oh malarkey how i love you

30 Days of Band of Brothers | Day 18 ›› An underrated character

I don’t know if I’d really say that Malarkey is an underrated character, but I definitely don’t see as much about him as I do the other men. I guess he just kind of gets lost sometimes, but I really do love him so much. It honestly amazes me how much Malarkey changes from the beginning of the series to the end. We get to see this complete transformation from a man who laughs and jokes, to a man that’s more serious somehow. You can see in The Breaking Point how tired broken he is. He’s lost all of his closest friends, and after that he becomes hardened. In The Last Patrol, it still shocks me how much he’s changed. It’s almost like he has no spark in him anymore. No life. And it truly breaks my heart. But Malarkey really is an amazing man. After he lost Muck and Penkala, Winters offered him to come off the line and work as his runner for a few days. But even after Malarkey had lost those who were closest to him, he still wanted to stay with the men. And it’s that mentality, that these men would not leave their friends, their family, that really gets me.

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You know what this is? Yeah, and I reserve this word for those rare instances when it’s truly deserved. This is malarkey!

This scene just kills me everytime i watch it. Do you see the tears in his eyes? Because he knows that the psychic is right, but he’s just too scared to admit it. And that’s why i’m willing to wait however long it takes, because i know how hard it is to shake someones hand, or share a simple hug with a friend. Gosh i love this man too much. And he’d grown so much since he met Amy. Excuse me while i’ll go cry in the corner like a little girl.