You will never convince me that Viktor not recognizing Yuuri at the Sochi GPF wasn’t the Clark Kent Effect
Anyone who wears glasses knows that if someone sees you without your glasses, the immediate and reflexive response, seemingly with a certain amount of involuntariness, is always, “WOW YOU LOOK SO DIFFERENT.”
Viktor knows exactly who the Number One Figure Skater in Japan is. The Number One Figure Skater in Japan is that hot guy with the good good hair and the amazing eyes with the most fluid crossovers Viktor’s ever seen and for whom Viktor would spread his legs like an old-timey saloon mistress if given even the slightest indication of interest.
Viktor Nikiforov does not know who Yuuri Katsuki, That Cute Sad Guy with the Glasses is. But he’s cute, and also sad, and Viktor would probably do a lot of stupid things to make him smile.
Only at the banquet does Viktor realize that they are, in fact, the same person.
FINALLY a great PLL episode. I have so many thoughts and theories about this one!
Make sure to enable pictures, they are critical to the theories. It gets better the further you read!!! Enjoy!
I’ve said it many times, but I would really hate if there was twin reveal. This was the case with Courtney DiLaurentis in the book version, and its been done with Jessica and Mary DiLaurentis. It would be a cop-out to do it again, so i sincerely hope it doesn’t happen; but lets explore all the twin hints in this episode, because there were so many.
ARIA- The first time AD FaceTimed Aria, it was just a hooded figure with a black face, but in this episode it was what looked to be Aria’s facial features on Paige’s face. Weird and off-putting
SPENCER- Everyone is thinking and writing about this- but the Spencer we see at the airport with Wren was acting very suspicious. She also is not wearing the white jacket or watch she had on in the previous scene, nor is it draped over her chair. There are also girls wearing matching shirts in the background.
BUT I THINK THE FOLLOWING WAS THE BIGGEST TWIN CLUE OF THE EPISODE:
ALISON- Alison says something VERY interesting when Paige asked her if she loved Emily. Ali says this about Emily, “She looks at you and sees who you really are. Maybe that’s the scariest part-You want to be who she sees.” The second she says this all I could think was WHAT IF IT IS SO SCARY BECAUSE YOU AREN’T THE REAL ALI BUT HER TWIN?! If this Alison that we have been seeing is in fact -lets call her Courtney- then maybe she is feeling remorseful because Emily has been so in love with Alison for so many years, and Courtney wishes she REALLY was Alison. Courtney has taken over Ali’s life but deep down she knows she isnt the real Alison DiLarentis. The title of this episode was “In The Eye Abides The Heart,” which could also connect to this theory. Emily is in love with Alison, and always has been. The person she is seeing now-looks like Alison, but it is really Courtney. But Emily doesn’t know this and believes its Ali because they are identical. Her EYES see who she believes is Alison, which causes her HEART to love her (even though its Courtney). IN THE EYE ABIDES THE HEART.
I think the biggest reveal of this episode was that Archer Dunhill is not the father of Emily’s baby. So who is it???
Charlotte- I am STILL holding out hope that CeCe is not the real Charles, but if she is, what if it was her sperm that she had frozen from before her sex change? She had her boyfriend Archer pretend to be a doctor, and had her cousin Alison implanted with Emily’s eggs and her own sperm. Her cousin gives birth to her baby as a surrogate- this would be the only way she could have a baby now because of her surgery. Even if she is dead now- Archer decided to continue with the plan even after her death so she could “live on.” Confusing and crazy but definitely possible in Rosewood.
AD- I have been praying that AD is male, so maybe it is AD’s sperm. Why? Maybe AD is impotent, which is common for sociopaths and people who have severe mental illnesses. If AD is a relative of Alison, he is having his sister give birth to his child, using Emily’s eggs (not Alison’s eggs because of incest). It’s also a way to psychologically torture Emily&Ali as well- which he loves doing.
Anonymous [Sperm] Donor (which is an AD anagram)- I also think it’s possible that Alison is still the manipulative bitch she has always been and stole Emily’s eggs and had someone implant them in her with a random sperm donor, as a way to bond her and Emily for life and get Paige out of the picture once and for all.
