Sam is so busy with being embarrassed at Dean that he completely misses the most important thing about this exchange - Sarah winked at Dean! Sarah isn’t Madison. She doesn’t comment, “That was smooth.” She doesn’t find Dean embarrassing. She doesn’t think Sam should be ashamed of his brother’s antics. And she certainly doesn’t mind being pushed into this tête-à-tête with Sam. If anything, she’s grateful. Because she really likes Sam and she’s not afraid to show it.
Bellamy’s not gonna know that Clarke tried to radio him. He’s not gonna know that she basically bore her soul to him every day since they left the ground. And Clarke’s not gonna be the one to tell him. Because she wouldn’t want him to know. She wouldn’t want to put that on him. But something’s gonna happen with Madi where she mentions what Clarke dragged her outside to do every day like he already knows. Like it isn’t that big a deal because no matter how many stories Clarke could tell her about Bellamy, she still doesn’t understand the gravity and depth of their relationship. And he’s going to look at her, stunned, wondering if he’s sure of what he just heard. And once Madi tells him that yes, Clarke was outside every day no matter what, trying to contact him by name, he’ll get up and go to her. He’ll find her doing something, completely unaware of what he’s just learned, and he won’t be able to help but look at her. Awed and inspired by her hope in him as an intensity fills his chest that he’s never felt before. And Clarke’s going to find him looking at her and smile back because that’s just what she does. And she’ll be confused for a moment about why he looks so solemn but it won’t take her very long at all to find out.
can you imagine the damn strength it took for bellamy “if i’m on that list you’re on that list” blake to close that rocket door without clarke? it’s not even just the fact that he lost her, it’s that he had to be the one to make the decision to leave without her because no one else wanted to. and never knowing if she could have been RIGHT THERE if he’d waited a few more seconds…jesus.
So, we finally get some backstory on Ilia. It was hinted that she and Blake were friends in the past, and now they’re both feeling some things. Obviously Ilia has some issues with Blake, and vice versa, and even Sun’s got bad blood with her now.
But it’s plain to see that underneath that Blake and Ilia are unhappy. Blake doesn’t want her old friend staying on the path she is.
I really do think that the focus on Ilia means that she’s going to leave the White Fang eventually. There’s a parallel with Ilia having hurt Sun, and Adam having hurt Blake; Faunus hurting Faunus. Where do the humans come into that fight?
Blake’s human friends - Ruby Rose, Weiss freakin’ Schnee, Yang Xiao Long (and everyone else, of course). Ilia, meet the girl that wants to save everyone, the former heiress that learned to not discriminate, and Blake’s partner that risked her life to protect her from Adam.
It’ll probably also serve to help Blake realise that she’s stronger with her team than apart from them. Seriously, how great would it be to see her want to help Ilia escape, and convince her that there are good people out there that will be there for her regardless of what she’s done?
I am wondering how important Ilia will be to Blake’s development. Everyone basically freaked out when she was introduced. A lot of people thought that there was something more than friends going on with those two - one-sided or not…I hope we find out.
I also did some thinking on the Blake and Sun partnership, because it’s right there.
All the times we’ve seen Blake and Sun work together in combat… JUST MAKES ME WANT TO SEE HER BACK WITH HER PARTNER, YANG, BECAUSE THAT WAS TEAMWORK THAT MADE THE DREAM WORK!
Plus, poor Neptune, I bet he misses his best buddy!
Going back over V4, Sun has overstepped his boundaries one too many times in my eyes. Now, I know what you’re thinking, but no, Sun’s great, he’s capable, I trust him fine with her. I mean that he literally stepped on her…
While I put the gifs in for humour, I’m partially serious about it.
I’ve always seen Sun as very caring and considerate, but you can be considerate while being oblivious. He so badly wants to help that he can’t see thing’s from Blake’s perspective. Sometimes, yeah, he’s done a good job of pointing out the things she’s doing wrong. That, I am thankful for.
I think that he’s unaware of what really happened to Yang, and that’s why he just doesn’t get why Blake ran away. That’s my problem with him, he’s been a big wrench in the ‘get Blake to talk about Yang’ machine. There’s no denying that Blake’s got serious issues about that. I could have slapped him myself (I’m joking) when he barged in on Blake and Ghira talking.
But there’s more.
I do not find their dynamic cohesive nor do I find it compelling - it’s missing something. This has nothing to do with romance, either. Whether or not you ship one thing or another isn’t what I’m trying to get at. Disregarding my feelings towards ships, and just focusing on their friendship…it’s strained, and most of the time it makes me feel uncomfortable; watching Sun trying to help, and Blake feeling misunderstood, and then Sun not understanding in turn what he’s doing wrong.
It seems they’re doing this on purpose to the viewers. This is where he’s being the wrench again. Having Blake team up with a different outgoing blonde just makes me realise that it’s easier for her to not face what Yang might have become because of Adam. It’s easier to deal with Sun, as difficult as it may be at times. Either person presents difficulties to her, but one is a far cry more scary than the other. I know that it’s also a good thing that he’s there, don’t get me wrong, and I know that in some way, this is the way it’s gotta be. You have to have Sun there by her side for a lot of reasons, and the underlying one is that it allows Blake to get distracted from Yang.
And that’s really emotionally hard-hitting. I’ve been there. It’s so much easier to push someone away than face any feelings and emotions you might have. And so, she let Sun in, because he was still the less daunting friend to turn to.
There are so many reasons for Blake to stay away from Yang and Ruby and Weiss, but she doesn’t actually want to, deep down. She loves them, but her love is what prevents her from risking return. Yang especially is at risk of being hurt by Adam. Ruby has silver eyes, and Salem wants her gone, and Adam is on Salem’s side. Then, Weiss is just someone that Adam despises. They’re all at risk.
But Blake’s going to have to make a choice, sooner or later, whether or not she’ll let Adam control her life anymore.
Side note, I just miss Blake and Yang’s friend/partnership at this point. Hell, team RWBY’s friendship and comradery, too.
I’m fucking READY for a bees reunion™, ready for the team reunion, ready for Yang’s trailer. Hit me with your best shot, CRWBY!