It feels surreal knowing that Kyuhyun enlisted today. Like, he’s the baby, you know? Even though he’s a grown man, he’ll forever be the baby of Super Junior. I’m really grateful for him releasing Goodbye for Now as a way to say thank you to ELFs before he leaves.
On the brighter side, he’s the last member to enlist, meaning we’ll finally have Super Junior back together in two years! What a day that will be, huh?
I’m sending good thoughts Kyuhyun’s way for putting fans and his career first right before his conscription, and I wish him all the love and luck! See you again May 25th, 2019, Kyu-baby!
Here’s what I love about Chidi x Eleanor. Even though most of the narrative is about exploring how Eleanor feels about Chidi (which makes sense, she is the protagonist), we get a lot of hints of how Eleanor helps Chidi just as much as he helps her. At the beginning, it’s made clear that Chidi’s fatal flaw is his inability to make decisions and that caused innumerable pain to the people around him right? Well, the first real decision he made without wanting to back out of it was helping Eleanor - just because she needed him to.
Then throughout the first season, she realizes what stresses him out and then how to calm him down; giving him the “Get-Out-of-Eleanor-Free” card and bluntly (but kindly) telling him when he’s spiraling and freaking out. As somebody who does the same thing - that feels way more authentic and real than a simpering platitude.
Then in the second season, we get a closer look at how deeply this fault affects Chidi and that’s why he’s so disappointed in the Fake Good Place when he finds out he doesn’t have a soulmate. Chidi is desperately lonely, but he has the worst commitment phobia *ever.* The idea of a soulmate is kind of perfect for Chidi because he’d just get assigned the perfect person for him and he’d be guaranteed to be accepted. But that doesn’t happen. Instead, he gets a tiny blonde woman who yells at him a lot and pulls him into uncomfortable situations that ultimately help him become a better person.
But even then he doesn’t feel anything at first - and she respects that. She tells him how she feels about him and about how his rejection feels, but doesn’t put pressure on him to change and that is in itself a firm decision on Chidi’s part. But towards the end of the second season, he does feel something.
He pulls her closer when they dance.
He relies on her to help *him* out of a moral quandary while in the Bad Place.
And Chidi then wouldn’t go to the Good Place without her or their friends. It took listening to Janet verbalize how she feels about Jason, but when it was clear that he’d never see her again, he wanted to make their last moments together matter.
Also, bear in mind that Chidi has already shown in his test that he can make decisions now. It still takes him longer than it should, but he’s can do that now. This decision to kiss Eleanor - the biggest change he could make to the most significant relationship he has right now - was made in the span of a few seconds without Chidi’s usual anxiety or deliberation. He even nods to himself afterwards and never takes it back - reaffirming his own decision.
What I loved about Eleanor’s decision to be good back on Earth was that it did come from her own realization, but it didn’t really last because she didn’t form any deep bonds with the people who were trying to do good and she kept hanging around her toxic friends. She falls back into her old ways because she didn’t have a support system to help her. But then she gets a taste of what that support system could be when she finds Chidi’s lectures.
Now that they’ve found each other, they can help find Tahani and Jason and learn to be good together.