I’m seeing a lot of posts floating around that are questioning how much craig cares about tweek and is invested in their relationship and I might pose it to you to eliminate some of your expectations. Their subplot is about expecting what your partner does to fit your narrative about what love is. Both Craig and Tweek make speculations on why the other left Coon & Co. or chose to stay without actually communicating about their feelings. Both of them feel justified in saying they are the victim of the other’s percieved wrongdoing (abandonment/lack of support) and they both felt the burden was on the other to apologize. They both had expectations of their partners that were built on fantasies of how a partner *should* act or what a partner *should* do- instead of dealing with the reality of what their partner actually did. Healthy, long lasting relationships are built on trust, understanding, & compromise. You can’t expect that everything in a relationship is going to play out the way you imagine it. Thus, you need communicate about your expectations and compromise on them, so your relationship can be built on a sustainable reality rather than fantasy. The player must also dismantle their expectations and look at the reality. You believe that Craig not responding exactly the way you (and Tweek) wish he would means that he must not love Tweek, but you need to trust that Craig reciprocates Tweek’s feelings and the reality is that he just expresses those feelings in a different way. You expect that he, and any partner, *should* show their love in one outwardly verbally affectionate way, like Tweek. But Craig can’t do that- and Tweek no longer *expects* him to. Craig needs you to look beneath the surface and recognize his more subtle, more physical brand of love to be just as valid as Tweek’s, and not expect him to be verbal in a way he’s not comfortable with or ready for- even if it doesn’t quite fit your fantasy of what love should be.
some people have said it’s hypocritical of keith to leave the team when he went off on pidge for wanting to leave in season 1, but these are two very different situations
pidge was vital to the team in season 1, they couldn’t form voltron without her - but now, they have five paladins and are capable of forming voltron without keith, objectively speaking keith is superfluous
he knows shiro is the better leader so he willingly gives up his role as black paladin (a role he was never fully comfortable with anyway), he knows that lance is a great paladin and keith taking back red would leave lance out of the team, keith knows about lance’s insecurities, and that definitely plays into his decision to leave
he goes to the blade because it’s the only connection he has to his past, and because he’s the kind of person who has to have something to fight for, he doesn’t want to sit on the sidelines, he doesn’t want to feel lost again - so he goes with the blade of marmora because he believes that’s the place he’ll be most useful
keith sees himself as expendable, and that fits well with the blade’s ideology, but because he’s spent so much time with team voltron, he no longer sees others as expendable - especially not the people he cares about