For days I’ve been trying to figure out what it is about the latest article with Damian Kindler that has made me so angry.
From the beginning of Sanctuary’s Season 2, I didn’t understand the logic in killing off Ashley, played by Emilie Ullerup. Even though I thought that they had underutilized her in Season 1, she was a great character that had tremendous potential. She had become the focus of the last couple of episodes of Season 1 and the first couple of the new season, and Emilie Ullerup had finally gotten the chance to shine. Even with no dialogue, she gave an amazing performance and really showed what she’s capable of as an actress.
With no real explanation from Team Sanctuary about their ballsy and bold decision, we the viewers were left completely in the dark as to why. That is until Emilie Ullerup’s interview with ÜberSciFiGeek is posted and she lets us in on her health problems as well as what she had been told were the reasons behind the death of Ashley. It had nothing to do with her surgery, it was a network decision, or at least that’s what they told her. This was good news since we now have somewhere to direct our frustrations with emails, letters and phone calls.