i am rewatching season one because it's been so long since i watched it

Amara and season 11 just don’t work without Destiel

Based on my thoughts and seeing a lot of others thinking the same I went through and rewatched season 11 focusing heavily on Amara’s scenes, in the end putting them back to back to really look in detail and wowzers, that was eye opening.

As well as all the huge amounts of subtext throughout the season as usual, if you watch all of Amara’s screen time and follow her interactions with Dean and her overall storyline (which is the whole of season 11′s overall storyline, just saying) it just does not function without Dean and Cas’s bond. Without Destiel this whole season just… doesn’t work.

So, just looking at the obvious parts (I won’t go into too much detail as I wrote a whole other post about Amara as an exposition for Dean’s feelings here….).

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The real ‘upping the game’ in the exposition of Dean and Cas’s feelings towards each other and, coincidentally, the overall arc of the season, comes from THIS POINT, where Amara is textually and visually put forward as a love interest for Dean. There is a clear parallel of Dean/Amara and Dean/Cas throughout the season 11 narrative and it is from THIS point that both Amara and Cas are portrayed romantically, directly mirrored and used in each others’ narratives. This is not a coincidence. 

If it were more referenced beforehand perhaps I may be a little more forgiving and allow more of a ‘platonic profound bond’ reasoning but it is precisely because of this clear move into a love interest role for Amara that Cas and Amara are then clearly portrayed as ‘good bond/love’ and ‘bad bond/love’. One is forced on Dean against his will and he clearly rejects it, one is at its core based on free will and he clearly is doing everything he can to save Cas, even going up against Amara to do this, a very well done full circle of parallels leading into each other… *ahh narrative tie-ins and mirrors - sighing with contentment*.

SO… Since the midseason finale and this scene:

We have the Amara/Love monster who tells us textually that she can “feel the love that you feel”, she uses the particular and relatively precise and uncommon word ‘longing’ which we all now clearly associate with Cas and praying, she talks about his feeling shame… Then moves onto Amara, reminding him of Dean’s way ‘out’, of the ‘bliss’.  For me although this isn’t Amara, the love monster does actually use the words “who I am doesn’t matter” and therefore it’s clear that the information she’s giving us is what is important. This is a clear exposition.

Dean then clarifies to Sam that “to call it desire or love…it’s not that”. So the love monster from Love Hurts - who was talking about Dean’s love and longing and shame… She uh, wasn’t picking up on love for Amara as Dean has explicitly told us that is not what he is feeling. So…. who might it have been referring to? 

The attempting expelling of Lucifer. Is just so much Destiel and has been covered so many times. All I’m going to say here is that despite “God’s freaking sister”, one of the two most powerful beings in the universe, being right there, Dean’s main concern is Cas to the point that he calls out for him in front of everyone else and reveals his weakness, not a particularly restrained or smart move for a trained hunter. Amara and Lucifer both notice this and we are meant to notice them noticing
Why is this important? To clarify that Dean’s bond with Cas and his worry for him outweighs his bond with Amara.

The longing scene. Again, much meta-d. Basics being, Dean is longing for Cas (while actually muttering ‘where are you Amara’ clearly worried for Cas as it is Cas not Amara he is talking to Sam about around this scene. Amara has an actual real, substantiated ‘bond’ with Dean through the mark, sure, but it IS NOT AS STRONG AS HIS BOND WITH CAS (which as far as I’m aware doesn’t actually have any real basis unless the hand mark or something has a role but hasn’t been touched on for 8 years so I’m going with no), ergo Amara has to use Cas to find Dean. Then yes, she totally manipulates him into coming to rescue Cas/Lucifer because Dean is such a good friend

After this we get another very interestingly subtextual scene where Dean and Sam are interviewing Donatello and it is only once Sam mentions the word ‘Angels’ that Amara again immediately finds and comes to Dean.

Again proving that Dean’s bond with Cas is stronger than his bond with Amara.

I particularly love the near-finale narrative, after she expressly tells Dean she cares for him and wants him to be happy, to have bliss - the sandwiching of Mary and Cas in her story which is so relevant to season 12 - how Amara shows that she is capable of just de-materialising Metatron in an instant because she is attacked and angry, she then notices Mary’s picture, she then is again attacked and angry but ‘saves’ Cas, essentially ‘resurrecting’ him from Lucifer’s control, then of course resurrects Mary.

( #Narrative parallels and tropes are a thing is one of my favourite tags).

These are all writing/directing/production choices that were made to show these scenes one after the other and revealing her choices here. Are we not supposed to wonder why she made these choices? 

Are we not supposed to wonder why Amara, all powerful being, is incapable of contacting Dean without going THROUGH CAS (who Dean expressly states is “small fry” in comparison to her), or having a conversation with him where Cas isn’t in some way referenced once she is herself portrayed as a love interest? 

Or why the writing/directing/production team made these choices? 

There is a clear narrative being told here.

If you watch all of Amara’s screen time throughout this season it is just so clear what she is exposing, what her interactions with Dean are based on, how her storyline does not function without Dean and Cas’s bond. I’m not saying her story is pointless, it clearly isn’t, just that it rests on their bond so this shows how extremely important to the whole story their bond is.

Any why? Why are we being shown all this, why are we being encouraged to question all this? I was just reading @charlie-minion’s excellent overview and loved this post with great insight: “The question in season 9 was “who do you love?” Whereas I think the questions in season 10 are “what kind of love do you feel?” and “whose heart are you gonna break?”. 

There is a clear and ever evolving question about Dean’s feelings throughout the seasons which has now kept on into season 12. I think these questions have been more or less answered now, the questions for season 12 and moving forwards are “is this love reciprocated”, which has already been answered textually, “will you be able to admit to this love” and “what are you going to do about it”…

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knives78  asked:

You get this shot of Dany reaching for Jon but Jon does not take it her hand. Instead he chooses to go after the NK all on his own. This is significant because it tells you that if Jon could end this without the help of Dany he would, Beric showed him a different way and he really tried but failed. This if anything reinforced the notion in his mind that he can't do it without Dany.

Hi there! Thanks for the ask!

I apologize I’m just replying now. Thought I’d hold off on judging this shot until the finale aired so I could discuss it in full. Because it is a super interesting thought!

D@ny reaching for Jon was one of those 706 details I missed the first time around but it is curious upon rewatch. I don’t particularly think they telegraphed WHY Jon turned around all that well. It’s pretty chaotic with a lot happening all at once. My original assumption was that Jon realized the team needed him to provide cover to support the mission and in the process of fighting, just got cut off from them. If they wanted to telegraph that Jon intended to fight the NK, IMO, they needed more shots of closeup NK and Jon a la Jon vs Ramsey in BotB.

