I was making an observation while watching ‘We Need to Talk again and I realized that the reason Greg has this massive shiver when Rose says his name
Is because that’s probably the first time he’s heard her say his actual name
Think about it. Why would they make such an emphasis on the scene unless it had importance? And up until now, We have only heard Rose call Greg ‘Mr.Universe’ exclusively ( “You’re hilarious Mr.Universe.”). This scene was suppose to emphasis how Greg felt that she wasn’t treating him equally, which was true
She treated him like a novelty, something quirky and fun for the time being. ‘I’m playing around with Mr.Universe’ as it were. And it fascinates me because it emphasizes how alien the Gems are.
Rose isn’t human, so she plays at being one. And Greg is the first one to get her to understand that humans are not play things, they’re real people.