( Kandreil fic for @knox-moreau‘s contest! set post-canon, all schmoop. also available on ao3. )
( also please check out the sweet turn out for this contest. great ship fics galore. )
The first time Kevin kissed Neil was after Neil told Kevin that their performance in the Spring Championships upped their national ranking from the worst Class I team to the fourth best. Kevin dropped his gym bag, grabbed Neil by the shoulders, and reeled him in for a cruising, albeit closed-lip, kiss.
It was a tinsy bit shocking.
Though a gesture that would have sent a fourteen year old him stumbling in delight, now that he knew what Kevin Day was really like off a filmed stage, it made him question Kevin’s health. Once Kevin leaned away - not smiling in a soft, happy way, but grinning, like in victory, like in delight, like a crocodile at an unaware gazelle’s approach -, Neil bluntly asked, “Are you ill?”
Wentworth Miller: Recently, I did a Q&A at a college campus… the only thing they wanted to talk about was Prison Break. And everyone in the room was 17, 18 years old, so they were just coming to it. For them, the show is present tense. And that hammered home for me that, because of technology and social media, this stuff has a second life.’
What are you looking to do next?
Dominic Purcell: We want to work together again. We want to come up with a TV concept [where] we can work together. If we can come up with something brilliant, we’ll make it happen.
Wentworth Miller: I’m looking to do a bit of both. Maybe I’m working on a show as an actor and I’m writing the odd episode. I’ve had the experience of working in Hollywood as a feature film writer. Unfortunately, I did not encounter a lot of respect there, but in TV, the writer is king. That’s the fountainhead, that’s the source.
DP: And I’ve said to Wentworth, “You’re a fucking brilliant writer, so why not be the executive producer, the guy that writes the fucking pilot, and the guy that chooses to act in five episodes rather than 15?” We’re also exploring the possibility of doing a Prison Break reunion, end of chapter or whatever it is.
WM: A hidden chapter, a limited series, something. That model of [24: Live Another Day] and either flash back, like, This is what you didn’t see, or Where are they now? in a reunion set-up.
What excites you about the idea of playing these men again?
DP: Just to discover what’s happened to them, how far they’ve journeyed. I don’t see it being another series; I see it being a standalone movie or a miniseries. But, again, I want to work with Wentworth on something completely separate from all that and make that work.
WM: I’m also excited by the possibility, or the potential of going back and taking a look at Michael Scofield as a man who is now 43, as opposed to when I was starting out at 33, because I will come at it from a different angle. I have a different set of skills and experiences to bring to the table.
Is a reunion movie something you’re exploring in a legitimate way with Fox or is it just an idea for now?
WM: We were shooting the breeze on set of The Flash and having a good time being back together and reminiscing and out of that came this, “Wouldn’t it be cool…” The wheels are in motion, but things take time.
DP: That’s the other thing about Prison Break: It never stops. That’s the thing about new media. It’s like we have a new generation of Prison Break fans, thanks to Netflix.
K@r@mel has me conflicted now I’m catching up with SG. It has the potential to be adorable and I want to ship it but like… I am not comfortable that they dropped Karolsen for this ship. Also?? This is only a few episodes before Music Meister appears and M0n-el already loves Kara at that point? I thought they were together for a lot longer and they’ve not even started dating yet… And I’m sorry, unless it’s a couple in high school, I don’t buy the “I’M IN LOVE” thing because it’s way too soon. And I especially can’t believe he loves Kara as much as Iris loves Barry - Iris has known Barry for most of her life and has loved him romantically and platonically for a long time, ME can’t possibly feel that way about Kara in such a short period of time.
If they wanted to do this, it should’ve been a slow burn and we should’ve actually seen ME falling for Kara like we got with Kara did with James. It would’ve been far more believable and easier to swallow but it just seems to be “Kara’s beautiful so I’m in love with her” and I do think ME cares about her and could love her but this is way too rushed for me to actually ship it.
Who knows? Maybe next season if he’s still here, I’ll like it once we actually see them develop and not having spats every two minutes. But idk, I think I’ll still be bitter about them sidelining Karolsen for this. Especially considering the fact Kara wanted James for the whole of S1 and all of a sudden, she’s not interested and can move on with ME so soon? It’s a really bitter pill to swallow and it’s ruining K@r@mel for me when I know I’d at least find it cute if they got some real development or if this ship happened without Karolsen being hinted at for the whole of the first season.
In light of recent Holby City spoilers I currently feel like trash because I’m kinda really excited?!?
Obviously I’m not some kind of sadist, but the thought of CR & JR having something so dramatic to sink their talented teeth into thrills me. Oh and call me naive- but I truly think Holby City will dodge the death trope for Berena, and things may be angsty as hell but it’s storytelling and it’s air time for our ship and it’s a platform for our two faves to shine. Bring it on.
(I’ll be crying and screaming whilst the ep airs but I’m kinda trash for this-sorry)