But thematically, it’s an interesting shot right? That D@ny offers her extended hand and Jon reaches up with clenched knuckles but then decides against taking it. That he turns away, goes in the opposite direction to be a hero on his own, still denying her help even after she flies in there with those colossal war machines. That says a whole lot. It also is another breadcrumb pointing to Viserion’s death as the gamechanger for Jon because he knows what the NK will do with a dead dragon. So fastforward to the boat, Jon realizes they are fucked without her dragons, that there is no time to waste, and he does the very un-Jon-like move of grabbing D@ny’s hand. 

For D@ny, there’s also a potent tragic metaphor in this shot: Jon Snow always just out of her reach. She extends her hand whole heartedly to him. Jon reaches half-heartedly with a clenched fist before turning away to protect others. 

The finale underscored this metaphor IMO. I believe we’re seeing undercover!Jon, so it makes me feel for her in a way. She really does spend most of the episode being influenced by him. Despite riding into the pit on a dragon (and that visual itself is its own doozy of a metaphor, flying into a dragon trap?!), she really lacks agency the whole hour. She offers her personal thoughts and feelings to Jon. He offers up nothing personal in return but she doesn’t seem to notice. When he lays out a travel plan that threatens her safety and makes her advisors nervous, she doesn’t question his motives in the plan. She buys his flimpsy excuse of sending “a better message” as Tyrion and Jorah watch Jon’s growing influence with worry. And then boatbang, she doesn’t notice Jon all weirdly stressed and panic-y on top of her? I’m honestly lowkey concerned for her lack of self-awareness and judgment of others. It makes me want to go all girlfriend on her and take her aside like, GIRL OPEN UP YOUR EYES. 

But this isn’t an out of nowhere trait. D@ny has had a long history of trusting people that are playing her. Off the top of my head, Mirri Maz, Doreah, and Jorah had all played her with varying degrees of malice, before the second book/season closed. And she was clueless until evidence came out proving their treachery. I guess the argument could be made that she’s learned since…but I’m not sure she has? She became less trusting but nothing showed us she ever worked to correct this weakness or ever got better at reading people’s intentions. She states in ACOK that she is “neither deaf nor blind”. Stannis also proclaims “I am not blind”. Both state so with lack of self-awareness to their own actual blindness.

D@ny does have a moment of realization in ADWD:

If I look back, I am doomed, D@ny told herself … but how could she not look back? I should have seen it coming. Was I so blind, or did I close my eyes willfully, so I would not have to see the price of power?

— Daenerys II, ADWD

But it is short-lived. She basically buries this, deciding to be a conqueror and leave Meeren for Westeros.

I’m particularly fascinated by that “if I look back” part because she repeats it over and over across the years. She fears looking back and feeling lost. But that’s exactly what she needs to do to gain some self-awareness and grow some discernment skills. She resists it and thus goes down a path that wasn’t her own. One that will most likely end in tragedy.

This counters Jon pretty sharply, who does nothing but observe. That’s a specific Jon talent GRRM highlights from the very beginning of the series. Bran’s climbing habit seems to be an extension of wanting to, like Jon, see things others did not.

Bran’s first chapter compares Jon’s discernment skills with Robb’s:

The deserter died bravely,” Robb said. He was big and broad and growing every day, with his mother’s coloring, the fair skin, red-brown hair, and blue eyes of the Tullys of Riverrun. “He had courage, at the least.”

“No,” Jon Snow said quietly. “It was not courage. This one was dead of fear. You could see it in his eyes, Stark.” Jon’s eyes were a grey so dark they seemed almost black, but there was little they did not see.

— Bran I, AGOT

This awareness is underscored a couple pages later when Jon discovers Ghost:

Halfway across the bridge, Jon pulled up suddenly. 

“What is it, Jon?” their lord father asked. 

“Can’t you hear it?” 

Bran could hear the wind in the trees, the clatter of their hooves on the ironwood planks, the whimpering of his hungry pup, but Jon was listening to something else. 

“There,” Jon said. He swung his horse around and galloped back across the bridge. They watched him dismount where the direwolf lay dead in the snow, watched him kneel. A moment later he was riding back to them, smiling. 

“He must have crawled away from the others,” Jon said. 

“Or been driven away,” their father said, looking at the sixth pup. His fur was white, where the rest of the litter was grey. His eyes were as red as the blood of the ragged man who had died that morning. Bran thought it curious that this pup alone would have opened his eyes while the others were still blind.

— Bran I, AGOT

Jon hears what neither Ned nor Robb nor Bran nor Theon can hear. As a consequence, he finds Ghost, the only pup of the litter with his eyes wide open.

This is barely 13 pages in. It’s akin to an establishing shot for the character.

There’s been some good takes lately on Jon physically losing his sight (at least partially) in the future. Ever since I learned Jonnel Stark (who married Sansa Stark) was a One-Eyed Lord of Winterfell, I’ve joked about a plot twist that Jon loses an eye in the war against the Dead. 

So it’s worth noting that Sam explains how Maester Aemon, though physically blind, “sees things no one else sees” (Jon VIII, AGOT). 

Arya learns through actually losing her sight that one can become hyperaware of surroundings by relying on other senses, gaining skills of discernment that others with sight ignore.

And because this is a Jonsa blog, I cannot resist adding this passage of Ned’s about Sansa:

It was queer how sometimes a child’s innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to. Someday, when Sansa was grown, he would have to tell her how she had made it all come clear for him.

— Eddard XII, AGOT

Of course, here, Sansa had no idea she was helping Ned. And in fact, helping him piece together the puzzle of Joffrey’s parentage actually contributed to his death. She’s still a child and her skills of discernment take some time to evolve—most notably, while she poses as a bastard in the Vale. But it’s a curious connection nonetheless.

The only other people who are said to “see things” in the series have magical connections, Thoros and Melisandre. They both are said to “see things in the flames”. In the case of Melisandre, what she saw was ultimately misleading. Thoros explains to Arya that although the flames do not lie, he can misinterpret them (“sometimes I read them wrongly, blind fool that I am”; Arya VIII, ASOS).

At the heart of the Undercover!Jon theory is the narrative need for Jon to do better than Ned and avoid his mistakes. I’ve been reviewing Ned’s chapters since S7. His words as he sits in the KL dungeon for treason are relevant:

He damned them all: Littlefinger, Janos Slynt and his gold cloaks, the queen, the Kingslayer, Pycelle and Varys and Ser Barristan, even Lord Renly, Robert’s own blood, who had run when he was needed most. Yet in the end he blamed himself. 

