What did you think of this episode (the non-Tom parts)? Do you feel Lizzington is making a (visible) comeback?
I really, really enjoyed it. 5x8 was the culmination of a surprisingly entertaining season so far (at least for me) and actually made me feel many emotions that I thought season 4 had just completely erased. I’ll disregard the Tom bits because that’s a whole other discussion but the episode as a whole provided a fantastic dramatic build-up that I was certain they weren’t even capable of achieving anymore. It brought just about everything from humor to heartbreak, and the music choices especially were impeccable. To go from an absurdly mellow Crosby, Stills & Nash song (anyone else got Reservoir Dogs/Stuck in the Middle with You torture vibes during that?) to the Disturbed cover of Sound of Silence (a version I had listened to countless times but never with my heart racing like it did) was quite a trip, to say the least, and a damn good one at that. Red staying in the car because he can’t bear the idea of seeing Lizzie die again, to the team getting there just in time, to the look exchanged between Red and Harold to Dembe holding Red’s hand to that final flatlining noise (heavy content sigh) - the entire montage was just incredibly well done and had me on the edge of my seat.
As for the ship, I think it was a great Lizzington episode long before those final minutes (incandescent, anyone?). The fact that he saves a man he hates twice for Lizzie’s sake, the fact that once he enters the apartment he only has eyes for her, the fact that he carries her outside, the fact that he is so very close to breaking and the fact that I’ve never seen a face as relieved as his when she finally wakes up - all of those moments exist for a reason. I never thought Lizzington was over but I’m also not naive - certain plot points are still looming, after all, and it’ll be interesting to see how they (re)solve them - but for me the bottom line is this: judging by the final scene, Red spent ten (10) months waiting by her side, reading her poetry and taking care of Agnes. And if that isn’t a testament to his unconditional love and devotion for her, then i don’t know what is.
yesterday my first table at work was 4 complete shitholes who yelled at me twice before i even took their food order and almost made me cry. before they ate, they all bowed their heads to pray.
so on the top of their receipt i wrote “hebrews 13:2″ and they went WILD. they LOVED IT. they tipped me over 20% for my “education fund”.
hebrews 13:2 is “do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it”, and i really hope they got home and looked it up and realized that i am, in fact, a petty fucking bitch
Hinata: Kageyama! They didn’t notice! Tsukki: I’m amazed you two idiots could come up with a system like that. Hinata: Hey! We’re not the ones who thought of it! Tsukki: Of course. And who thought of it for you? Hinata: Sugawara-san!