alw christine

  • Me, rapidly looking back and forth while raising and lowering my voice several octaves: Why have you brought me he- Don't take me back there! We must retur- He'll kill me! His eyes will find me th- Christine don't say that! Those eyes that bur- Don't even think it! And if he has to kill a thousand men- Forget this waking nightmare! The phantom of the opera will kill and kill again! My god- my god who is this man? Who hunts to kill- this mask of death! I can't escape from h- who's is this voice you hea- I never wi- with every breath! And in the labyrinth where night is blind, the phaaaaa ntom of the opera is here, inside my mIND! THERE IS NO P HANTOM OF THE OPERA!R A O U L I'VE BEEN THERE!

One thing that I really like about the 2004 Final Lair is that it changes “take her” (said to Raoul) to “take him” (said to Christine), which makes sense given that Christine has to untie him from the portcullis, rather than the Phantom cutting him down. But, I kind of wish this was the line in the show itself. Partly because a lot of the time, when the Phantom says it, Raoul is still lying on the ground, dazed, recovering from being nearly strangled to death. Christine is the one who needs to be taking care of him.

This version also implies less that the Phantom is giving Christine into Raoul’s care, as if this has been a contest between him and Raoul for her affections, than that he’s offering Christine her freedom, and part of that is the life of the man he sees now that she genuinely loves. It puts the focus squarely on Christine, the real protagonist. 

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Sorry phil.

Erik: Raoul, I’m sorry for how I acted. Please accept this present.

Raoul: okay??

Christine: And what did Erik bring you honey?

Raoul: *pulls a head out of the box*