“Fool,” he cried to the darkness, “thrice-damned blind fool.” 

Cersei Lannister’s face seemed to float before him in the darkness. Her hair was full of sunlight, but there was mockery in her smile. “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die,” she whispered. 

Ned had played and lost, and his men had paid the price of his folly with their life’s blood.

— Eddard XV, AGOT

This is Ned taking full stock of the consequences of his actions and owning up to them fully.

He calls himself out as a fool. A blind fool.

That connects pretty nicely with Jon up on that cliff in 703 lamenting being a Northern fool.

But if it was Ned’s blindness that made him foolish, trusting LF and underestimating Cersei, causing his death—then Jon should be uniquely positioned to prevent history from repeating itself. Indeed, if the finale is any indication, he’ll get back to Winterfell. He’ll succeed were Ned and Brandon and Rickon failed. And he’s returning having completed his original goal: to secure powerful allies and their resources to take on the NK.

So I do feel bad for D@ny. If S7 is any indication, Jon will always be just out of her reach. She has her years long resistance to looking back and fear of being lost to thank for it. No boatbangs will change that. But I can see Kit’s satisfaction with Jon this season. If the Undercover!Jon theory is correct, it’s a character move six years in the making with a hell of a potential payoff. It would pair with the R+L=J reveal, that Ned played everyone for 18+ years, spectatularly. 

Outlander 03x01 The Battle Joined

I didn’t have time to do a full rewatch of both seasons before the new season of Outlander started so I only did a rewatch of my absolute favorite episodes. For Season 2 that was 2x01 Through a Glass Darkly and 2x10 Prestonpans… and those two episodes couldn’t have been more relevant to the Season 3 premiere episode with so much of the episode revolving around Frank and Claire’s renewed marriage and a battle and its aftermath.

As has been the case before with Outlander, having read the books and having that vague idea of what’s coming helps me to emotionally prepare for certain events. And has also been the case before with the adaptation, this was an episode where I emotionally prepared for one thing so they decided to wallop me with feels from a direction I wasn’t anticipating (and I LOVE it when the show does that).

Episode spoilers and more below the cut. Also it’s been a long time since I’ve written one of these and I’ve been very excited about it all so this is a verra, verra long analysis.

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PLL 7x14 Power Play - (long, sorry!) Thoughts

- Yep, one of the best episodes of the series. Call me dramatic, whatever. But in my opinion, it was. The story was constantly moving and I loved that. That is all I need to classify a PLL episode as good. And, combined with answers.. they had a formula for success. I wished I recorded myself watching it because I genuinely had a smile on my face from start to end, and two particular reveals got a great reaction out of me. Even the romance scenes I appreciated. Ugh, such a good episode! So many feels. Happy, intense, OMG, frustrated, emotional.

- Well… after this post, you know where I’m off to… my unanswered questions post! Finally I get to cross off more! SHOUTOUT TO US TUMBLR FANS FOR THEORISING EVERY SINGLE ANSWER WE GOT TONIGHT WITH 100% ACCURACY!! 

- I don’t know how you guys did it, but theorising that Ted is Charlotte’s father… what the hell! I always dismissed that theory. I thought it was too out-there. But it happened! I was sooooo shocked. I thought Ted was just a random guy from the church that liked Ashley. End of story. Apparently not end of story! Loved it. There is no way they had that planned all the way back then. I really do think that Ted was brought to the show just to be a love interest for Ashely. Then they created the Charles story and realised “oh shit, we need a male to be Charlotte’s father. Lucky we made a character like Ted!” I refuse to believe they intended to use Ted for more than just a pastor in love with Ashley. Anyway, not that that matters. I’m happy with this answer.

- Last week I complained that PLL has severely lacked good production since the dollhouse episodes; production in the sense of unique camera angles, music, etc. Well today they finally returned to its glory. The ending scene was so good and dramatic with the music, that camera angle where Ali finds her hidden puzzle piece and also when Mary steps out from behind the door to reveal herself with Ted… little things like that, I appreciate. 

- The reveal that Lucas knew CHARLES… wow!!! OMG!! I actually said “no fucking way” for once in a few years in PLL. They’re going somewhere with this. Lucas built that board game, he is an app developer and has the resources/money. 

- Another reveal that made me actually throw my blanket off and sit up… when they actually SHOWED that scene from 4B of Mary creeping up on Spencer!! We all kind of guessed that it was Mary in that scene, but to actually SEE the writers SHOW US that link very explicitly rather than let us just guess… it was AMAZING. I hope the series finale is like that, where they actually SHOW us past scenes like that, rather than expect us to make the links. Such a good scene, learning the backstory behind that.

- Mary killed Jessica. I knew it! I was not shocked one bit. But hey. After 7 seasons of this craziness, I am totally happy to take logic over shock. “Sydney killed Jessica!” like no. Get lost. Zero logic. Mary killed Jessica, yeah, I’ll take it!

- People are probably disappointed that it was Sydney under the hoodie… I told myself it’s not AD so I was expecting someone like that. I was happy with that.

- Aria going dark.. I’m all in. But please don’t cause a massive divide in the group. The small divides it causes now is fine, but I don’t want to spend the final 6 episodes with the girls pissed off at each other/Aria.

- Amongst all the storylines going on, they still managed to have scenes relevant to Archer. Thank god! See, that’s what we want. Forget the ping pong, and just keep us updated on other side mysteries like that. We don’t have to solve the side mystery, but just keep mentioning them in the ‘filler’ scenes. That’ll keep us going until the finale.

- I thought finding out who killed Jessica, and that Ted is Charlotte’s father, would be enough for this episode. Nope, they revealed what we’ve all been thinking since August last year! Emison fans on Twitter telling Marlene to go kill herself: fuck off. NEVER wish that upon anyone. As if I’m actually saying that. I know Emison fans are really passionate, and rightfully so, but chilllllll. Spencer said it very well: they are feeling violated. Emily isn’t saying “yippee, let’s have a baby Ali!!” Yes it’s controversial, yes it’s diving into areas of rape, but don’t tell a woman to kill herself.

- Not gonna lie. I did laugh at AD’s hoodie talking to Aria. The concept was cool but it looked far too fake. This show never is good with visual effects and stuff like that (*cough* CeCe watching the girls in the window in 610 *cough*)

- Shoutout to Paily. I really enjoyed their scenes. All of them. I was a shipper of Paily during season 4 and so this brought me right back to those good old days. Paige has barely smiled since she came back in 7B so it was so good to see her be happy for once. 

