Hi! I wanted to ask what’s the deal with Dirk and Thor? Why are people assuming there’s something between the two? Thanks in advance!
Y'ALL WHO NOT GONNA FUCK THOR??
Serious answer: This all comes from the first episode of Season 1 where Dirk talks about some of the cases he’s solved being “a thing about a sofa, a thing with Thor” and in response to Todd’s “…Thor?” he replies: “He’s not nearly as good-looking as people say.” Then laughs, and tries to continue “actually, it’s kind of a funny story -!” before Todd cuts him off.
These are oblique references to the first and second Dirk Gently books - the “sofa” referring to the sofa MacDuff has permanently lodged in his stairwell in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and “a thing with Thor” being related to the events of The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul.
The interesting thing is that, in the original novel, Dirk never actually *meets* Thor. Although Dirk is tangentially involved - acting as a kind of lawyer for Odin, sort of, all a bit complicated as you might expect - Thor only meets Kate Schechter, who Dirk also meets earlier in the book (”kicking off the case” as it were).
So it’s either a) that Dirk’s comment of ‘not as handsome’ can be read as, you know… camp as fuck, and people are extrapolating from there (Sam had given Dirk a slight bit of a flirty edge in that line reading) or b) that the fact Dirk has met Thor in this universe might mean he played Kate’s role in that case. Which involved a lot of sweet smelling baths…