so in listening to TKC today (I’m currently behind with the group listen so this is likely not relevant to this week’s schedule), one thing that did struck me was when Katniss and Peeta were watching Haymitch’s games, they initially mistook future Mrs. Undersee, who was then around 17-years-old in the quell reaping footage, as Madge since they look exactly alike; and Mrs. Undersee and Maysilee were twins, so was Haymitch reminded of Maysilee whenever he sees Madge visit Katniss in the Victor’s Village?
And when Madge brought the morphling for Gale, did he initially thought it was Maysilee he saw at the door? did it take him back to the time when Maysilee suddenly appeared and saved him in the arena before they allied?
And if going by my headcanon that Mr. Undersee is originally sent by the Capitol to be 12′s mayor, how much Haymitch was worried when he finds out that Maysilee’s sister was marrying the mayor? did he try to talk her out of it? does he think Snow is behind it to still continue punishing him after all these time?
Then years later, when he ended up mentoring the female tribute that wears Maysilee’s mockingjay pin as her token in the arena, perhaps it wasn’t just Katniss’ spunk that made him take his mentor duties seriously that year. When he saw the pin, did it reignite his desire to resume his rebellion against the Snow that he (and Maysilee) started during his own games?
But after the war, when haymitch found out Madge died along with her family during the bombing of D12, did he feel like he was again too late in saving Maysilee and he let her down once more?