T minus 6 - inspiration
I just rewatched this.
It’s a scene were “we” get to see that look but Jack is looking somewhere else.
For me, personally, watching this the first time, it was one of the goosebumps moments of “Oh gosh, he’s really hopping over to the dark side”, after the whole conversations with Bedelia, the sacrificing of Frederick and then the whirlwind of an episode that finally led to this:
Will is decided by that point, there with Jack. Because he tells the Dragon how they’re gonna do it in that Motel room. Yes, he is forced to make a decision in that Motel room, but once he has made it… he sticks with it.
Yes, Will wouldn’t be Will without the pull to light, as Hugh has so nicely put it at RDC3, but it feels a lot like Will has finally decided to accept his pull to darkness as well. And even the fact that he can now go and tease Hannibal about it.
I think Will is finally allowing himself the “other means of influence” after TWOTL. And… surviving… that would change the whole game. He acknowledged this would be his becoming and the last few parts of the chrysalis were ripped away in bloody ecstasy.
Show us your vision of how it would change him, how Will’s becoming would manifest.
We can’t wait to see :)
Bonus (because this scene is so beautiful and really says a lot about Will’s state of mind after they have both healed!)
He’s at peace. Whether he is physically there with Hannibal or “just” in the mind palace. He is at peace, there, with Hannibal.