There are so many different storylines because ultimately everything is connected. But at first what you’re seeing is all these different characters who could absolutely be the stars of their own show. So it looks like they are completely disconnected and have no effect on each other whatsoever. - Samuel Barnett
-Lance knows this, it’s why he spends hours just just watching Hunk work, keeping him company and telling him that it’s time to go to bed whenever it’s late
-Lately Hunk has been getting ready for the final battle with the Galra, taking inspiration from the trap they created intended for Allura and Coran
-It is a machine that will get its intended target into a never ending black hole, no time loops, no time jumps, just nothing
-And it seems like the machine works because they have experimented on inanimate objects and have tried everything possible to bring them back and once it becomes impossible they know that they can then build one on a bigger scale
-Hunk’s machine works and it will save the day but
-Something goes wrong with the machine, it was something that kept cropping up in the beta testing, it’s a certain screw that just never really wants to work
-And see the only people who know where the screw is and how to fix it are Lance and hunk
-And once you fix it, it’s game over, there no coming back from it
-Lance and hunk both know this
-Before Hunk can even go apologize or go fix it
-Lance is already on his way to the machine
-But just before he gets there, he stops and through the intercom tells Hunk “You are the best damn engineer and friend in this world, watch me make your machine work buddy”
-And hunk is just sobbing repeating “I love you Lance and please don’t do this, I can’t do this without you, I can’t do this without my best friend”
-And now the rest are starting to catch on to what Lance is really doing but by that point it’s too late the galra are gone
- Lance is gone
-And because Hunk is such a good fucking engineer there’s no way to ever get him back
-But you see it’s because Hunk is such a good engineer that he doesn’t give up
-He works non-stop for almost a year trying to get Lance back
-Pidge spends more time on the computer becoming more withdrawn, more obsessive in finding his family, including Lance
-Shiro takes it hard, he feels as if he’s let down his team for not being able to keep them all in one piece, he goes back to being very tense and stiff around the others
-Allura spends days, even weeks trying to find Lance, pinpoint where in all the universe he could be, she won’t say it but she misses his bad pick up lines
-And Coran is just hurt and upset that the young man who would get so homesick and yet try his best and be there for others would give up his chance to see his family and that is what pains him the most
-And Keith just starts spending even more time training, withdrawing from others, trying to act as if though he doesn’t miss Lance, trying to move on, failing to move on
-Hunk just well he needs to get Lance back because what is life without your best friend?
-Who just sits for hours on end just to watch you work and tinker
-A friend who has been there for so long they know what tool you need with a look
-A friend who knows that food isn’t the only important thing to but goddamn we need to find small things that bring us happiness
-A friend who makes you go to sleep when it’s late and you’ve been on a creating binge (the others don’t know but that’s okay the person who needs to know, does)
-A friend who just wants you to succeed
-A friend who loves you for who you are and ask for nothing in return
- A friend who would die for them, for him…..
-What is life without your best friend?
-Hunk already knows and he never wants to live through that again
-Because you see it’s because Hunk is such a good fucking engineer that he does get Lance back
How much do you think Rittenhouse knows about the journal? Before the finale I was thinking next to nothing, but with the big reveals about Emma and Lucy's mom I'm not so sure. Remember, Lucy's mom gave Lucy the journal at the end of the very same episode where Emma had been asking Flynn about it. Coincidence or nefarious plot? Does Rittenhouse... want Lucy to write the journal?
Hey, yeah, there’s the thing. Rittenhouse may not actually know the journal exists. At all. Lucy’s known about it since the Pilot, but she wouldn’t tell anyone. Not until 1.06, when Flynn was a butt and blabbed the secret to Wyatt and Rufus. Rufus’s recording picked it up, but he later destroyed the device. Same in 1.10 when they talk about it. There’s no evidence to suggest they know it exists and that Flynn has it. And if they did know (no idea how they would), they’d have no clue to what’s inside. The contents have no way of being reported back to them. So when Cahill keeps urging Lucy to join Rittenhouse, he probably doesn’t know that her future involves her joining Flynn and trying to take them down.
I think they specifically staged the scene with Emma simply so we would later be glad Flynn didn’t explain the journal to her. (For the record, I called that one.) Which is just another reason to argue that Rittenhouse doesn’t know it exists. And even if Emma saw the initials on the cover and drew the conclusion to Lucy Preston, she has no way of knowing the journal is from the future or what’s in it. I think them zooming in on it in the beginning is so we know it’s the same one in the ending. That’s also why it’s in the same episode, just to make certain we remember.
But you pose a good question. Did Lucy’s mother give her the journal as another way for Rittenhouse to keep tabs on their trips? She has known (all along apparently) what Lucy was doing: traveling through time. And Rittenhouse, for whatever reason, is obsessed with knowing everything that went on but was kept out of the team’s debriefing afterward. As of 1.11, however, Rufus stopped reporting that information to them (after a long history of never doing it right anyway). So was the journal a genuine gift to help Lucy clear her head (a practice in their family), or was it a method of spying? …I have no idea.
I feel like if Rittenhouse knew everything about the journal though, they would actually want to stop Lucy from writing it. Since it’s Flynn’s guide in his war against them.
Also, throwing it out there, thank goodness Flynn gave the journal to Lucy and he wasn’t arrested with it.
it’s been p much confirmed there’s gonna be a filler arc before whole cake island and i was about to complain about that when i realized…..that carrot will be there…..carrot will get filler content…..THERE WILL BE MORE CARROT