Sometimes you forget how good this show is, and then it reminds you by braiding Jimmy and Meyer’s journey up the ladder, beat for beat.  Consider the young man when questioned, “who are you”, but really, answering “I’m a businessman.” Consider the flirtations on the outskirts, watching, learning yearning.  Consider how it all ends bloody, a barehanded one-man-stand.

Ourselves Alone or All In?  On one side, you have Jimmy worming into AR’s good graces (and failing), and on the other you have Meyer debuting himself to Nucky (and succeeding).   The episode titles tell half the story: a man confused, without allies, wandering, against a man determined, single-minded, almost vicious in his desperation.  Little wonder who rises and who dies. How does Jimmy go on to describe himself?  A veteran, a husband, a father.  And sure, he is all those things, but most of all, he’s “a brigand in the woods.”  Why does he murder Masseria’s thugs?  Meyer, however, spits a different song, full of grit and marrow.  He has no doubt, and nor do we, why the last blow falls.

anonymous asked:

So Jack goes through all of First Friday fused bc when they woke up they were already unfused and couldn't, bc they had such a fun time with each other last night. So at the end of the day, Jack sits under a shady tree and stares at the clouds in silence for a while, enjoying his own company, and then he just quietly unfuses, and Max and Johnny are holding hands just smiling. The academy kids start screaming. No one will believe them


oh my god i deeply deeply love this first friday. maybe because its the morning but i laughed so much at no one will believe them

also i love how the academy kids’ investigation of jack parallels the jang’s investigation of max and company except these guys didn’t get a lightning shoop introduction before seeing a dude turn into two younger dudes and are probably traumatized

I was tagged by @jcksnfalahee, thanks jana!

Rules: you can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. put your mp3 player, iTunes, Spotify, etc…on shuffle and list the first ten songs, then tag ten people. no skipping songs. (you also have to put in your favourite lyric for each song.) 

Unstoppable by Lianne La Havas
“I was like a satellite spinning away // almost lost forever and leaving no trace”

Volcano by Damien Rice
“You give me miles and miles of mountains and I’ll ask for the sea”

Burn by Phillipa Soo (Hamilton)
“Your sentences left me defenceless // you built me palaces out of paragraphs” (I also love “I’m erasing myself from the narrative” for the parallels)

Walking In the Wind by One Direction 
“If you’re lost just look for me // you’ll find me in the region of the summer stars” (but also the whole “I know we’ll be alright child” section soothes me)

Here by Alessia Cara
“I would rather be at home all by myself not in this room with people who don’t even care about my well-being // I don’t dance, don’t ask, I don’t need a boyfriend”

Remedy by Adele
“I remember all of the things that I thought I wanted to be // So desperate to find a way out of my world and finally breathe”

Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware
“Want to feel burning flames when you say my name // Want to feel passion flow into my bones like blood through my veins”

Dancing On My Own by Robyn
“The lights go on, the music dies // but you don’t see me standing here // I just came to say goodbye”

Home by One Direction (free me… this one is impossible bc this entire song is my comfort blanket in life)
I have to go with the extended version of my tattoo: “When you’re lost, I’ll find the way // I’ll be your light // You’ll never feel like you’re alone // I’ll make this feel like home” 

but also the juxtaposition of “But there was something missing in her eyes” and “It was there, I saw it in your eyes” keeps me awake at night 

This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush
“I know you have a little life in you yet // I know you have a lot of strength left”

Okay so that was difficult, I’m such a lyrics person! I tag: @makeyourdeduction, @aconissa, @girljohn, @iamthekingofsassgard, @femlocks, @clueingforlooks, @smollholmes, @wildflower-skies and everyone else who wants to to this