The character V felt a certain way.
A lot of people make mistakes and there are a lot of triumphs.
Later, she was promoted as series regular in season 7.
There was also a complicated love triangle involving Svetlana, Kevin, and Veronica — ultimately leading to Svetlana marrying Veronica in order to not be deported.
Fans connected with Emmy Rossum's ability to play the character with a mix of selflessness, flinty determination, and emotional turmoil.
Sexual assault generally isn't about sex, it is about power and control.
It is the same thing.
It is clear they are portraying Svetlana as someone who has forced sex on V to get what she wants.