Denial: This isn’t possible. Doesn’t the network know who is watching this show? Don’t they understand genius? This is not possible. We have to save our show. Let’s start a campaign, hashtag save my show that I and tens of other people watch.
Anger: Television is trash.
Bargaining: Maybe Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon will resurrect the show.
Depression: I will never watch television again. Thank God for books.
Acceptance: We’ll always have the DVDs. And the recaps. And the fan fiction. And Quantico looks interesting.
Roxane Gay is the editor of The Butter.