let’s talk about
everyone loves this moment and I do to. It’s perfectly delivered, perfectly set up and its a perfect conclusion to this whole jailbreak. Lance gets his chance to shine and save the day. So - can talk about the fact that - Shiro lets him.
I’ve already talked about how, if shit suddenly hits the fan, Shiro’s first response is action. Someone else talked in their post about how he tends to leap in ahead of the others, even when one of the others might be more suited, simply because he has a meat-shield complex. This is a split second moment. They’ve got a chance for one attempt and one alone and if it fails, they’re going to have to go back in and do this the very, very hard way. Shiro sees what’s happening. He has a jet pack. He’s capable of reacting and throwing himself into things and its his nature to. But.
But Lance says he’s got this - and Shiro stays put. Let’s talk about the level of trust in Lance, the level of faith in Lance’s competency, the fact that Shiro listens to Lance and accepts his assessment that this moment holds. They’ve got one chance to do this right - and Shiro trusts Lance enough to let him take that chance. He does it without a seconds hesitation. He doesn’t say ‘are you sure?’, he doesn’t head back in in case Lance misses. He stays put and let’s Lance do his thing, no backup plan or safety net in place. No matter how Lance may see himself, Shiro very obviously proves here that he sees Lance as a competent and important part of the team and trusts him and his judgement in a time of crisis without hesitation. Can we please put to rest the fanon interpretation that Shiro ignores or belittles Lance’s place as a member of Team Voltron. Shiro listened to Lances judgement call and trusted him to make it.