- There was one thing that someone said that really made me think Spencer has a twin!!! I can’t remember what it is! I’ll rewatch later in the week and update you all.

- Thank god Ezra is being dismissive of Nicole. I mean, it’s sad for Nicole, but at the end of the day and putting realism aside, just get lost Nicole. Ezria is endgame and you’re just making PLL fans frustrated.

- Next week’s promo!! Directed by Troian!!!!!!!!!! Wren’s return!! “Every theory I come up with leads back to you” is Furey hinting towards a Spencer twin? Not that he knows, but if all his research keeps pointing to a Spencer, it’s only a matter of time before he finds something? It is in 2 weeks but I’m so happy because it means the finale is pushed out to when my uni exams finish!

- 9/10. I can’t give it 10/10 because I’ve forgotten what a perfect PLL episode feels like. It’s been way too long. Maybe this is what a perfect PLL episode feels like? Again, I can’t remember. But it’s up there!

- Sorry this is long, but hey, 6 to go. Need to summarise it all and it’s better than sharing thoughts all over the place with scattered messages. Compare this to 712, which never even got a post!

Aria is A. Or IS SHE NOT? RANT!

Once upon a time in the spring of 2014 there was a pll fan who had been watching Pretty Little Liars for 6-7 months. The pll fan really loved the show. The pll fan thought everything was brilliant! Especially the mystery of A, the main plot. Pretty much like anybody else who watched it. One day, the pll fan came across a video on youtube. Called “70 reasons why Aria is A”.(My very first AriA video.<3) “That’s stupid. Why would she be A? None of the girls are A! Why would anybody even think she has something to with her worst enemy?” the pll fan thoguht but decided to watch it. Just for fun and to see what “reasons” there were for her to be A. And after that, the pll fan’s eyes were opened. There was no way back now. The pll fan became a true and loyal “Aria is A believer”. There was no longer doubts and it was impossible to ignore all the clues around Aria. Once you’re in. there is no way out. That pll fan? Was me. One of the most harcore Aria is A believers there is.

There are so many things to say about this show. About the characters, storylines, writing and e.g. other A theories! There are literally clues for everyone. But Aria is probably the one with the most clues, hints and proofs. (Or maybe except Wren?) All the theories about her are awesome and clever. Mmaking one of the victims into the actual perpetrator, that is what I call a plot twist! They’ve could have done it so very good. And they almost did. It could have been an absolutely amazing story.

After the finale I watched a video on youtube with the spoilers for the original script for 6x10. They did not mention anything about Aria… though IF that script would have been the actual episode in the end, would they reveal Aria later in the series? Maybe as Uber A. Just wishful thinking? At least I feel like there was a bigger chance that she would. ESPECIALLY since she there is connections and parallels to Wren and Melissa, they would both be revealed originally.
Now I kind of doubt it since Marlene said that the story of A is over. Just like that. Imo you can’t drag on a story for that long and then just say “game over”, then at once the story is done andimmediately there’s a time jump 5 years forward?

BUT I will watch the whole show. (Ahh…like the first seasons. The good ol’ days<3 Can’t wait to rewatch!) I will continue reading Aria theories. I will not hesitate to make my own theories about her. It’s still fun. I enjoy Aria theories more than any other theories. Actually, I would call Aria theories my actual hobby. I became so excited of the idea and now I’m stuck. Not that I want to let go either.

I’m sorry but unless I get a big ass fucking hella good explanation from Marlene and the other writers about Aria and her apparently non-shadidnes… maybe then I would sort of accept it in some way… that Aria is… innocent… (ugh) Well, OK I doubt I would truly accept it. To be completely honest.
Yes, I KNOW it’s “JUST” a show and “JUST” a theory etc. BUT it is my LIFE. My passion.

I stayed up many nights just to think about PLL, of he great mystery and I could only fantasize what it would be like when they finally revealed Aria as A. I was… I AM, obsessed OK. I had several dreams about Aria getting reveladed because I was excited for an Aria is A theory video on youtube… This show… has destroyed me. I’ve laughed and I’ve cried to this show. I’ve been so happy and so angry and of course disappointed before, not like this though. Though I still remained hopeful. And for what? Apparently nothing.

I will always stick to this “Aria IS A. NO MATTER WHAT.” Always. Because… why are they way too many clues for her to not be involved then? If they made Aria A. Pretty Little Liars would be my favourite show… thing… EVER! One of the greatest mysteries ever created. Well, even though I just can’t let go. I am not good of explaining or convince you why Aria would make the best A or why I adore it so much. It’s just my opinion. Including “some” others. I guess I can’t express my disappointment enough. *Never ending sigh*

I’m not saying the Aria theories are perfect. Because they’re not. No theory is. I mean, you can’t be right on every single thing in your theory, right? Of course some things are far-fetched and some things which were considered as clues and hints, were maybe explained later in the show. But that’s not the point. There are still too much convincing and some really huge evidence that points to Aria Montgomery. That shouldn’t be ignored.

The “worst” I was expecting about Aria…. was “if she’s not A… Then she is at least being framed or she has a big, dirty secret.” But I guess “things went from worse to worser.” (To quote Hanna.) Well… “You know what they say about hope? Hope breeds eternal misery.” :( A certainly too accurate quote said by Spencer. I used to think that they would actually make something out of the clues, hints and evidence about Aria, that’s all….

Sure, not everyone can be pleased with A’s identity. I know there are many people hating on the Aria theories. Sure, you can dislike a theory. I dislike Wren theories, Melissa theories etc. Or, no, I don’t dislke the theoires. I just don’t like the idea of them being A. But it doesn’t mean I will ignore the facts. (And never be rude to someone because of a theory of theirs.)
There are no coincidences in Rosewood.” Ahh, the (in)famous quote by Marlene King. Used by probably every theorist ever.
Buuut lol,  there were apparently extremly many coincidences in Rosewood.

Well… I guess I take this way too seriously. I am way to dedicated. Too addicted. I need a life. Pll used to be so great… I am sorry. I just had to finally say all of this.
In my dream world, the episode was just a parody or something and we will get to see the real finale soon. A finale that’s been worth the waiting.

That’s all for now.. end of rant. But; just for now.
So if Marlene & Co. decided to “nah” “the Aria thing”. The potential… well… it’s your loss then. Suit yourself. I’m done. (OK, I will continue watching in January obviously lol.) Conclusion: I don’t think they will make her A, not as much as I used to believe. But I strongly believe she really is the real A. Umm… I need some DAMN good alternative ending… so… I guess the only way: is fanfiction. For every theory there is. To make it fair, haha. And in my wildest dreams. Or I may just check into Radley at once!

