I just got caught up with 'Halt and Catch Fire.'
*squirms sadly and uncomfortably* I feel a self-fulfilling prophecy coming on with that preview for the finale, and Joe saying, “No one else will do the right thing, so why should I?” And nobody trusting him even when he tries to do good. I know I get defeated when I try to turn over a new leaf and people expect me to not change. I feel like, what’s the point in trying? No one will notice. I feel bad for Joe right now. That thing Sara said to him—"You’re an accident. You’re something that happens to people who deserve better.“ That almost broke me with how incredibly harsh it was. And then Joe trying to stand up for himself, saying, "I’m not an accident. I deserve better.” Dammit, these Joe MacMillan feels! I really want him and Sara to work. And I wanted Cameron and Tom to work. Those two pairings felt so good with each other.
When Tom was mad at Cameron and she was all, “If you’re going to break up with me, just do it,” and Tom had to explain to her that people fight all the time and it doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t love each other or are breaking up, it seemed like a brand new concept to her. And he said he loved her, but she couldn’t bring herself to say it back. I took that as a possible warning sign.
I’m sure a lot of fans were thrilled to see a kiss between Joe and Cameron again, but I don’t know how I feel right now. I really liked my two new ships, but it’s looking like there’s a possibility we may get the original ship back. Joe and Cameron have each grown during their time apart, and I’m in a somewhat similar boat with my first love—where we didn’t work out before, and now we’re apart but recently reconnected at the friend level, and hope to try again in a year or two because we’ve learned from past mistakes and grown as individuals—so I can sympathize with that. If that’s the route the writers go with Joe and Cameron’s characters I can live with that, but I really don’t want to see Joe fall back into his old ways.
While we’re here though, can we talk about poor Gordon? I worry about that man so much. I sometimes have to remind myself he’s a TV character and not an actual person. I hope he manages to get the psychological help he needs. He’s a very intelligent person but his issues tend to get in the way of that from time to time.
I have no idea what I want to happen in the season 2 finale. I guess I’ll sit back and wait to see.