Saying Goodbye to Another Favorite Character (And #Linstead)

Sophia Bush, Erin Lindsay, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jay Halstead, Chicago PDYou watch a show for the characters, not the plot. Sometimes show runners and producers don’t seem to understand this. You can have a really great, well-written plot, but no one says, “Oh, I love the plots on such and such a show.” They love the characters. That’s why it’s so disappointing to fans when main characters leave a show and the show continues.

This year that has happened on Once Upon a Time, which this season lost Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, and Jared Gilmore.

That’s why fans were so upset when Nina Dobrev left The Vampire Diaries. After the series finale, fans found out from show runner Julie Plec that Dobrev’s departure resulted in the last two seasons getting major rewrites and the ending of the show completely changed.

The same thing is happening to Once Upon a Time, as the show runners have stated that the season six finale was what they originally envisioned as the series finale, but instead, we get at least one more season, whether we want it or not.

And now, Chicago P.D. has announced the departure of Sophia Bush and Jon Seda, both popular characters, though Bush is part of a fan-favorite couple that will now be left disappointed. As the Chicago series is much less serialized than the previously mentioned shows, it will likely hurt the show less, but it does leave the show without a great female character, on a series that doesn’t have enough female characters (a problem faced by every single procedural…well, ever).

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Troian Bellisario Talks to the New Potato

Excerpts from the article:
Troian Bellisario, New Potato
New Potato: From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

Troian Bellisario: An ideal food day would be a day in which I listened to my body: when I didn’t go too long without eating, overstuffed myself, freaked-out on a friend as a result of low blood sugar, and everything I ate left me feeling energized and clean. Doesn’t that sounds amazing? But it’s tough, making sure you eat well, regularly and consciously in today’s crazy world. I know I’m not the only one with a crazy schedule!

So, I guess to achieve this, I try to eat simple healthy whole foods; they don’t take a lot of prep and can be taken on the go. I love a thick greek yogurt in the morning with fruit and a nut butter. Sometimes on a Sunday, I will make a big batch of steel cut oats and then put it in the refrigerator. Then, each morning, you take a little bit with some almond milk and raisins or dates and heat it back up; it’s so easy to take it in a jar to work (with any toppings you like) and it’s warm and gives you energy for a long time. I’ll do the same thing on a Sunday with a big salad of kale with my favorites – avocado and sweet potato. I’ll make it on a Sunday with some lemon juice and leave it in the fridge and then make a dressing that I can add later. Usually for protein I’ll add boiled eggs or nuts and seeds. For dinner, I love sushi or a perfect piece of fish.

I know for some people this might sound like a boring day, or a day they have read about in some magazine in the nail salon like eight times, but when my life gets hectic usually food is the first thing I like to organize so that it doesn’t stress me out. If I have an audition and three meetings – and I have to make a flight after working all night – I can’t waste any mental energy by allowing myself to get to the point of hunger and then asking myself what I want to eat. Sometimes it is nice to just have all of that food prepared. I know it will sustain me and leave me feeling full and I can focus on other things.

But that is ideally, as in the perfection of health. I would also ideally love to have french toast and eggs every morning and then ice cream later.
Troian Bellisario, New Potato
New Potato: How do you practice beauty from the inside out?

Troian Bellisario: Listen to your body. I am horrible at this, but I’m trying to get better. I need to learn that when I have not gotten enough sleep, maybe I should not wake up and go on a run. Maybe it would be better for my body to get that extra hour of sleep. Maybe I don’t need that third cup of coffee, because I will not feel any more awake, I’ll just get shaky and hyper. Again, I am horrible at this, but I feel like the key to beauty and health is listening to your body and giving it what it needs, not always what you think it wants.
Troian Bellisario, New Potato
Troian Bellisario, New Potato
New Potato: What are your morning and nightly beauty routines?
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