I don't mean to take away Taako's character or autonomy by introducing this new character-
*immediately adopts Taako and Lup as a set and talks about their upbringing, talks naturally about them acting together and pool hustling as a unit, makes his first year action to decode a language with Lup's help, has very few interactions not including Lup the whole episode*
Your name doesn’t belong on this list. But you need to be here if I’m going to tell my story. If I’m going to explain why I did, what I did because you aren’t every other guy. You are different. You’re a good and kind and decent and I didn’t deserve to be with someone like you.”
THE SCENE WHERE JUSTIN STAYS OVER ALEX’S IS SO DEEP BECAUSE YOU CAN JUST SEE HOW JUSTIN IS SO NOT USED TO BEING AT ALL CARED FOR AND BUTTERED UP WITH COMPLIMENTS AND KINDNESS. HE ENJOYED ALEX’S DAD’S HOME COOKED FOOD SO MUCH BECAUSE HE NEVER GETS IT AT HOME. YOU CAN TELL HOW NATURALLY DEVOID OF LOVE HE IS AND HOW HE CLINGS TO ANYTHING TO FILL THAT VOID THAT HIS FAMILY NEVER GAVE HIM; SO HE ATTACHES HIMSELF TO GROUPS OF FRIENDS AND PEOPLE (WHO ARE MOST LIKELY VERY UNHEALTHY) BECAUSE HE DOESNT KNOW HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. SO ALEX IS HIS LIFELINE TOWARDS THE END, THE ONLY TIME HES REALLY HAPPY AND CONTENT. ALEX WAS LITERALLY THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAD HIS BACK IN THE END AND CARED ENOUGH TO LET HIM STAY OVER. FUCK. ALEX AND JUSTIN MAN.