Friday, August 22, 2014

Get A Life!

Distraught fans of NZ's longest-running soap Shortland Street have been pouring out their grief...yes, GRIEF!...on-line!
Doctor Sarah Potts (Amanda Billings) was killed off in an episode this week.
On a tribute page created for the character, hundreds of fans voiced their shock and sadness at her death, such as:
"Sarah, you didn't deserve to go that way. RIP. Many thoughts to the rest of your family. From Larissa."
Reshma was obviously traumatised:
"I was shocked when I learnt that Sarah died. Feel for TK (Potts' husband). Now both of his wives have died. RIP Sarah Potts".
Ngaire got even more swept away, quoting Elton John:
"Her candle burned out long before her legend ever will, aye."
Sarah Potts died of a deadly virus which had swept through the hospital. After contracting the disease from a contaminated syringe, Sarah isolated herself in a lab and desperately tried to find a cure. When she finally found one, it was too late to save herself but she managed to spare all those infected.
*gulp* She died... *sob* ...a HERO!
And...OMG! So...this is just like...y'know...Ebola!
*sob* Doctors dieing the world!
The real tragedy is: these fans seem to believe that Sarah Potts was REAL! And how perverse for TV2 to establish an on-line tribute page, to milk this group grief!
Actor Amanda Billing won numerous awards for her character, who first appeared in September 2004. But distraught viewers should be reminded that in the 2006 Shortland Street Fan Awards, Sarah Potts was also voted the 'character you'd most like to kill off'.
Well, fans, ya got what ya asked for.
You're not in Guatamala now, Doctor Potts!

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