I must be a stupid person for not having realized this before now, but Holy Crap America Chavez in this scene. I just realized she’s been fighting and running from her moms, the second most important people in her life, for likely almost 24 hours. Unlike the other Mother-controlled parents, they can appear anywhere because they essentially died in every reality. So it’s likely that, from the moment she left Billy’s apartment complex, she’s been fighting for her life. Unlike Noh’s, who only showed up when he was trying to interfere with the Mother’s plans, the Amerimoms have been on her tail likely since the spell began. Mother likely knew she was going to be a problem and tried to off her at the beginning.

Have you realized how many times America has likely had to kill her moms, her goddamn heroines, by herself in the past 24 hours? How many times she thought she got away, kicking into another dimension, only to realize there was no escape? That she’d have to kill her moms again for ten minutes respite?

How telling is it that by the time she saves Billy and Teddy from Laufey, seeing her dead moms garners zero emotional reaction anymore? That seeing her idols back from the dead is nothing?

She could’ve gone to Billy, her god, for help. He’s a reality warper, she probably thought he could’ve done something. Hell, Teddy could’ve helped with the punching at least. But she promised to protect him. Her problems, no matter how awful they were, were hers alone.

Holy Crap America Chavez…

tl;dr America’s been killing her moms for the past 24 hours and has zero time for any bullshit.