To ALL of the theorist out there I LOVE YOU! YOU ARE ALL AMAZING! And a special THANK YOU to all the Aria theorists out there. Thank you so much.

xoxo –Ariathekiller

(question published with permission from sender, but through text post to keep a personal blog private. Senders fandom blog is called crazykuroneko. Thank you for this fun question!!)

 This became so long that I thought it was a waste to just send it privately, so here goes!

Alright so, the first thing I want to point out in regards to this is: it’s a sportsanime. A whole bunch of people seems to have forgotten this. It’s not an anime about Viktuuri with figure skating as a subplot. It’s an anime about figure skating with Viktuuri as the subplot. Whether you like it or not, it will feature a whole lot of sports, since it’s the main narrative focus. I can’t find the source for this now (I read it weeks ago, I’m afraid), but I’m convinced I read that Viktuuri wasn’t even in the original script. Kubo-sensei wanted to write about a student/coach dynamic, and Viktuuri was added in rewrites because Yuuri and Viktor wanted to fall in love so badly that Kubo-sensei decided to give them what they wanted. It was always about skating, and will always be about skating.

So with that in mind, let’s approach the dissatisfaction these people feel. I understand that it would have been nice to have the characters in an honest, face to face conversation(s) about their love, but I also don’t think it’s necessary. Why? Because in my eyes, the language they share on the ice is much more beautiful and unique to me. And they understand it much better than people give them credit for. It’s love for them, in its purest form.

To be honest, I don’t watch romance anime. I don’t watch romantic movies either. It bores me, even though I am a highly affectionate person in my relationships and a bit of a hopeless romantic. It bores me because it’s unimaginative and stale, in most cases. Most of the time it fails to grab my attention and fails to make me care, because the characters go through the same motions and the same speech. Viktuuri, however, has me sobbing over my desk at 3am as I rewatch Yuuri’s FS programs. It’s just so raw. It’s artful. It’s brave of the creators to not give us those conversations and instead give us Yuuri dancing his heart out to prove his love for another man over the course of a whole season. Through Yuuri’s skating both he and Viktor starts understanding love, and through that love Viktor’s inspiration is born anew. Their whole theme is about love. 

It has to be like this in an anime about figure skating. They only had 12 episodes, and had trouble fitting all the programs into the episodes as it was. There simply wasn’t much time for Yuuri and Viktor to sit down and have a heart to heart, in my opinion, unless they would do it all off screen and that is just poor writing. Just imagine how much screen time they would need to realize their love through conversations instead. It just wasn’t bound to happen, and instead we have a much more unique and, to me, fun, narrative to take part of. Kubo-sensei did say that she wanted to write more domestic scenes, but there just was no time to fit it into the episodes. And don’t get me wrong, I would have loved more domestic love between them! It was so good to watch them in episode 10, where this was given some space. But the main focus of the story is about Yuuri’s and Viktor’s love for the ice. It makes perfect sense that they would converse their love for each other on the ice as well. Everything on the ice we call love.

As for them being trapped in misunderstandings due to the focus on skating, I will argue against it. They have one large misunderstanding that finally culminates in the final episode, but it wasn’t caused due to the skating. Rather, it’s caused by Yuuri’s anxiety and inability to tell Viktor when he plans to retire. In fact, their misunderstanding isn’t caused by their romance (or failure to discuss said romance), but is instead made much more severe thanks to it. Viktor gets his heart broken, but this has little to do with Yuuri’s choice to show his love for Viktor through his skating. Viktor knows how much Yuuri cares, which makes Yuuri’s decision even more confusing and upsetting to him. In this case I fully agree that the characters, or Yuuri, should have approached an honest conversation months before they did, but don’t forget the dramatic arc as well. If everything was absolutely perfect and they resolved all their miscommunications in the first episodes (for example, Viktor just assuming that Yuuri remembers the banquet and living with this belief for almost the whole series), a lot of fun would have been lost. They’re just human, after all. People sometimes fail to communicate, even with those they love. I adore how real they are. They resolve it in the end, after all. Through skating. Yuuri’s last program made me, an emotional rock, cry, because it was just incredibly touching to see him pour his whole heart into his love for skating and Viktor and perform the best result of his whole career. It was beautiful and touching.

I admire and respect the writers for not explicitly telling us what Viktor and Yuuri felt for each other. They showed it, through the best means possible. Yuri on Ice operates very strongly on the show vs tell narrative, which I appreciate. A lot of writers and developers are so scared of not getting their message across that they tell their audience exactly how to feel and react. Not Yuri on Ice. They never outright tell us that Viktor and Yuuri are a couple (as in, we never hear them call each other boyfriends/fiance´s/lovers, although to me Viktor’s use of the term “engagement ring” is pretty obvious. I know many do not see this as proof, however, hence my word choice above), they just show their bond develop and become deeper over the course of the whole season. It baffles me that people don’t find them “canon” or “confirmed.” It’s literally right there. We don’t need them to sit down and say I love you. They already do. Especially on the ice. This is why their relationship is so inspiring and enchanting to watch. They just love each other, and they know it. There is no need for big talks. They both know, because on the ice they speak the same language.  

Tl;dr: since it’s an anime about figure skating with a romantic subplot and a limited amount of episodes, their love story developing on the ice makes perfect sense and was the right choice to make. This did not impact their relationship as negatively as people perceive, rather it shows their ever growing love for each other and their sport. It was good and beautiful and I admire the artistic choice the creators made.  

anonymous asked:

it's so cool to hear how its been helping you like it does for me, it's really awesome because literally!! same here!!! the episodes are filled with so much its a perfect distraction. i totally get you though -- after not seeing them for a bit its easy to forget the old cast, and the newer cast is great in their own right. i really adored morgan & her development, it was really cool to see!! i only wish she could've been there longer ;; but i know right? & gregs development from Try Hard to just

being himself made me so happy tbh. you’re getting so close to the end aaaa do you think you’re going to watch the other csi’s when you’re done or switch to criminal minds or something? :o and aaa favourites.. theres so many to choose from!! s11e4 with “sweegel” stuck with me for a LONG time lmfao and is one of the most unsettling episodes for me, so i like it a lot. i also really liked s4e11 for its heist portion, i thought it was really neat!!! what about you? i’d love to hear your thoughts, especially on some of the longer plotlines. oh my gosh how could i forget the MINIATURE KILLER THOUGH I JUST REMEMBERED!! that has to got to be up there as my favourite overarching plotline, even if the ending was a bit anticlimactic. it was just so interesting!! aaa ok i’ll end this here, sorry for the late response & long reply but it’s just so exciting to talk to you about this ;; i hope you’re doing well and having a lovely day!!!

i’m gonna put my reply under a read more since it’s long! also i’m sorry for taking so long to reply, ive had no internet since friday night!! it might go again so if i take a while to reply that’s why! i live in the middle of nowhere and we’ve had bad weather recently so it’s a bit touch and go!

