Bryce: I’m gonna be okay. I’ve got something to live for.
Tari’s Top Ten Epic Shipper Moments:
2. Bryce/Keiko, “Star-Crossed Romance”
Just… Bryce/Keiko in general really.
The Scene: Bryce Varley, suffering from terminal cancer, goes to a seaside pier on the fateful Flash Forward day (the day everyone in the world blacks out at the same time for two minutes, seventeen seconds, and sees a glimpse of their future six months from then) to commit suicide. He’s just about to do it when BAM! the blackout happens, fragments of visions flash before his eyes… and he sees himself meeting a beautiful Japanese girl at a sushi restaurant. Half a world away, Keiko Arahida sees herself running through the streets, fireworks and sparklers going off, entering a restaurant and meeting Bryce in turn. Both of them find new meaning and purpose in their lives from this glimpse of their future together. They search for each other, dancing around each other in constant near-misses until finally, on Fate Date, they’re able to meet in person. They’re still together, holding hands, when the second global blackout hits.
Why I love it: Come on. As if you need any more reason than what I just said. Bryce gains newfound hope and a will to live, something to live for, just from meeting Keiko. He sketches her face in his notebooks constantly. He goes to Japan to try and find her. Keiko quits her high-powered but ultimately unfulfilling job and goes to L.A. to find him. Across cultural boundaries, across oceans, across time itself, they fall in love. It is literally Destiny for them to be together. The show may not have handled their romance as well as it should have (choosing to introduce completely random love triangle drama and romance with Bryce and an American co-worker blech), but for what it was, it was pretty darn epic.