happiest scene of the show by far

The Reunion

Whether you liked or disliked season 4, there’s one thing for certain-

You’re happy Matt is finally back and safe

And the reunion scene between Pidge and Matt after all the emotions and build up in the show-

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I’m not crying you’re crying

It was (one of) the most satisfying and happiest scene(s) we’ve gotten so far in the series for us and for the characters of the show.

However, this isn’t the reunion I wanted to talk about. No, the reunion I want to talk about is

The reunion between Shiro and Matt

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People loved that Shiro and Matt finally found each other after so long and after all the build up in the series, and I was happy that they finally found each other too but… I can’t help but feel like something’s off and after a couple of seconds of watching the scene I had realized 

The scene was beyond underwhelming 

Because they meet each other after so long with all this build up for what?

 A small bro hug?

I thought this is not how it was supposed to go, the build up and emotions and just- 

WHERE IS IT???

Now, here’s why I find this scene so underwhelming:

Pidge and Shiro are the ones closest to Matt and both want him back well and alive and miss him with all their hearts. Obviously, they’re both going to miss Matt in different ways because for Pidge, Matt is her older brother she was close to. In the flash backs, one of them was a show of how smart Pidge is but it also showed how lonely she was had felt with it. Matt helps her see that her smart brain is not a curse but an awesome gift. She relies on him. Pidge misses her brother.

For Shiro, Matt is his friend (depending on the backstory we get with those two they might be best friends even). They graduated together, went on an important space exploration together and suffered together (and separately). They’ve gone through big and small together and they’re both close. Shiro misses his friend.

Along with missing Matt, Shiro has a prominent thing about himself that makes this scene so underwhelming

There is such a thing as Survivor’s Guilt

Now Survivor’s guilt “is a mental condition that occurs when a person believes they have done something wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not” It’s also a significant symptom of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Now we know that Shiro suffers from PTSD, I don’t need to explain why because everyone already knows. It’s canon.

 But with PTSD (depending on the situation), there’s a high chance of Survivor’s Guilt. It’s “ a significant symptom of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).” It’s a part of having that PTSD.

So what’s to stop Shiro’s PTSD from causing him to be alone with his thoughts and overthink what he knows and convinces himself that Matt and Samuel aren’t as okay as he wants to believe?

What’s to stop Shiro’s PTSD from causing him nightmares where he watches Matt and Samuel die in front of his eyes and feel like he could have saved them but didn’t?

What’s to stop Shiro’s PTSD from making him feel guilty about escaping and leaving Matt and Samuel in the clutches of the Galra and possibly dying when he was able to get away alive?

What’s to stop Shiro’s PTSD from making him pour out all his built up emotions and guilt that he’s been hiding for the sake of the team and universe after finally seeing Matt right there in front of him, touching Matt right there in front of him, hearing Matt right there in front of him, feeling Matt’s heartbeat right there as he hugs him, having Matt alive right there in front of him?

What I’m trying to say is:

Shiro cares about Matt a lot, it’s been established in the show. Shiro saves Matt from suffering in the Gladiator arena. Shiro cares about Matt’s (and Samuel’s) family by taking Pidge under his wing as a brother figure for her. Shiro misses Matt and I don’t understand why the scene is the way it is. I needed more and there was supposed to be more but it’s not there.

Now there is the argument that Pidge had told the team on their way back that she had in fact found Matt and Shiro would be anticipating Matt’s return

 but there would still be those built up emotions that were never shown and it leaves me feeling that-

There’s something off about Shiro

It could be the clone theory, it could be something else but there’s something off about Shiro and it has to do with the Galra and when he disappeared at the end of season 2. There’s something wrong with him and this was the biggest red flag that gave me the biggest feeling of this in season 4.

And at the very least,

This scene could have been so much more

carasauruswrex  asked:

Ms. Prophet, I have a serious Cockles question for you. So I was watching JaxCon 2017 footage of Jensen saying that "Destiel doesn't exist" in response to a fan asking about Dean's crush on Dr. Sexy and how come Destiel can't exist ect. The crowd boo'd her and cheered Jensen's answer. So Misha seems to not necessarily agree with Jensen as he is always playfully shipping Destiel. Maybe it's just heteronormativity, but do you think that Cockles could exist in a world where Destiel doesn't exist?

Okay well I think I can answer your question by first explaining something about the whole “Destiel does not exist” thing. Look back on any question that Jensen has ever been asked regarding the show and his interpretation of it— the question doesn’t even have to be about ships or anything even remotely “meta”, but Jensen will still only ever give very short, direct, not very in-depth answers. More often than not, he’ll start his responses with “Well as you saw [on the show] … ”  or  “Like it said in the episode … ” because for Jensen, what’s in the episode and what’s in the script is just the way it is. He doesn’t like to sit around and hypothesize or read between the lines. Everything he needs to know is printed right there in black and white. No where in any of the scripts has it said “Dean and Cas are dating” or “Dean is Cas’s boyfriend” or any variation of that (except for in the 200th episode, but then of course—the emphasis was that it was all just “fan fiction”). So to ask Jensen “Are Dean and Cas a romantic couple” of course he’ll say no, because the script has not told him as much.

Now, with that being said— as fans, we see the show as a whole. We don’t see words on a page, we see entire worlds spread out before us; therefore, our interpretations will be far different than that of the actors who don’t even film scenes in the intended sequential order. We have the luxary of interpreting sub-text and that’s what makes us all have such differing opinions on what we’ve seen. Lots of us see Dean and Cas’s journey together to be this epic, tortured saga—where two individuals are happiest while together, so it makes sense that it could possibly be romantic. Misha is the type of person who enjoys making those types of connections as well. He enjoys reading between the lines—he likes making assumptions and speaking on behalf of the character, far beyond what is ever written down on the pages. Since this is something he enjoys, then it’s no surprise that he can also see Destiel as a possibility, and not be as dismissive about it  as Jensen.

Now—all that’s not to say any one actor is right in their actions or any one is wrong; they’re both simply processing the show and its happenings in the ways that make the most sense to them.

So, all in all … yes, Cockles can exist in a world where Destiel might never actually come to be in a script, because Destiel, as well as any other sub-textual interpretation of the show, boils down to individual opinions. Jensen and Misha probably don’t see eye to eye on a bunch of things, but they are obviously still very close. The way they behave when they’re around each other is most likely the reason why their acting across from one another is so full of chemistry. What we see in the show as “Destiel” is thanks to their in-person connection; and thanks to that connection … we have been blessed with the overwhelming love and joy that is Cockles.