this scene messed me up SO BADLY the first time that i decided to replay the whole game up to this point just to make it last longer & now i’m finally back
anyway, important things to note:
michael fucking trying to hide jimmy behind him, just in case trevor leaps over the counter and tries to strangle him, for no reason, right there and then, in front of his parents, a random yoga instructor, and god
the lil hissed “that’s great!!! that’s great”which i am just feeling so hard for some reason like i will forever be hearing that in my head when some rich stingy self-absorbed asshole brags to me about their latest pay raise or whatever. that beautiful menacing edge of “i am actually so fucking angry at your entire existence that i have become unable to process my own emotions and instead looped back to slightly irritated apathy”
the fact that michael expects him to hurt his children and instead the very first thing trevor wants to do is save one
the fact that michael is so surprised about this even though tracey has always loved her uncle t and vice versa
the fact that he’s built up trevor to be this horrible, uncaring monster in his head - which he absolutely IS, just not when it comes to his friends! not when it comes to him! - in order to justify every shitty thing he’s done to him, and now he’s being reminded what he’s ACTUALLY like and it just dmfdnqnwfoqwnf
AND THEN MICHAEL GETS IN THE CAR AND STARTS FUCKING, BRO-TALKING IT UP ABOUT GODDAMN KALE PROTEIN SHAKES, SAVE THESE STUPID IDIOTS, THIS GAME IS GOING TO KILL ME
Tracey and Jimmy rushing to collect their gifts under the Christmas tree, while Amanda is preparing a delicious Christmas lunch following recipes on YouTube.
Michael is watching TV with Franklin, complaining about how terrible Christmas movies are.
Meanwhile Trevor and Lamar, both wearing the same ugly Christmas jumper, are arguing with Amanda because they want to bake Christmas cookies “with a twist”.