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anonymous asked:

For no particular reason I would like to go on record as saying that if Dean & Cas don't become a thing then the "pining for someone else" line in 11x11 is the worst use of that trope EVER, but I still love Robbie's writing. Sorry, rewatch feels.

Lol I am with ya there nonny!

Dean’s whole development arc lately has been based around that pining line. I answered an ask the other day where anon commented that maybe the pining thing was for Mary…

I wasn’t in a great mood that day anyway and my response was eww gross… but I have had time to think about it and okay, as a massive cop out, I can kinda see it now. 

Before I start I should probably suggest that I find the whole Oedipus thing abhorrent, but I kinda do get how the show could pull that particular dick move. But here’s why I don’t think they would…

The issue with Dean’s pining storyline is that it begun in 10x16 with the ‘things, people, feelings, that he wants to experience differently” line. He ADMITTED to having feelings for people…. I mean, there is NO OTHER WAY you can take this line. NO OTHER WAY. Unless you are a DIE HARD DENIALIST and therefore DELUSIONAL you cannot possibly deny it.

As an experiment, we should show this scene to anyone who has never ever watched and episode of SPN and never heard of destiel and ask them what the hell they think he is talking about. I guarantee they will say he is admitting to having feelings for someone, or that he regrets not starting something with someone romantically. That’s the only way this line can be read. I will not argue with people on this because its just fact. 

This was PRE-AMARA please remember. So then, when Season 11 comes around and we get all this crap about wanting ‘something, not marriage but something, with a hunter?’ and “follow your heart” and “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all my years on the road, its when somebody’s pining for somebody else”, we end up pulling out hair out because if this was ANY OTHER situation, AT ALL, and if Dean had ANY single female friends who were also main characters, or if Cas was a girl. I can GUARANTEE you, that the entire audience right now would be like “Oh yeah, Dean has totally got it bad for whatshername, its gotta be her, he’s in love with someone.”

But, since Dean has no possible female connections who could fit this ‘pining’ arc, the media and the general heteronormative viewer and the delusional straight dean stans look elsewhere. They look to Amara because ‘well obviously he is pining for Amara she has a hold over him’ (except that Amara wasn’t something the writers were actively thinking about as early as when they were writing 10x16) and then to say ‘well actually he could have been pining for his mother this whole time’ well yes but same argument applies. The writers were not considering bringing Mary back as early as 10x16. Even if they were, why would they frame Dean’s confession with a person in mind? Because people don’t just refer to ‘people they wanna experience differently’ about someone who died when they were 4 years old. Nor do people obviously look like they are pining for their long dead mother to the point that an almost total stranger can pick up on it. 

Nope. Because those are not symbols of wanting your dead mum to hug you, nor are they symbols of that creepy pre-creation goddess who wants to eat your soul. They are, in fact, all signs of the classic ‘in love’ trope. Because Dean Winchester is in love. He has been for years. Deeply repressed love that he believes is unrequited because he is a freaking dingbat at times but still. He is in love. With his best friend. Who happened to be an angel of the lord. Called Castiel. 

He was a boy, He was an angel of the lord. Can I make it ANY MORE OBVIOUS.

If the show drops this now, or tries to brush it off as either Amara or Mary, they would have fucked up the most classic trope in fucking story telling. You can’t fuck up the most classic trope in fucking story telling just because its a bit gay. I think if you do, Shakespeare’s ghost may come haunt you for the rest of your days… I’m looking at you Bucklemming.  

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Request: Can you do a dean x reader where the reader and her best friend or sister love the show supernatural and somehow like a spell or something get dropped into Sam and deans world and ended up staying and fighting monsters with them and Dean and the reader end up together??? (alexstarnes1701)

A/N: Thanks for all your good wishes! Samantha and I definitely appreciate it. Things are still stressful with school, but I’ve fixed up my life and made it a little more bearable. // Man, this sounds like an epic idea that I should be writing a novel for, not just a one shot. haha :) I kinda got stuck halfway in but then I was listening to Halsey (as I do every morning on my way to class) and inspiration struck.

Song: “Drive" by Halsey

Writer: Castielle

Words: 2645

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Your name: submit What is this?

“I… I just can’t believe it!”

You threw down the TV remote and shook your head.

“After all this time… after Charlie dies and we get all this hype about another death… we get a lame-ass finale like that? I mean, what even was that?!” you demanded.

You and your sister (who also happened to be your best friend in the entire world), Cath, were sitting in the living room in the aftermath of the Season Ten Finale.

“I… I actually liked it,” Cath said slowly. “That scene with Sam and Dean at the end was beautiful and now they’re going to all be united in a single cause.“

You threw the pillow you had been hugging to your chest across the room and, jumping up, started pacing.

“But Cas!!! And Crowley? What’s going to happen to them? Ugh, I can’t bear the suspense! And I can’t believe that Rowena… she just got… ugh.“ You shook your head again. “There is no way I’m waiting until October.”

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MTVS Epic Rewatch #63

BTVS 3x10 Amends

Stray thoughts

1) I really wish David had pulled off the Irish accent (I may or may not have a thing for Ireland / Irish men), and if he had, he would’ve instantly become 1000% hotter in my eyes. 

2) Oh I almost forgot this is the “awkward bangs” episode!

3) Don’t you hate it when the credits ruin a character’s return for you? (or when the previously-ons feature a character that hasn’t been in the show for a long time) (both things happen in this episode, btw) (way to ruin a moment)

4) I get Cordelia was still pissed at Xander, and she had every right to be, but this was low of her.

Cordelia: I thought you slept outside to avoid your family’s drunken Christmas fights.

Xander:  Yes. And that was a confidence I was hoping you would share with everyone.

It’s sad because it ruins something truly nice about their relationship, this comment alone gives us a lot of insight into how intimate they actually were, which is sadly a development in their relationship that took place off-screen. See, it wasn’t all about making out in mop closets or cars, or exchanging barbs and then hate-kissing. They actually talked and shared extremely intimate stuff about their lives. And I know Xander had already shat all over that when he cheated on her, but it’s a pity to find out there was still something that only belonged to the two of them and no one else, and to see it used here as ammunition. 

5) So, how much do you love Oz?

