No wait but let me talk about the almost kiss
At first I was a little disappointed with it - I had pictured a lot more lips & saliva than actually was.
But then I started to rewatch the gifs from the scene and GUYS. Please look at how close Hugh Dancy comes to actually starting to kiss Mads. IT’S RIDICULOUS.
He bobs his head forward and comes SO CLOSE
and then comes EVEN CLOSER OMFG
and I don’t want to take sides here but Mads really just stays neutral and probably thinking, “well, it seems like I’m gonna kiss today” and makes an almost imperceptible movement forward, but then Hugh gets all shy and thinks again and looks down.
AND WAIT IT’S NOT OVER YET, because Hugh stays like, head down, breathing hard and grabbing Mads’ arm, and then, idk, his right hand SNAKES upward? till Mads’ shoulder, and FUCK ME, look at how fucking close those two are again because Hugh moved his face towards Mads’ again
and then he puts his head on his shoulder, and Mads makes that *orgasm!* face
and NO, STILL NOT OVER, then there’s the FUCKING WAIST GRAB (and jesus, look at how Mads buries his nose on Hugh’s neck)
which may or may not have been actively, purposefully, one-sidedly staged by, GUESS WHO, HUGH DANCY.
And all that was written on the script was “lunge forward”, YOU VILLAINS.
Those two seriously I don’t know how Bryan managed it for three whole years.