Here’s to you the first set of my Disney version of Ripper Street :)
not very pleased with Reid -who I had to draw again on paper- his forehead is a little bit too large and I found out I can’t render plaid properly with markers.
Hope you like it, anyway ;)
Soon the girls will join too!
It’s rather poetic and fitting the way in which our four main people ended their stories on Ripper Street in the end
Susan - all her life she has tried to achieve her independence and make her own life, and ends up hanged for her independent choices and the consequences they ultimately brought to her and to her family
Drake - who dream of a life and future with his wife and kids, who didn’t want the job to be his everything, who feared being swallowed by the abyss that is Whitechapel and its dark crimes, in the end is swallowed by that abyss anyways and dies in doing his duty
Jackson - he spent so much of his life running, so much of his life avoiding a lot of responsibilities, but when he finally puts that responsibilities first, when he gets his life together and stops making mistakes, it ends up leading him to his death, and in that death, we see the man who has always been beneath the gunslinging bravado - we see a doctor, keeping his oath in saving lives - in death, he is distilled down to the one title that is his true self, not the gunslinger, not the troublemaker, not the pinkerton, not the thief, but a doctor.
Reid - he has never been a man who could leave it well enough alone, his own sense of justice and conviction dooms him to this life of policing Whitechapel forever and with everyone else falling around him, with no one to be his buffer, be his compass, we see him becoming another Abberline, a man haunted by the past he can’t escape and a life he cannot walk away from - without everyone, Edmund Reid becomes the person he doesn’t want to be but he must be - he is doomed, cursed, to be alone to bear the burden with nothing but ghosts to accompany him, forever chasing the ultimate villain that got away
there is so much irony in how all their stories end, in a way it was always foretold the moment they came on screen
once again Mimi is just the best
mathilda is a godsend
drummond disappointed me but i get it
thatcher you idiot, you came through in the end
robin sumner got his justice
drake too for that matter
jedidiah shine finally died, good riddance
i felt bad for nathaniel
so glad augustus dove got his dues
hope someone is taking good care of poor Connor
reid returning to his position so that jackson would be spared the rope - the bromance lives on