In 3x18, the reunion scene was all angry music, and Ed’s “You’re alive?” made him sound furious.
In 3x19, the scene has “Penguin in Love” playing, arguably the nygmobblepot theme, as it appears in most of their highly charged scenes. Ed’s “You’re alive?” seems much softer and more disbelieving to me.
3x18 is Oswald’s point of view. 3x19 is Ed’s. In 3x18 Oswald goes in angry, ready to kill him. We get a very angsty, tense vibe. In 3x19 Ed is in disbelief he is alive, and I’m assuming unsure how to proceed at first. He’s testing the waters, trying to see if Oswald is real and serious about killing him. However, we get a very playful vibe between them this ep with their antics.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that Oz is being angsty as hell about this and is deadass serious about killing Ed (or at least thinks he is), whereas Ed is actually having a great time now that he’s back because he missed having this dynamic, having Oswald, in his life. Hopefully Oz catches on and starts to feel the same way. I still believe he loves Ed but it’s kinda the same deal as with Isabella.
In Gotham, you can’t let someone cross you and get away with it just because you have strong feelings for them (See Falcone and Ed). They have to pay, often with their life. If Oz changes his plan and ends the cycle I think there’s a chance to move forwards, because I think what this ep showed is that Ed would be receptive to that. Oswald has already proven to be unconventional in this manner by letting Fish live, as she did for him. Ed and Falcone would be in the Gotham City’s traditional, retribution-oriented box. Whereas Oz and Fish so far seem to have made exceptions to that rule for one another, and Oswald was willing to make an exception for Ed prior to being shot. Since Oswald puts it so well, I’ll call this the “love conquers all” box.
I don’t know what choice Oz is going to ultimately go with, but I know what’s been established and I can only hope. Eventually, circumstances are going to force a choice, and since we know that Fish, Oz, and Ed are working together in the finale, I hope that’s a good sign.
Major Ava’s Demon spoilers, don’t watch unless you’ve gotten to Moribund Malediction or don’t care about spoilers
Theres a bilp at the end in the audio and it bothers me a lot but i threw this together in the span of a few hours bc i was like i gotta and its already posted so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ what can u do But yeah here’s this.
Okay so take a moment to imagine the SWORD recruited the team instead of arresting them, which means Fitzsimmons probably get to bunk together.
So pls imagine Jemma getting up before Fitz and opening the window/viewport thing (not like actually open it but like they did with Coulson and how they had the wall pull up to reveal a window) and she’s starting out into space (literally!) while drinking her morning tea and two arms sneak around her waist and Fitz presses up against her back and she leans her head back so it’s resting against his shoulder and she’s low-key expecting him to say something typical like “good morning” or maybe something meaningful about the cosmos.
Instead he whispers, “Space…the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship…Sword. our ongoing mission? To seek out planetary threats and stop them before they even begin. To boldly go where no other ex shield agent has gone before”
And Jemma just GROANS AND ROLLS HER EYES AND MUTTERS, “Ugh, Fitz!”
And Fitz pulls away, faux hurt, and makes an innocent face and goes, “What? I waited three months to do that.”
And they smile goofily at each other and Jemma leans forward and kisses him softly and when she pulls away, he chuckles like he’s realized something and points at the window.
“I guess we’ve got something better than a poster of space. Now we’ve got the whole bloody cosmos.”
And Jemma shakes her head and sits her tea down and wraps her arms around his neck and says, “No. We’ve got each other. That’s what’s better.”