this time last night I was actually talking to someone about how I didn’t think Tulip would be demonized for giving Brewski to Cassidy so he could stay alive and yet…here we are.
it’s amazing to me that people think any of the alternative methods they’ve proposed would work. it’s actually super-difficult to steal blood from a blood bank - they made it look far easier than it actually is on the episode Cassidy did it. And think about this for a moment - look how much blood Cassidy had to steal in that episode just to heal his neck. his entire body is toast right now. imagine how much blood he’d need under the circumstances.
furthermore…there are actual, living people who also need blood from that blood bank…to live. amazing, I know. so that’s kind of an ethical issue.
people proposing that tulip steal a cow - um, Quincannon is a possessive, highly thorough businessman who I doubt leaves his cattle open to theft while he’s storming the church. do you really think the entire QM&P staff is out at All Saints’ Congregational? that that’s his entire staff? yeah right. how the fuck is tulip going to transport a cow, even if she does manage to steal one? how is she going to get it into the back room of her uncle’s house? that’s not happening. and cassidy’s so fucked up he’s practically immobile right now so he’ll be staying in that room until he gets better.
@ the people suggesting she murder a living human being…who do you think is despicable enough for tulip to straight up murder who lives within a 5-mile radius? also is murder just not a big deal for yall? last time I checked, it was kind of a big deal, but maybe that’s just me
there aren’t just random livestock all over west texas either, ready to be stolen. it’s kind of a barren place and Cassidy needs food ASAP. Tulip adopted one of the stray dogs that would likely be put down, gave it a few perfect hours of happiness, then let Cassidy eat it so he could live. That dog was almost bigger than she was - Tulip picked it so Cassidy could get better quickly. “Goddamn you, Jesse Custer,” she says as she does it. because Jesse abandoned and condemned all of his friends last episode and this entire situation is completely his fault. period. tulip took cassidy’s broken body to her house and tried to give a sweet old dog his last best day on earth (and broke her heart in the process) so that cassidy could survive. she’s helping him in his feral state as best she can.
why did no one complain when cassidy killed that cow? they’re sweet, gentle animals. but they’re not dogs so no one gives a shit, and cassidy can do no wrong, right? cassidy would eat pretty much any animal in the desperate state he’s in; he won’t differentiate.
and re: cassidy - that part of him’s always there; he just hides it very well under layers of charm and self-deception. also he’s on the verge of death and cassidy is all about survival, so…if you think he’s just the “loveable sloppy roommate”…I need to remind you that yes, he is that, but only in addition to being the desperate, legitimately fucking terrifying monster of an addict and a lonely immortal who’s managed to wander the earth for a century without making a single lasting connection. this isn’t just comic canon - the signs are there on the show that such is also the case in the TV version. don’t pretend that Cassidy wouldn’t eat a dog to save his life because he absolutely would.
the writers wrote the scenario this way to a) show how sad and fucked up and desperate cassidy’s existence is sometimes and b) to show how tulip only did this because there was no other way to help him, and it deeply hurt her. but she had the kindness to love on that dog and make herself vulnerable just to give the dog a good time. her actions were utterly selfless.
this is like when people watch those charity commercials and have no sympathy for the starving children and only care about the animals. THE DOG AND TULIP ARE OBVIOUSLY PARALLELING EACH OTHER LMFAO THEY ARE BOTH STRAYS THAT CAN’T RELY ON ANYTHING FOR PROTECTION OR COMFORT. BUT TULIP TRIED TO GIVE THAT TO THE DOG THAT WOULD BE EUTHANIZED SOON ANYWAY IN ORDER TO SAVE ANOTHER, SIMILAR STRAY - CASSIDY
You're quitting Poldark... Good. Come join me on the dark side and watch Endeavour! And write meta about Still Star-Crossed! COME JOIN ME MY CHILD I HAVE COOKIES.
Not yet but eventually! I will still be watching for a while until I can’t stand it anymore (I want to see Jack and Heida’s performances even if I have to abandon the show after this season) and I have another big show coming up that I write tons of analysis for and run a podcast for - Preacher! At some point I will though. And I’ll write more analysis for SSC when I have ideas for it!
The thing about Poldark is that it has lots of potentially fascinating characters and very nuanced performers playing them. Debbie is swiftly ruining all that, but I intend to spend plenty of time rewriting things to do them all the justice they deserve - in canon and beyond it in AUs and sidestories. They’re precious to me and will always remain important to me regardless of Debbie’s attempt to destroy their characterization and ruin their lives.
I was banging the preachers son at one point and boy was he a kinky son of a bitch, so one sunday he had me sit through an entire service with a vibrator in him up by his father controling the damn thing, just staring at me. i came so hard but because i was in church i screamed "OH GOD PRAISE JESUS" and the pastor thought i had the holy spirit in me.