In yesterday’s live chat with Milo and Mandy before west coast premiere of the finale, a fan commented saying she (we all lol) has set the bars higher for men after watching Jack and MIlo said that Jack’s not perfect. You know what? Of course he’s not perfect. Rebecca isn’t either. No one is. The reason why we’ve set our bars higher after watching Jack is BECAUSE we see the imperfections in him and we see the multiple ways he has tried to overcome it. He drinks a lot for a year when the kids were little, he stopped immediately after Rebecca told him off, immediately determined he’s going to be the 200% parent Rebecca expects him to be. He knew they were drifting and he made an effort to rent their old house and put lights and shit for Rebecca just to make sure she knows he loves her more than anything in the world still. He wanted to steal from a bar last night and he stopped because he noticed Rebecca and I bet you a hundred bucks the reason he stopped isn’t because it’s true love at first sight, it’s because that true love at first sight made him think that woman deserves a better man. In the last scene, he got drunk and he knows it, he doesn’t know how to make it right again (he mumbled on going to support group) but he knows that if his wife wants him out, he will be because he respects her. He gave the most beautiful speech and still walked out, why? Because that’s what a respectful man does, he knows he did wrong and she needs space. He’s not perfect but he tries to be better ALL THE FREAKING TIME and THAT is why we’ve set our bars higher on our choices in men after watching the show.
“The world was stunned today by the death of Diego Ricardo, the youngest person on the planet, the youngest person on earth was 18 years, 4 months, 20 days, 16 hours, and 8 minutes old.” - Children of Men (2006)