Just everything about this scene: Emma with her baby, Hubert, Tommy, Julia, and Paul on the porch.
The way Richard looks at Julia as she walks towards him.
The way Julia looks to her father as she steps off the porch, and Paul nods at her to go to Richard.
The smile on Julia’s face as she walks toward Richard.
And then we see Richard’s face, whole and unmarred, filled with love for his wife and family.
The last time Richard dreamed and saw himself unscarred, he dreamt of Odette. We later learned that he filled a scrapbook with dreams of a family he never thought he would or could have. It is notable that the next time Richard allows himself to dream, he sees his family. His dream came true, however brief it was. He kept his promise to Jimmy to come home, and Jimmy’s prediction of Richard settling down with a wife and a kid came true.
This was probably the happiest of endings a man who has killed 60+ people could ever get. I’m devastated that Richard is gone, but I’m grateful he was given a beautiful ending.
I follow Wrenn Schmidt on Facebook, and wrote her this really long and rambling message about how much Richard and Julia’s relationship meant to me and how devastated I was by the finale. I never expected her to respond, but she sent me such a sweet message back. She is such a doll and so lovely to her fans.
I suppose I should be grateful TW didn't fridge Julia....
TW is so kind. Now we have two women that lost a brother, a husband, a mom and a dad (because Paul has a year left). And they’re both with children. At least they can all live together on a farm, comforting each other. XD