I’ve been thinking about how Jacky’s Cat’s Eye effects her relationship with Gale. I had to step waaay back to get a bigger picture of Gale’s timeline.

During the second World War, Gale spent his time documenting the fighting. He was still going by Wil (another nickname for William, the same name he used from the Civil War). He met Marc and stressful shenanigans followed. Marc was already in possession of a Cat’s Eye, but the Wink tied to it was half out of its mind and eventually drove him to a nervous breakdown.

So, Gale’s only experience with a Wink before Jacky was a terrible one.