outta curiousity how would u prefer r&r to have ended (obviously no malaria and no loss of alinas powers) but like would you still have mal be the third amplifier or just a dude who had too much free time on his hands and thats why he was such a good tracker would u let alina kill the darkling or pull an atla and have a nonviolent but still Dramatic ending ???
hell no let the malaria apologists have their special snowflake killed (for good) and get a taste of what being so disappointed and angry over smth feels like let alina rise as the dark queen she was born and meant to be alongside aleksander who’d have none of that messy ooc behavior like actually hurting his own ppl (not to mention his own mother bish why you always lyin’ he’d literally NEVER) and disfiguring nikolai out of sheer jealousy (we all know that’s mal’s specialty lmao idk why layout tried to convince us the original morozova would suddenly start behaving like his otkazatsya rip off relative) - speaking of nikolai, he wouldn’t be obligated to deal with the aftermath of a civil war and spend actual years trying to restore a broke(n) kingdom someone literally forced down his throat,, let him go back to sailing and doing what makes him happy and let alarkling come out as the legendary bi soulmates they are + zoya and genya are dating, david is canonically ace tamadia are acknowledged instead of brushed under the rug with like three pages worth of presence etc. etc. etc.