Yes, I get that, but to have her get "crippling anxiety attacks" now just ruins her. They can easily give her this self discovery without something that shows her to be weak.
This is kind of like the final straw for me, after several years of mistreatment, mostly by female creators I might add.
My guess is the crippling anxiety results from some previously unrevealed trauma. They could be trying to be relevant by piling on the #MeToo movement. If so, they chose EXACTLY THE WRONG CHARACTER, since she has already been raped/impregnated/gave birth/was raped again by her son-lover. The last thing she needs is more baggage.
Seriously, what a mess.