I know a lot of people are worried about the Romeo + Juliet parallels this season, and what I mean for the final episode and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m a little on edge about it. But I’m going to completely honest, I don’t think we have to worry about the kill your gays trope rearing it’s ugly head in skam, not after everything they’ve done this season.
Those references were woven into the story to give you an insight into Even’s mind. Even believes you can’t love someone without getting hurt, or destroying everything you built with them, because he believes no one could ever want him because of his mental health issues. And that’s something he’s probably believed for his whole life, no matter what others have told him. And why is that? No one has proven him otherwise, no one has ever made Even feel whole – shown him that there is, in fact light at the end of the tunnel.
I’m 90% sure Even sent that text as a desperate attempt to prove his own mind wrong, while also saying goodbye at the same time. But Isak didn’t let him down. Isak dead ass ran right across the city to try and get to the boy that he loves.
Isak shattered those images from Even’s mind into a million little pieces, Even has hope now. Even has someone who will love him no matter what.
Even is going nowhere.
Neither is Isak.