The way Frank bows his head and closes his eyes before looking at Karen in the elevator - and stands there and lets her look at him as he keeps them closed. He physically takes the time to steel himself for meeting her eyes like he fucking knows the second he actually gives in and looks at her, he’ll be done. Bonus that he chooses to do it even knowing that.
it’s… LONELY. to be more powerful than any man you know, and have to live like a shadow. to be SPECIAL, and have to pretend you’re a fool. i know how it feels, i… understand./ IND. MERLIN FROMBBC MERLIN, WRITTEN BY MARTA/ WARLOCK
I wanna talk about Keith and hugs. Keith loves hugs. He never rejects them or moves away from them and more often than not they leave him smiling and lingering close:
But. Oh god. He’s always so careful with his hugs. So, so careful. Like, compare them to Hunk’s:
Keith’s hugs are just…. they are so gentle… there’s no pressure… everything is slow and soft…. he’s so careful not to overdo it…..
Keith gives the softest hugs, they are barely there… and that’s so interesting. Keith doesn’t shy away from physical contact, he reaches out when someone needs help getting up and has no problems with placing his hand on someone’s arm/shoulder to encourage them etc. It’s not the touch itself that troubles him. Look at the group hug, he doesn’t mind getting squished between other bodies. Heck, he obviously likes it!!
But his hugs. His hugs are like his smiles. Keith isn’t used to showing affection. He loves receiving it, it doesn’t embarrass him at all, but he doesn’t really know how to do it himself. His hugs are soft and tender and careful, always open so that the other one can pull away in case they feel uncomfortable or don’t want him.
JUST. PLEASE GIVE HIM MORE HUGS. SHOWER HIM IN AFFECTION, DROWN HIM IN IT, TEACH HIM HOW TO HUG TIGHTLY, MAKE HIM FEEL APPRECIATED, MAKE HIM FEEL HAPPY-
“I was also drawn to the moral ambiguity of the story. We meet a character at the beginning that says ‘there is right, there is wrong, and nothing in between’ and there is a journey that suggests that maybe there is a lot in between. All that knotty moral positioning lies underneath a story that continues to be a page turner.” - Kenneth Branagh on Murder on the Orient Express
Keith is heartbroken and upset Shiro’s gone, and he can’t just move on. When the team says that they need a new leader, Keith keeps reminding them that Shiro is gone. It hurts him more that Shiro is gone rather than Voltron not being able to form.
So when he says
“You wanted me to lead Voltron? This is how I do it”, he’s bitter and pissed that the team has made him become the leader even though he’s mentioned time and time again that he doesn’t want to lead the group to Shiro because Shiro is the leader and he never thought that he would actually pilot Black because he never thought he’d lose Shiro again.