I love the
journey we take on stories. I
particularly love the journey we take with television. There’s really no medium
like this. The experience is over in a couple hours with a movie. We can control how quickly we read a book
(even if we have to wait for additional sequels). But television? Television is
a week to week story that spans years. Or at least it is if you watch live from
start to finish. Television can be a long and arduous journey. Full of ups and
downs. Great episodes and horribly bad ones. We walk the road with the characters in real
time. It’s a serious time investment and the hope is the story eventually
connects. That the threads the writers weave come together in the end and we
can see the full picture. "Lian
Yu" is one of those rare storytelling gifts that repays all the many years
this journey with Oliver Queen five years ago. We have walked each step with
him. We’ve rejoiced with Oliver in his moments of triumph.
We’ve grieved with him.
We threw things at him with every maddening
step, we’ve watched Oliver come back to life.
It hurt and he fought it for a
long time, but slowly Oliver began to learn how to live again. Instead of
shutting himself off, he chose to build a life filled with purpose
his way out of the dark and into the light that was always there, deep
It was all
leading somewhere. A destination, a choice, Oliver had to make. No matter how
far Oliver has come there is always a piece of him that remains on the
island… and on the boat. Oliver had to
return to Lian Yu, one last time, so he could finally let it go. So he could
finally come home.
story is fraught with triumph and tragedy. There is both in “Lian
Yu.” The great tragedy is once Oliver decides who he is, and is ready for
all that entails, he’s faced with an impossible choice and loses what he’s
spent years building.
Or did he?
Adrian Chase is the master chess player. He was always ten moves ahead, even in
the final moments, but perhaps there was a move Chase couldn’t foresee. One
Oliver set in motion years ago, in a moment where he clung to the light and
held to Diggle and Felicity’s faith in him. A moment where Oliver kept a promise.
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22. Kim Taedong 21. Noh Taehyun 20. Choi Minki 19. Ahn Hyeongseop 18. Kim Yongguk 17. Jung Sewoon 16. Kim Samuel 15. Yoon Jisung 14. Park Woojin 13. Yoo Seonho 12. Bae Jinyoung
11. Kang Dongho 10. Joo Haknyeon 9. Kim Jaehwan 8. Kang Daniel 7. Ong Seongwu 6. Hwang Minhyun 5. Im Youngmin 4. Lee Daehwi 3. Park Jihoon 2. Lai Guanlin 1. Kim Jonghyun
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Here, summarized in a single short scene, we have every reason that Ji Wook works for me so entirely as a romantic lead. Under all his angst, posturing and generally feeling sorry for himself, he still manages to be incredibly gentle and sincere with Bong Hee.
Bong Hee has just a traumatic confrontation with DA Jang and is trying to bear with it quietly on her own. For whatever reason she has determined to keep the incident from Ji Wook. Maybe this is because she doesn’t want to burden him with more of her problems, she already depends on him for so much. Or perhaps she recognizes that he’s already struggled two set backs in his career for going up against the DA on her behalf and doesn’t want to jeopardize his newly launched law firm. We’re not told.
But despite her attempts to hide her distress behind a smile, he notices that something is wrong and goes to her room to check on her. When he notices the bruising starting around her throat, he is immediately solicitous and asks her what happened. When she insists that it’s nothing he reassures her that it’s okay to tell him.
Maybe he understands what she’s trying to do by keeping it from him. But she firmly tells him that she doesn’t want to talk about it. At that point he doesn’t contradict her. He doesn’t press her further. He simply accepts her word. The last thing he does is ask if she’s going to be okay. Because that’s the most important thing here. Not his involvement, or a patronizing desire to protect her, or prove his masculinity. If she’s okay, then that’s enough. When she says she is, he leaves without further resistance.
In this moment he was both tender and respectful. It’s the kind of moment OTPs are made of. Keep it up show.
- Fish: “Then I was dead.” Ed looks at Oswald cause he /knows/ the affect her death and revival had on him
- Ed looking concerned when Fish starts escorting Os away
- Oswald looking BACK at Ed (that eye contact omg #bye)
AM I FORGETTING ANYTHING OR HAVE I SUCCESSFULLY POINTED OUT ALL THE GAY?????