What do you think about the Kolivan and Keith interactions so far? I love them so much, even when Kolivan is all 'I am disappoint'. I'm hoping he'll be Keith's mentor!
Honestly, Kolivan has come such a far way with Keith like?? He was literally ready to let the boy die on the floor, but now he’ll lift him up by the scruff of the neck and drag him to safety himself if he has to
ALSO,, when Keith goes back in for Regris at the beginning–and he almost doesn’t make it? Kolivan looks back towards the door. And once he sees it start closing with Keith still gone, he just turns and bows his head. His face might be masked, but I feel like his body language says a lot here. He was really worried they wouldn’t make it back
Yes, the BOM takes a lot of casualties and value self-sacrifice, but Kolivan wants that number to stay at a minimum. As soon as Keith comes back Kolivan berates him for putting his life at risk, saying, “You didn’t consider that something could’ve happened to you. That would make two men down instead of one.” They’re all his men, and I’m sure he feels responsible every time he loses one of them.
Yes, they have their protocol. You don’t go back in for rescues. If you lose someone, you have to leave them behind. If they want to stay and die in a doomed mission, that’s their call. Kolivan expressly tells Keith this, explains that this isn’t Voltron, and they can’t afford to save everyone. They don’t go back for their own. But during that second mission, Kolivan doesn’t wait for Keith to put his life on the line for Regris again. He just grabs him and goes. Kolivan may have seen Regris as a lost cause, but he wasn’t about to let him take Keith down with him. Kolivan is harsh and blunt and keeps to strict protocol. But he does care, and he won’t let his men die for nothing.