CAMP FOR TROUBLED BOYS
So now we know that Lucas and Charles go WAY BACK. They attended the same camp together for troubled boys where Pastor Ted worked as a counselor since he is Charles’ father.
Remember how Alison used to call Lucas “Hermie,” and say that he had both girl and guy parts? Sometimes babies are born with both male and female sex organs. What if Lucas was sent to this camp because he reallyis a hermaphrodite. (I just want to say as a side note that Marlene has not done a good job of portraying these sensitive subjects before (Charles as transgender and Emily as a lesbian) so I hope if they go this route it is done in a respectful and tasteful way)
What if Lucas is Bethany Young??? Maybe that is his female persona.
The A is very pronounced in Lucas’ signature.
Lucas and Charles wrote and illustrated a comic book. I LOVED this reveal; it was CRAZY and really cool.
Emily & Hanna summarize the comic book: “The hero is this boy who gets picked on by other kids and by his own family. He meets this alien woman in the woods and she becomes his protector. Shes this all powerful shape-shifter that helps get revenge for the boy- by torturing his enemies. And sometimes the boy turns into Arcturus, so he can experience the payback she gets for him.”
There is a heavy metal band which goes by Arcturus. In 1997 they released “Master of Disguise” and in 2015 they released a song titled “Game Over”. (PLL.wikia)
Charles used elements of the comic book in the Dollhouse:
This obviously proves that Lucas is part of the A Team, and has been since (probably) the very beginning. But I dont think he is or has ever been Head A or AD.
In comic books there is always a superhero and an alter ego.
Batman is Bruce Wayne. Spider-Man is Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man.
Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman.
His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears - the glasses, the business suit - that’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us.
Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent? He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race. (kill bill)
Look at how similar the boys comic book cover is to Superman’s comic book cover:
They both have a yellow background and red lettering.
They both wear a RED CAPE. Which is quite obviously a RED COAT parallel. Maybe this is AD’s homage to his comic book- putting his female A team members in a RED COAT, since his comic book protector wore a RED CAPE.
Now….who wears GLASSES?
Is TOBY our Clark Kent???? Is Toby AD?!
Remember the scene a few episodes back when Spencer visits Toby in the hospital (Remember AD forced her to go. Which makes a lot of sense if Toby is AD) Toby says: “Maybe this town needs to disappear before we can leave”
Maybe that is Toby’s goal. If Toby is AD, maybe he needs to destroy everyone in Rosewood before he can move on with his life.
Then Spencer says, “You should probably try PUTTING ON YOUR GLASSES”
I wrote about this in a previous post but- Spencer says “We beat on, boats against the current.” Which is a quote from The Great Gatsby, and the “all seeing eye” billboard is the most famous imagery and symbolism from that book.
The title of the episode is “IN THE EYE ABIDES THE HEART.”
When Mona is studying the Board Game, she says that it was LOVINGLY HANDMADE with levers and pulleys. Its NOT a computer, its a construction project. Toby built the Game Board and the Dollhouse.
I think its seriously possible that Toby is our Clark Kent…sees himself as Superman.
He is AD, Lucas & Charles’ avenger.
(this wants with all its heart to be a multichapter fic but i need instant gratification sooo)
He likes to read.
He likes to read and Kent likes him, and he really doesn’t know what to do about this fact.
Kent ran into him – well, ran past him, really – on a morning jog, in a usually deserted area of the community park where trees have been planted and are carefully watered to give the appearance of a verdant, lush grove in the middle of sunny, dusty Nevada. He was standing against a tree and reading, and when Kent jogged back to ask what he was doing, the man laughed and pointed to his book. Walden.
Kent’s never read it. The man shrugs. “It’s about a man who gave up his whole life to go live in the woods,” he says. “I used to go to Walden Pond and re-read it once a summer. But now I’m here and, well… this is as close to the woods as I can get.”
His name is James. He’s a high school English teacher. He shakes Kent’s sweaty hand and asks his name, what he does for a living.
Kent blinks at him hard. “You…” he starts. He was about to say, you don’t know?
“Me? You do me?” James cracks a smile. “Is that a pick-up line?”
