I would’ve had more (angry) feelings about this, but before I talk about anything else I want to address the fact that Sarah had to leave the show because she’s pregnant with twins and Shaw is, obviously, a character not remotely compatible with this state of being.
It’s tough either way, but as Sarah says, it’s a no-brainer for her. You’ve obviously got your priorities skewed if you think a TV show with a ship you like (probably the most vocal protests will be coming from shippers and not people who watch PoI for PoI) is more important than the safety of two foetuses that the mother wants to keep.
And I highly prefer this to anything else. We’ve seen what “be careful what you wish for” ends up being like (COUGHWAREHOUSE13COUGH). I am so down for Shaw exiting the show in a totally Shaw-like way. And Sarah fought hard for this. She fought hard to give this to Shaw instead of having her chained to a desk and having Bear keep her company in the subway hideout.
They even talked about working the pregnancy in, and AHAHAHAHAHA, no. Shaw can barely sit still for two hours. Nine months? Hell no. She’d never get pregnant in the first place (contraceptives if she’s having sex with a guy) but even if she somehow managed to get pregnant, she’d abort safely rather than leave it to the inevitable miscarriage it’d be (because let’s face it, even if you want to argue she’ll be completely OoC and keep the foetus, she’s NOT going to sit still until she’s the size of a whale and is physically incapable of moving quickly).
See, Shaw’s leaving in a graceful way, and the promo for “Control Alt Delete” shows they’re writing it the best way possible — Shaw can stay off the show indefinitely and still come back easily if or when Sarah wants to, assuming PoI is still airing.