Like Miranda in that third scene, I once found myself frustrated when a friend repeatedly turned away from a toxic ex. It’s been years of repetitive behavior and I can’t hear about it anymore. So I chose to mock all the red flags that suitors have displayed in their troubled relationship.
And, as if I were leading the red-haired lawyer herself, I presented my argument fiercely and loudly – to my friend’s scorn. In retrospect, I should have kept my opinions to myself and let my friend experience her own romantic journey. However, at the time, I think I became a loyal friend by giving her a tough love.
It was after this meeting that I got my Miranda revelation, which helped me see the heavily criticized character in a new light. No, Miranda isn’t perfect, but she’s a bull for friends, quick-witted, forward-thinking, and error-free herself.