I… am… a dumbass
I’ve been in this fandom for how many years now? I’ve rewatched this show how many times? and I have JUST NOW realized that the scene with Leckie and Sledge, all those lingering camera shots of Sledge’s expression when he finds Kipling in Leckie’s library… it’s not just to remind us that Kipling is his favorite author.
it’s because it’s his goddamn book.
he gave a copy to Sid in the first episode, and now he’s finding out that Sid donated the book to Leckie’s library
that’s why he looks slapped in the face when he finds it. GAH. HOW DID I NOT GET THAT.