I love the idea of Sarek coming back home
with Michael under his arm, and opening the door with a “I found her and she’s
ours now”, and Amanda just sighing and preparing a new bowl of plomeek soup.
I mean, I love Amanda. She’s the most
badass human there ever was, so I’m so happy
star trek discovery is talking about her.
Because badass!mom Amanda would have looked
at the little lost face and taken it in stride. She would have mothered
the hell out of that kid.
I mean, Michael is confronted with a
people/Klingon-eating monster and the first thing she does is quoting from
memory a book Amanda used to read to them? How many times do you have to repeat
a book for a child to remember entire passages of it (and not just her
favorites bits, no, even pages that could be applied to the “I’m running away
from a monster in Jefferies tubes” type of situation). Then Michael kept the
book even in detention ,and took it to jail
I want to know so much about the influence
of foster!mom Amanda on young Michael.
There is so much of Amanda in her. I-will-step-on-your-neck-and-look-stunning-while-doing-it?
I am a human and proud of it? I will protect you whether you want it or not?This is all straight up from amanda.
Sarek had to tell Michael to behave. Out loud. In front of a stranger and her future captain. While Michael was an adult.
I’m not telling all the kids got
their wild sides from Amanda, but all the kids clearly got their wild sides
(Also, we really need to have a talk about
Spock and Michael as brother and sister. How do you think Spock reacted when his
dad brought her home? Did he try to turn even more Vulcan to lead by example? Did he allowed himself more human
sides, because he didn’t want Michael to be his mom’s favorite (faulty logic: Amanda
loves them all fiercely)? How did he react to Alice in Wonderland? Did Michael
and Spock meditated together? Did their homework together? Quizzed each other? How
did Michael react when Spock was bullied for being half human?
Did Michael high-fived her brother when he
politely told the Vulcan counsel to go fuck themselves when they badmouthed
Because, yeah, she totally did, and Sarek’s kids have forever this reputation
as the wildest children to ever been raised on Vulcan)
All these years I’ve been so sad when I imagined how difficult and daunting it must have been for Amanda to adjust to being the only human on Vulcan. But it turns out that she wasn’t the only human after all. Around the time she married Sarek, another human being arrived… an inquisitive, bright, lovely girl who needed love and affection in a place where both were ridiculed. It was only logical for the kind, natural-born teacher to latch onto a child so much like herself; and for a lost girl to cling to the comfort of someone that her mind could impose over her already-failing memories of her biological mother. So, now I don’t feel sad, because I can see the only two humans on Vulcan helping each other heal and adjust. Helping each other show love and emotion despite their surroundings. Helping each other not only survive on a planet not suited for them- but thrive.
Has anyone thought how the S'Chn T'Gai clan handled Michaels court martial?
Sarek trying to pull every string he can to help Michael while secretly being eaten alive by guilt because it was his advice that caused all of this. If he’d just been better, showed her the affection that a traumatized human child would need, actually told he was proud of her this would never had happened.
Amanda fighting Starfleet every step of the way. Letter writing, protesting, even a hunger strike. You name it, Amanda did it in an attempt to free her daughter. Yes, she made a mistake, but, under no circumstances did Michael deserve this harsh of a punishment.
Spock trying not to let anyone see how crushed he is by all of this. His big sister, his friend, his inspiration for joining Starfleet. Now a convicted mutineer and the scapegoat for this war.
Pike does everything he can to support him, unaware it’s this kind of devotion to his crew will lead to Spock preforming his own mutiny.