2, Amanda Lasher took over from Sarah Watson in the first season. In Season 4, Wendy Straker Hauser would replace Lasher as showrunner. 'The Bold Type' earned itself praise for being a "woke" show. But Jane's arc this season is nowhere close to it. While on one hand, she is fighting sexism, on the other, fostering feelings for Scott. "They're gonna make her mess around with Scott and create #MeToo situation here. Horrible for a show like this," tweeted a fan.
'The Bold Type' airs on Thursdays at 10 pm PT on Freeform.