The fact that Steve Harrington steps up to be a kind of father figure for Dustin, driving him to the Snow Ball, giving him romantic advice (just like Lucas got from his dad) etc., is incredible for so many reasons. Not only does Dustin not have that positive male presence in his life but from what’s been implied, neither does Steve. I can hardly imagine Steve’s dad telling his son that he looks like a million bucks or driving little middle-school Steve to a school dance. So honestly bless Steve Harrington and not inheriting his own father’s toxic behaviour.
you know, i used to be pretty sympathetic when it came to gabriel and his parenting and his motives as a villain. I wouldnt excuse his choices for neither of those things of course but I would understand them, more or less.
until today’s episode.
gabriel made the conscious choice of going after his own son under the excuse of being akumatised while being fully in control of everything he was doing. gabriel ignored how frightened his son could have been, or how he could have ended up hurt. gabriel manipulated him into believing that he was upset enough for a supervillain to take control of him, and adrien probably blames himself for that.
gabriel is a bad person. that is perfectly fine on its own, but i want him as far away as possible from adrien asap