We lost a real one, y’all. Another great gal in a long line of TV’s most ferocious females has bitten the proverbial dust, and the impact of her passing can be felt around the interwebs. Is her demise yet another instance of television’s most noteworthy criminal masterminds getting their just desserts, or is it just more evidence that our favorite fictional females constantly get the short end of the stick? Either way, she’s not getting any more Mother’s Day gifts. Raise a gun-toting, bleach blonde glass for the manipulative matriarch herself, Janine “Smurf” Cody, played with great grit and gusto by the inimitable Ellen Barkin.
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