Every time Tom gets angry on the show, in front of Marco, it’s interesting to know that Marco isn’t particularly bothered by his anger.
Every time Tom has been scolded by Marco, it’s been because of something he did wrong, like lying.
He’s never gotten angry at Tom for getting reasonably upset about things , even when he promised to him he wouldn’t get mad.
It’s something interesting to point out, because then it reminds you of how Star treated Tom’s anger in BMB.
Marco and Star are very different with Tom’s issues.
While Marco hasn’t yet to invalidate Tom’s feelings, and handles the problem by ridding the source of Tom’s anger.
Star instead, gets irritated because of Tom’s irritation, and shows annoyance at him for being upset.
Now i like Star, and she doesn’t have to put up with Tom’s anger.
But this night did mean a lot to Tom, and Star kinda went mostly for herself, not for them. Tom did everything possible to make the event something fun for her ((Resulting in his own subjects being bored)) and her entire reaction to all of it consisted of annoyance and ignorance.
Tom, who went through all this trouble to make this night perfect and prove himself to the one person (At the time) he cared about, kept feeling like he wasn’t good enough for her.
She ditched him as well to go do other things, although Tom’s anger is dangerous, the things he does get upset about are understandable and relatable.
His night was falling apart, and then Marco showed up, ruined what was probably his last chance to make the night up to Star, and that was the last straw for him.
Everyone is very quick to blame Tom for the breakup, but considering we know practically nothing about their dating life and relationship, and don’t really know why they broke up.
I don’t think it’s impossible that Star could’ve been partially responsible.
Tom is clearly a person who needs emotional support, he’s lonely and ashamed of his issues.
and as much as i like Star, she’s not typically very good with the feelings of others ((She’s getting better at it, but there are plenty of times Marco’s opinions, needs, and well-being were ignored in favor of her own))
Which is why it’s nice that Marco supplies that support for Tom, and takes his feelings into account when he’s hurt.
Tom should be allowed to be upset and angry sometimes, as long as he can control himself.
And it’s nice to see Marco not only validate his feelings, but help him handle his issues in a safe manner (Which Tom frankly seems to enjoy alot more)
It’s a small thing to notice how Marco treats tom’s issues in comparison to Star.
Whenever Tom shows up just to see Star, he’s always dressed formally and in a suit.
((This is especially noticeable in Mr Candle Cares, because it’s clear the only reason he changed into his suit WAS just to see Star))
Although upon visiting Marco, he’s perfectly fine wearing his normal garb.
Might not seem like much, but i think you can assume that he wants Star to think highly of him and continue to see him in a good light by dressing well.
He does think highly of Star’s opinion of him, so it kinda makes sense he wants to continue to seem impressive.
He might have not dressed up to visit Marco because at this point Marco and him are more of acquaintances and he has no need to impress Marco (Who he knows isn’t a big fan of him right now).
But maybe it’s also possible Tom is much more comfortable being his normal self around Marco that he feels no need to try to be someone he’s not simply to make Marco tolerate like him.
Maybe in more future episodes Tom and Marco will express more comfort towards each other, they already state they still hang out and clearly have grown to enjoy the other’s presence enough to do so on a regular basis:
I hope we get to see them hang out and grow closer in future episodes, watching these two enjoy one another’s presence and be able to be open with each other is just refreshing to watch.
Favorite actress series | Emma Thompson: [On acting and appearance] “Acting simply cannot be about how you look. It would be very difficult to make a film where you have to be beautiful in every shot. You have to put so much effort into it; you have to hold your head at particular angles, put the light in a certain way and I don`t like acting like that. I like to act unconscious of how I look.” - Emma Thompson