His smile is sunny, and Kent breaks a little bit inside. He finds himself quickly enough to say, “Would it work?”
Summary: Soulmate AU where your eyes turn their true color once you kiss your soulmate. After a disastrous first kiss, Kent starts wearing colored contacts and swears that he won’t kiss anyone ever again. Too bad he never was very good at following the rules. Rating: T Wordcount: ~1,000 A/N: Patater Week AU day
He’s been hooking up with Tater for a little more than 8 months when Alexei leans down to kiss him. Kent stumbles backwards. His pants are tangled around his ankles and he goes crashing down to the hardwood floor of Alexei’s apartment. Kent yanks his pants back up and ignores Alexei’s outstretched hand.
“No kissing,” Kent says, hands braced in front of him as though he’s going to be attacked.
The only person Kent’s ever kissed was Jack. It was slow and sweet and achingly perfect until they broke apart and there were grey eyes looking back at him. Three days later Kent went first in the draft.
it’s bring your child to work day. the Aces practice if full of young children learning to skate. Kent Parson arrives, with a stroller and Kit Purrson on a onesie. The PR team shakes their head, but go get the cat sized Purrson jersey they had for the occasion, knowing that it would happen. when they are taking pictures with the children, Kent’s is captioned as “Kent Parson, single mother of one”
okay so he wears contacts all the time because he’s self-conscious like his eyes are already pretty big and he doesn’t like how they sit with his eyebrows
(this guy has a model for a mother ok he’s p self-aware)
also his glasses slip down his nose and annoy him when he wants to wear sunglasses or something so
and contacts make hockey easier obviously because he doesn’t have to worry about them breaking or how they fit behind his gear etc
sometimes he’s really tired and maybe he’s just finished an essay so he’s been squinting at the same laptop screen for hours so he takes his contacts out and wears these glasses
they’re so dorky like im talking thin wiry frames totally rectangular and tbh they don’t suit him but he’s had them since age 13 so he doesn’t care
no one sees him wearing them anyway because he’s always going to sleep early and waking up early
okay then one time they’re in the haus and watching a film idk say superman right and this is the point when
jack laurent zimmermann has a huge crush on one eric richard bittle
and this lil blond boy has a thing for men in glasses which he happens to be very vocal about when he’s sitting next to nursey on the couch and the two of them are going on about how hot Henry cavill is with glasses like
two weeks later he picks up these new frames from the nearby opticians and they’re literally the clark kent ones that he wears in the movie im not kidding
jack goes back to the haus all casual with them on and he looks in the hallway mirror and for once thinks, hey i look pretty good in these
bitty’s at class but comes home talking about how he’s dreading this homework and all he wants to do is bake and then
“Jack. Did you get… Glasses???”
jack is all like heh yeah I have them I just don’t wear them because hockey
bitty is blushing like ur typical southern belle and stammering and Jack is fucking milking it, pushing his glasses up his nose and batting his eyes
everyone else eventually sees and reactions vary from “lookin good bro” (lardo) to “Jack I didn’t know u wore glasses! Triplets!!” (r&h) to “FUCKING HELL ZIMMERMANN YOUR CHEEKBONES COULD CUT GLASS” (shitty)
anyway Jack is a little more lazy with his contacts from then on and makes a special effort to wear his glasses for morning checking practice under the pretence of “my eyes are tired”
all I’m saying is that when Jack and bitty get together bitty is very very happy about those late night Skype calls when jack’s sleepy and wearing his glasses okay
also bitty totally makes jack keep his glasses on when they’re having sex im not joking. it’s a thing™
the entire smh team and even the falcs eventually find out about bitty’s obsession and chirp jack endlessly for deliberately wearing his glasses more when bitty’s around but neither of them care because they’re too in love and jack is used to chirping when it comes to bitty anyway
Okay but is Clark Kent wearing two pairs of shoes at a time in the old years because when he rips off his clothes his red boots are just there. He isn’t wearing bright red shoes with his reporter suit so where they at
Is he wearing two fucking layers of shoes, that can’t be comfortable what the hell boy
“Out,” Kent said, in a tone that implied he was being patient. “Do you want to go?”
