Exciting news from USA: White Collar is finally going to introduce us to Diana Barrigan’s girlfriend! TVLine.com is reporting that Moran Atias will be taking on the role of Christie, the much-mentioned, never-before-seen partner of our favorite FBI Special Agent. (Well, one of our favorite FBI Special Agents. Lesbians love their girls with guns.)
This is good news for several reasons. For starters, I was beginning to wonder if Christie was a figment of Diana’s imagination. We’re privy to all the goings on in Neal and Peter’s love lives, but Christie is never more than a casual mention and the hint of a smile on Diana’s oft stern lips. (Two entire seasons’ worth of mentions!) For another thing, I love seeing lesbian couples of color my TV, and ever since Maya went to Juvie Camp on Pretty Little Liars, something’s been missing. And finally, have you seen Israeli-born Moran Atias?
I saw some people on TVLine commenting about, “OMG! Diana is in love with someone who looks just like her!” And I mean, kind of? There’s a reason Dorothy Snarker coined the phrase “Lesbian Twinsies Syndrome.”
White Collar‘s third season kicks off on June 7th on USA. [Lesbian] Characters Welcome.