Voltron “Reunion” thoughts
So I was thinking a lot about Matt’s grave and why it exists, from a writing perspective. Pidge would realize moments later that Matt was alive. Heck, most of the fan base knew Matt was ok thanks to the promo stuff. So why would the writer’s include this fake grave scene when they could’ve easily placed the code somewhere else. Was it for shock value? I think not.
That episode seemed to focus on more than Matt. Think back Te-osh. She dies in the same episode. Yes, that had a sad tone, but we all moved on pretty quickly. But later, we see Matt’s grave. And it’s not that we beleive Matt is dead. We knew nearly nothing about him, and didn’t value him as a character very much. What was so heart wrenching about that scene was Pidge’s screams of sheer agony. We felt her pain vicariously, knowing that she had been searching since the begining.
I think that episode was not just an episode to find Matt and resolve that plotline. It was also an episode to remind us that people are dying. This is a war effort, and not all the deceased’s loved ones will be as lucky as Pidge. Over two thousand graves surrounded Matt’s. We shouldn’t forget that.