and I continue to soak up all the spoilers and see all the gifs I can get on tumblr
which probably gives me a weird idea of the plot arc.
But I feel like some people are reacting to this episode without remembering its place in the season?
Like of course things get darkest, just look what episode number we're on.
I'm super tense because I don't know which way the writers will jump next.
Like they have so far done what I thought they were setting up, but what they do next depends on the moral alignment of the series, which, well, we can only wait and see.
What I would do though is about Mick even more. Like the team have been bad and he gets tempted with his partner back, of course he jumps for it, that's where the story lives. If e didn't choose that there'd be a nranch unexplored forever, or waiting on him another season at least. So we get to see him get everything he wanted.
If this is the sort of show where villains can become heroes, like it was last season, then Mick will discover it isn't what he wants anymore. It's everything he wanted before he knew what he wanted. Now it's not about the team or the way other people treat him, it's actually become about saving the world. So he'll save it.
And the Snart related arc I've been looking forwards to all year? Last year it was Snart dragging Mick into heroism kicking and screaming. This year Snart lost all that character growth by writer fiat, and being dead of kaboom. So now it could be Mick returning the favour, because like he told him, he's a hero to Mick. So then they hero together.
However if the writers want max drama and tragedy and woe and so forth, or just to reset the characters for other uses, they can just write off Mick and Len both. And then nobody can truly turn their lives around. Because reasons.
So as of right now it's tense and unpredictable because we don't know who the writers think the story is about. Does it stop being Mick's story now? Or do they follow through?
Honestly I just want TV to tell a hero story where the heroes live better than the villains. If being a hero just means endless epic misery then they're not really selling it as a lifestyle. Someone should do the right thing and get the right ending for them too. For once.
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