lord knows that the fandom (myself included) loves to harp on the whole “jears” thing, but i think it’s also really important to recognize that jack was a male character who was allowed to have emotion. he was allowed to break down and cry, and that didn’t make him any less of a person; in fact, it gave him more depth and garnered more sympathy and respect.

that’s something you don’t see a lot these days, that a male character, ESPECIALLY a male lead, is allowed to break down into intense emotion not just once, but multiple times.