(con’t.) I just think that’s so heartbreaking to different people because that beacon of hope, in the form of Rae, is being lost. At this point, fuck Finn. I don’t care about him now, all I care about is the fact that in two years Rae hasn’t been able to find a way of speaking to someone else about her issues. I think that’s the /most/ important thing. The conversation she needs to have with her family, with her friends, and with Kester. (2)
Only once she’s feeling better with /herself/ can she feel better with Finn. I think after the end of season 2, we (or at least, I), thought that Rae was getting better. And it’s true, she was, and she is. But, I think I just expected slightly more progress in 2 years. Mental illness will always be a part of your life, which is why I never expected it to go away, I just assumed, (perhaps wrongly,) and hoped that season 3 would be more about how when Rae feels upset/scared/frustrated/anxious, (3)
or anything else, they show us, the audience, that it’s possible to ask for help. That it’s natural to /need/ help. I just think that’s what I’m missing out on. However, I’m feeling hope for that last episode, after watching teasers, which show that Rae is opening up, I’m just questioning if they can show that progress in a short 45ish minutes. (Sorry for this ridiculous essay, I just have a lot of feelings right now, and they probably don’t even make sense hahah). (4)
(Also, this is solely my opinion, and I might be wrong, but I hope no one is offended or upset by anything I have said!) (5) (P. S. I think I’m at 5? I might be wrong, I’m on mobile and can’t keep track hahah 😊)
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I feel you entirely on the too many feelings problem, Anon! I’m going to just let this stand on it’s own, because you make some excellent points. Thanks for sharing them with me!