My favorite thing about Jaal is how he is incredibly open about his emotions and at the same time is naturally very chill. This is a dude whose whole llife till now – as well as the life of everyone around him, has been nothing but struggle and oppression. During the game you see him go through some really difficult moments. And yet, most of the time he’s very calm, upbeat, and as positive as one can be under the circumstances. He openly cries, admits fear, or gets angry, and in the next scene he’s back on his feet. There’s none of that edgelord angsty aura around him, even though there easily could have been one in the hands of a lesser writer, and I really appreciate that.
I'm trying to like the episode but I just can't get over the fact that Regina will always be only half a person. That's horrific. And the EQ will always be separated from her son and her family. I can't even enjoy the scenes where Regina accepts herself because of that. I feel like a character I loved so much basically no longer exists.