Kudos to the voice actors, because this sequence hits so painfully. 

Shepard is overjoyed! She’s been surrounded by people she’s not sure about, and went looking for another uncertain element–only to find an old ally. They’ll get Garrus out of here, he’ll be at her back again, and one piece of the universe will make sense again. 

Garrus on the other hand… he is just so tired. This is good news, but everything that came before it has been awful that it can barely budge him. You get the sense that he’s trying, for Shepard, to come across as his old self, but right now it’s just so much effort. 

….you know it just occurred to me that in me2, garrus goes to the effort of dressing up just for shepard and their special moment together. from my recollection, no one else does that, and i’m not doing this to put other romance options to shame or anything, but it shows just how much garrus tries for her sake.

he didn’t have to dress up, but he did. he didn’t have to buy wine with all the money he could afford to spend, but he did. and the best part is; he didn’t watch any vids on how it should go. everything in that night was his own ideas. that’s all him just trying, hoping to make the night right for shepard; a night to treasure.

I just really love how video games help you discover things about yourself that, under normal circumstances, you’d probably never find out.

Things like, oh shit, you totally have a voice kink; your preference for ranged weaponry so you can nope the fuck out when the situation goes downhill; and the shocking realization that you’d totally go to pound town with a whole host of vaguely human beings, including, but not limited to: aliens, ghouls, robots, and giant horned hominids.

so apparently femshep’s official height is 5′3″, and garrus’ is 7′. that’s a height difference of a whopping 21 inches. I’m honestly so disappointed that this isn’t addressed in-game because you just know he’d absolutely rip the piss out of her for it 

“hey shep I’m pretty sure alliance regulations say that anyone under 5′7″ has to use a booster seat in the mako…” 

garrus…kiss ur tiny angry girlfriend before she decks you…