This is what I do know: I miss you. Like, every second. Almost like I lost an arm, or worse, a torso. So, I think I’d be willing to… give it a shot.

6) And thank you Joss for reminding us that Angel TORTURED Giles. Seriously. We keep on forgetting, and we should always remember this.

“Come in.”

(also, this is how I invite unwanted visitors into my home, btw)

7) Angelus’ hair looks just like Cordelia’s, doesn’t it?

I’m not even going to get into the mustache + soul patch combo, but…

8) So this is an incosistency regarding the canon about The First established in season 7. No touching, Firsty! You are incorporeal, remember?! (btw, this happens twice in the episode, so there’s no “mistake”)

9) See? This is one of the reasons I actually love Xander.

Buffy:  So we’ll help him?

Giles: Yes.

Xander: Where do we start?

Xander:  Look, I’m aware I haven’t been the mostest best friend to you when it comes to the whole Angel thing, and, um, I don’t know, maybe I finally got the Chanukah spirit.

Because when he manages to put his own skewed agenda aside, he is actually a decent friend. More of this always, Xander. I beg you.






The thing I remember most was thinking how artful it was. In the dark, they looked just like they were sleeping. It wasn’t until I bent down and kissed them good night that I felt how cold they were. You grabbed me, and I thought, who would go to so much trouble to arrange them like that?

EDIT: Explanation - it was a victim from season 2! Thanks @amandac777 and everyone who reminded me Angelus killed other people off-screen during season 2! But now it bothers me that this is literally the same thing he did with Jenny and Giles? I mean, come on, Angelus, where’s the poetry in that? 

11) And we finally got to see what we missed in Surprise, huh?

12) Foreshadowing!

(this is also further evidence that Buffy was having an orgasm during the Graduation Day Part 2 scene)

13) I admit, it’s been a long time since I last rewatched season 7, and please correct me if I’m wrong, but during season 7 The First doesn’t depend so much on the bringers to “manifest” itself and “haunt” people (in fact, it’s pretty much the only thing it does on its own, and the bringers are almost never around when the first shows up!) but here we are told otherwise:

Um, they’re known as the Bringers or Harbingers. They’re high priests of The First. They can conjure spirit manifestations and set them on people, influence them, haunt them.

Plus, in season 7 they didn’t really act as “high priests” but rather as lower caste minions.

14) And this scene reminds me of Joss’ mantra: “Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke”

I mean, Barry starts singing and it just about kills me. Every time! And the whole setup: the candles, the music, the sodas in the ice bucket! Where did Willow pick up her seduction skills? 70s soft porn???

15) But honestly, folks, how much do you love Oz?

Willow:  I’m ready.

Oz:  Okay. Well, don’t take this the wrong way… but I’m not.

Willow:  Are you scared? ‘Cause I thought you had…

Oz:  No, I have, but this is different. I mean, you look great. You know, and, and you got the Barry working for you, and, and it’s all… good. But when it happens… I want it to be because we both need it to for the same reason. You don’t have to prove anything to me.

And it’s such an important message for young boys and girls!

16) Oh Faith. You were still trying, and you could’ve been saved… If only.

17) My favorite way to leave a room, no matter the circumstances. 

18) And this is Buffy in a nutshell.

Jenny/The First:  Hmm. You think you can fight me? I’m not a demon, little girl. I am something that you can’t even conceive. The First Evil. Beyond sin, beyond death. I am the thing the darkness fears. You’ll never see me, but I am everywhere. Every being, every thought, every drop of hate.
Buffy: Alright, I get it. You’re evil. Do we have to chat about it all day?

19) Ugh and one of the most powerful scenes and dialogues in the whole show. (I’m gonna paste the whole thing because it’s just brilliant)

Angel:  I can’t do it again, Buffy. I can’t become a killer.

Buffy:  Then fight it.

Angel:  It’s too hard.

Buffy: Angel, please, you *have* to get inside.

Angel:  It told me to kill you. You were in the dream. You know. It told me to lose my soul in you and become a monster again.

Buffy:  I know what it told you. What does it matter?

Angel:  Because I wanted to! Because I want you so badly! I want to take comfort in you, and I know it’ll cost me my soul, and a part of me doesn’t care. Look, I’m weak. I’ve never been anything else. It’s not the demon in me that needs killing, Buffy. It’s the man.

Buffy:  You’re weak. Everybody is. Everybody fails. Maybe this evil did bring you back, but if it did, it’s because it needs you. And that means that you can hurt it. Angel, you have the power to do real good, to make amends.  But if you die now, then all that you ever were was a monster. Angel, please, the sun is coming up!

Angel:  Just go.

Buffy:  I won’t!

Angel:  What, do you think this is simple? You think there’s an easy answer? You can never understand what I’ve done! Now go!

Buffy:  You are not staying here. I won’t let you!

Angel:  I said LEAVE! Oh, my God…

Buffy:  No! No!

Angel:  Am I a thing worth saving, huh? Am I a righteous man? The world wants me gone!

Buffy:  What about me? I love you so much… And I tried to make you go away… I killed you and it didn’t help. And I hate it! I hate that it’s *so* hard… and that you can hurt me *so* much. I know everything that you did, because you did it to me. Oh, God! I wish that I wished you dead. I don’t.  I can’t.

Angel:  Buffy, please. Just this once… let me be strong.

Buffy:  Strong is fighting! It’s hard, and it’s painful, and it’s every day. It’s what we have to do. And we can do it together. But if you’re too much of a coward for that, then burn. If I can’t convince you that you belong in this world, then I don’t know what can. But do *not* expect me to watch. And *don’t* expect me to mourn for you, because…

It is such a pivotal moment for the both of them, but especially for Angel. This moment is what kept him going every time afterwards, even when he wasn’t in Sunnydale anymore. “If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do”, you know? 

20) And then the Christmas miracle, because why the hell not?

21) Poor Xander, though.

22) It’s cheesy but it works, doesn’t it?

23) Great episode!! 

*is still deliriously re-watching season 9 and regrets never flailing publicly about 9x18*

It’s been a year, let’s rewatch the trainwreck that turned me into this shipper mess with some serious hindsight goggles. Fair warning I’m only watching at all because I’m ill and exhausted and it’s making me weird so as always the read more is optional when I’m like this, unless you expressly followed me because my delirious ramblings amused you. :P

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As probably many people know by now Hemlock Grove is coming back on July 11th. It is one of my all time favorite shows and will be at least 40% of my blogging over the next couple of months. My goal is to get as many people as possible to watch it when it comes out so we are insured a Season 3 which is ultimately the goal to save or keep any show continuing but this is different. The first 24 hours or so of a Netflix Original Show’s release mean everything to keeping it running such as House of Cards or Orange is The New Black which gets many views in the first couple of hours.

