Today I’m thinking about how even though Equius was surrounded by things he damaged without meaning to– he bruised his own lusus, he broke his bows, he broke his robots, he broke his shades, hell, he even broke his own teeth and horn–
Even with all of that, we never once saw so much as a single scratch on Nepeta.
The bedroom scene for so many reasons. Firstly there’s no way to ‘no homo’ this, not after the kiss scene. Some shows would leave it at that, but we got the chance to glimpse into an intimate moment between the two of them, one that also reveals what I like to think of as the birth of James’s craving for domesticity: He’s far away from the harsh realities of the sea and the navy and instead curled up with Thomas and a book. The book is also (obviously) important; it symbolizes that even though these two men come from vastly different social climes they share an intelligence and a need to look beyond everyday matters into the deeper meanings of things. This is no doubt one of the ways Thomas wooed James into believing in his idealism.