I feel like so often people overlook all of the different facets of Donna that make her such a brilliant character. She constantly shows her compassion, her morality, her kind-heartedness. The fact that she made friends with Stephanie over a shared ex-boyfriend goes against all of the typical love triangle nonsense (yay, positive female friendship), and is just another insight showing how wonderful she is. And there’s her wit. I love the “knock knock” moment not just because it’s hilarious, but also because it’s in response to Sam being a jerk. She just handles it. And the amusing exchange with Josh about a woman’s sexual desire reads as a casual statement of sex positivity, as well as adorable flirting. But there’s also her determination and ambition. Her arc is all about empowerment. What could be greater?
I just really love Donna Moss.