I am willing to do a rewatch with anyone, even if we haven’t spoken or don’t follow each other I am totally willing to help anyone though this show just to keep it going. I will watch the entire first season with anyone who is willing to try it out, whether you have been curious and want to try it, need someone to help with any triggers that may come up during the show or just want someone to watch it with for fun. Maybe you stopped mid way and want someone to recap you so you don’t have to rewatch those couple of eps you did so long ago? I will start wherever you are weather you are 5 episodes in or have 3 left. I will do group watches over Skype if you have multiple people that want to try it as well.

(for those who don’t know much about it or have never read the book)

The series is set in the town of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania. The town is a mixture of extreme wealth and poverty, as the closing of the town’s steel mill many years earlier caused many to lose their jobs. The town’s main sources of employment are now the Hemlock Acres Hospital and Godfrey Institute for Biomedical Technologies. Run by the powerful Godfrey family, the Institute is rumored to conduct sinister experiments on a daily basis. The town’s rumor mill turns even more twisted when two teenage girls are brutally killed and their bodies left for unsuspecting people to find the next day. Peter Rumancek, a 17-year-old Gypsy, is suspected of the crimes by some of the townsfolk; he is also rumored to be a werewolf. While secretly he is a werewolf, he is not the killer, and, along with the heir to the Godfrey estate, Roman, he sets out to solve the mystery.



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anonymous asked:

Having seen the entire season now, would you say the "John" in Baby was Lucifer or could you see it being someone else? I just rewatched the episode and while I could sort of see it being Lucifer it's still ambiguous. Like, I'd presumed the line about "well who'd use Dad's face" or whatever it was (in combo w/ the actor used) from Dean was s'posed to make us think Michael when he was actually entirely non-present during the season. It's just so murky I'm not sure what to think in hindsight.

Oh I was thinking about this after I rewatched the season last week… I was thinking the obvious answer would be that of course 11x09 proves it was just Lucifer all along. 11x10 also had him visiting Rowena in a dream so it seems like both episodes tried to answer/prove that it was him and give us the simple answer…

Comparing all the visions Sam got just of the cage vs that conversation though, I am right back to being with the Sam of 11x04 though, and wondering at least as a semi-crack theory if taking into account what we learn much much later… if it was God all along just that one vision. Lucifer exploited Sam’s faith pretty thoroughly to get him to come to the cage, but knowing how Chuck was characterised later in the season, rewatching Baby with almost full hindsight of the season sent me off speculating all over again of it being a double bluff or still open for interpretation even when I was watching it assuming it had been proved it was Lucifer… Something about “God helps those who help themselves”… possibly because if it was Lucifer that amount of sarcasm is off the charts but of course in the vision whoever was acting as John had to deliver it sort of straightfaced…

Also just the fact it was John - God even said not to confuse him with their father.

Baby also dragged Swan Song out, and Chuck waxed poetical about the car then, while Lucifer completely underestimated the car… Of the 2 of them, Chuck seems the more likely to go for such an elaborate and sentimental scenario, while Lucifer was reminding Sam of himself with meat hooks in his flesh

I dunno, at least for 3 episodes from 11x20 onwards I really didn’t trust Chuck and I’m still intrigued by him and his motivations. For example, I totally don’t believe Amara was ever warded against him, and even in 11x23 he wasn’t open about the sun dying because he was, letting them think it was her doing something to it and so the answer was to kill her. He was 100% “mysterious ways” (read: being kind of a dick :P) to the very end until Amara reached out to him. 

(And then there’s the fact Lucifer needed to be freed to fight Amara; Metatron pointed out Chuck had known the whole time since she had been released and had been making preparations; his interventions have always been very sneaky but he’s been making them consistently for a long time even past the end of season 5, since he resurrected Cas like 3 more times after that…)

Eh, who even knows. The official answer is probably “it’s lucifer” or else just saying vague non-explanations are much more fun so we can be left guessing :P

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Okay…its official - I am complete CARYL trash.
I rewatched THE SCENE over and over again and then for science prompted 3 other people to do the same thing.
We weren’t able to reach a unanimous agreement but 3 out of 4 of us heard “You think she’d settle”, and one heard “You think shit settle”.
Seeing how the second one makes no sense, the first possibility is even more likely.
However during the discussion I realized that even if we end up being wrong or if the writers made Daryl’s grammar skills just plain awful, it doesn’t change the fact that Abraham asked Daryl the question in the first place  

Basically Abraham is asking Daryl about ‘settling down’ under the assumption that Daryl has someone he would consider or is considering ‘settling down’ with. 

The scene didn’t need to be there at all because we already knew Abraham was thinking about the concept. He already reflected about things in bed with Rosita and he plainly (hilariously) addressed the issue with Glenn. The exchange between him and Daryl was completely unnecessary and even more so given the cryptic response he received. 
Abraham’s problem was already out there and therefore the moment may have been used by the writers to get Daryl thinking about those kinds of things.
Maybe even to steer Daryl in a direction where the concept of settling down is something he would consider and be open to.

Daryl doesn’t mention Carol of course but since Abraham is the one asking the question we can use HIS point of view to identify the person HE is implying.

Abraham was present at the reunion.
He saw Daryl’s reaction to seeing Carol and has at this point been with the group long enough to know that what happened there wasn’t a typical Daryl thing.

Abraham was present at the church when it was discovered that Carol and Daryl drove-off together. The conversation didn’t say that they were hurt or taken but that they were gone TOGETHER by volition.
Rick practically screamed 'Daryl and Carol’ in his face several times.

After Grady, Abraham saw that when Daryl was upset the only person he didn’t scoff away from himself was Carol. 
He watched Carol be the only one to dare follow a very distressed Daryl into the woods as he dealt with his grief.
I am sure he didn’t miss Carol’s eyes on Daryl the whole time either.

When Aaron arrived Abraham saw Carol and Daryl work as a team and always pair up together when things needed to get done. 

Then there were the small protective gestures here and there between the two of them, which while ambiguous certainly could have hinted to a possible 'more’ behind the scenes.

Abraham could have easily gotten the impression that if Daryl was considering or thinking about considering having a leading lady of his own, it would be CAROL. 

Settling down and giving in to LOVE is a brave, dangerous idea. 

He’s seen that Daryl loves and cares about Carol but settling down in their world is a step above that….and judging by Daryl’s reaction he knew that too.
But he’s thinking about it. Grammar be damned.

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