okay but like genuinely though? i am floored at griffin’s presentation of the last episode. i know everyones jokin about the boys punching them in the gut and making them cry, but thats kinda exactly what im impressed by. i am not someone to ever usually cry from movies, tv shows, books, etc. i could probably count the number of movies that ive cried over on two hands. even then, sometimes “crying” is just getting a clogged throat, tears welling up in my eyes, that sort of stuff. but magnus’ death and reunion with julia? i was fucking weeping. the sudden question made my heart just fucking drop, and travis explaining how his idea of magnus’ death has shifted as his character has changed from something heroic to something peaceful and loving, to all his friends surrounding him and kravitz leading him to the astral plane, to the final reveal of julia…it was all so well built up and executed. travis did an excellent job leading it all along, too.
this really was a tiny moment in a nearly three hour long episode, but it was just so incredibly impactful and well put together. the emotional tension and energy made it so profound, and now the next morning, i am still reeling from it. i cant stop thinking about it. this is finally the ending magnus deserved. everything he was, everything he grew to be, wrapped up so simply and so perfectly. a tiny moment, and not something to canonically happen for many, many years to come, but still so important. something i did not expect, but am so glad it was included.
thank you, griffin, for this. i could go on and on about other moments in the finale, and i likely will, but this one was just so important. so, so, important. this is something that will stick with me for a long time. i never thought id be crying over a rowdy boy named after a play on words about ridiculous sideburns, but here we are, and i couldn’t be happier.
thanks to the mcelroys for everything they have done in this podcast and throughout. i am so excited for whatever is next to come.