mockingjay pt 2

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What if Mockingjay 2 ended in some terrible, terrible way with Peeta and/or Katniss dying, and it goes black, thinking it’s over, and then they wake up, realizing it’s a dream.

In fact, having Peeta silently wake up terrified, and see her and then calm down would be beautiful.

Or have the dying thing and then Katniss sits up like she did in Catching Fire, only this time Peeta is already there to comfort her and she goes into the whole, “Peeta and I grow back together.” speech as a voiceover, since it is an epilogue, having flashbacks (no pun intended) or cut scenes to what she references, or maybe even staying in bed her calming down until after she talks about “waking screaming from nightmares,” then flash to toast babies scene.

“Peeta and I grow back together. There are still moments when he clutches the back of a chair and hangs on until the flashbacks are over. I wake screaming from nightmares of mutts and lost children. But his arms are there to comfort me. And eventually his lips. On the night I feel that thing again, the hunger that overtook me on the beach, I know this would have happened anyway. That what I need to survive is not Gale’s fire, kindled with rage and hatred. I have plenty of fire myself. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that. So after, when he whispers, “You love me. Real or not real?” I tell him, “Real.”

Wouldn’t that be beautiful?

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Missing Links to Mockingjay Part 2

I just realized few of the things left out of the other movies might affect Mockingjay Pt. 2. I’m not saying they won’t use them, but they might not have the same significance they would have if they’d been better explained. (Kinda like the drawing of Rue from Catching Fire and hanging Seneca Crane)

  1. The dandelion imagery. In the movies, Katniss never picks the dandelion, never equates it with hope and Peeta. They could change that, flesh out the initial flashback, but I’m not sure they will.
  2. Peeta the painter. The “you’re a painter” line won’t have much backing it up, but we didn’t know about his double knotted shoelaces until that moment either, so maybe it won’t matter.
  3. The lamb stew. Movie Katniss mentions lamb stew during her first interview, but Katniss and Peeta don’t share the meal in the cave, Peeta handing her a can of lamb stew might not be as meaningful for people who haven’t read the book.

My brain is already in overdrive as to what we’ll see in MJ2. Over and above the epilogue (because daaaaaaaaaaamn we better get some good ‘growing together’ scenes) and the mission to the Capitol, all I can think about now is Katniss’ trial. 

Because I’ve suddenly realised I would love to see elements of that. Who speaks for her? Who speaks against her? Does Peeta make an appearance? Do we see Effie back to her Capitol self again in a court room, rather than the mansion? 

Dammit. Only a year to find out.

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If you’re having a bad day just remember that it’s finally spring which means that they are going to start filming the epilogue scene for mockingjay part 2 soon

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