So, like, not to be that person, and all, but…

Was the team supposed to have been wrong, to not trust Mick?

Like, the narrative is positioning this as some kind of moral failing on their part, but I’m not entirely convinced, honestly.

Mick is a consistently crass, rude, ignorant, and selfish person. He’s betrayed the team before, and never genuinely apologized for it. He’s occasionally made sacrifices or risked his life, motivated either self-destructiveness, for his own interests. Or sure, sometimes, out of a vague idea of personal loyalty to specific members of the team, in a quid-pro-quo kind of ‘balancing the scales’ exchange for something they did, for him, or because Ray specifically positioned himself as a replacement partner for him, after Snart’s death. (Because yeah, Mick has partners, not friends, that’s not untrue, when Snart said it)

But acting unselfishly out of altruism, heroism, or for the greater good? Nah.

He’s the kind of guy who, as this episode shows, would literally steal bread from the mouths of the dying, and would loot relics from a church. He literally admitted himself, during the conversation about whether they should trust Mick, that he would unflinchingly chose Leonard’s side over them.

Despite that, on the battlefield, Sara handed him the spear. That was an act of trust, one he repaid exactly as several members of the team predicted.

Were they wrong to have been so rude to him, over the season? Probably. Did they make shitty ableist jokes? Several of them did, yes. Should they have made more of an effort to include him as part of the team? Did he apparently have some feelings of loyalty to the team, and liked some of them? Sure. Does Ray have a point, that they should have been less obvious with their mistrust? Possibly. 

But, honestly, of course, they shouldn’t have trusted him.

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obamas still literally part of the reason chelsea manning was imprisoned in the first place. it was activists that pushed him to make the decision. he still treats and has been treating political dissents like shit lmao and has the audacity to list venezuela as a national security threat because of how they treat political dissents. like shut the fuck up. if there wasnt such a push by activists he wouldnt have given a shit. just sayin.