“Uh –” Kent never asked anyone to go out first. Maybe he wanted to start their second season off differently? “Who else is going?”
Oh. Kent was asking Jeff to go somewhere with him personally, not as a part of a group. Jeff took another breath. “Uh, yeah, man. Where do you wanna go?” There were tons of places to choose from – it was Vegas, after all. Jeff had gone to quite a few with some of the other guys, though he couldn’t say he’d ever gotten out on the floor much.
“Dancing,” Kent said. “I don’t care where, really.” When Jeff opened his mouth, Kent raised a hand. “Scratch that. I do care. No country.”
Kent had been running a solid forty-five minutes late to practice thanks to a car accident and resulting traffic jam between his house and the rink, which was oddly silent when he walked in. Yeah, all the guys were there, but no one was saying anything. There wasn’t even the sound of hockey, of pucks and sticks and skates. Everyone was just standing there and staring at him.
“Okay, what the fuck?” Kent asked, voice echoing in the quiet. At that, everyone jumped back into practice, just further confusing the hell out of Kent.
Whatever, he was late and needed to get geared up to practice, which he did quickly, getting himself on the ice in what he was pretty sure was record time.
Practice was one of the oddest things Kent had ever experienced. On the surface, to an outsider looking in (not that there were any observers; practice was closed), it was normal, but on the ice and to anyone who knew the Aces, something was off. Something was very off. It wasn’t like his team ever really respected him (except during games, but that was a different story), but this was a different level of fuckery. Even the rookies were acting weird, and the rookies hadn’t yet learned that everyone on the team treated the hockey legend, member of the NHL Top 100, with chirps and just general hell.
Kent ignored it as best as he could, throwing himself into practicing, pushing himself to his limits. He probably shouldn’t have done that, but it was whatever. He was used to working through pain and other physical limitations. He’d been doing it his entire life. Some old injuries were screaming at him, but he could handle it.
Practice was just wrapping up when things got even weirder. Kent was about to get off the ice, anxious to get out of his pads and take some painkillers, but the coach stopped him. Then there was a sound of one of the doors onto the ice, which in and of itself wasn’t the oddest thing, given that there were plenty of people who worked with the team, but everyone’s reaction to it was odd. Everyone, even the coaches, turned, looking between whoever was coming onto the ice and Kent.
Kent turned, determined to figure out what the fuck was going on. Once he did, he froze. Coming onto the ice was Alexei, wearing a nice pair of jeans and, of all things, the Parson jersey Kent had gotten him when they had been together six months. He also had one hand behind his back and an almost nervous expression on his face.
“What are you doing here?” Kent asked, confused. He knew that the Falcs had just started their bye week, but the Aces had a hectic schedule with five games during the week, so Alexei had taken Snowy up on his offer to go to Florida for a few days.
Alexei looked nervous. “I’m having something to say,” he said slowly. “Coaches, Aces team, they know.”
Kent was starting to panic a bit. Alexei wouldn’t break up with him in front of his entire team, right? And he wouldn’t do it wearing Kent’s jersey.
Kent glanced back at the team, skating slowly towards them. Swoops intercepted him, though, pushing him towards Alexei, who, oh god, was getting down on one knee and pulling a box from behind his back.
“I’m in love with you, Kent Parson,” Alexei said, and Kent handed Swoops his helmet and gloves so he could wipe his eyes. He was going to get chirped so badly later on for crying, but that was fine.
“I’m wanting to spend the rest of my life with you. Marry me?”
Kent was nodding furiously, full on crying now. “Of course I will.”
He skated over and pulled on Alexei’s hand, trying to get him to stand up. It wasn’t going well, but Alexei stood anyway, sliding the ring he held onto Kent’s finger and pulling Kent close. With Kent wearing skates and Alexei in regular shoes, their height was a bit closer than usual, so Kent only had to lean up a few inches to press his lips to Alexei’s.
The Aces burst into applause and chirping cheers and Kent flipped them off without turning around.
“You’re literally perfect,” he whispered against Alexei’s lips and felt rather than saw the grin he got in response. “I’m so excited to be marrying you.”