I was rewatching the first episode of season one, and when the sentries are dragging Shiro along in the Galra prison, one of the prisoners says: “They brought in another one.”
This prisoner could just mean that the Galra brought in another prisoner, which would make the most sense considering the next alien says: “They always do,” or at least that’s what it sounds like. It’s a bit hard to understand.
However, what if the alien is implying that the Galra brought in another human? We can assume humans haven’t met any aliens before, calling back to Matt mentioning on Kerberos how cool it would be to be the first humans to meet aliens. Now that we know that Keith is half-Galra though, at least one other human has interacted with an alien, that human being Keith’s father.
So now the theory: what if the first human the Galrans brought in was Keith’s father? His mother may have betrayed him, and brought him back to the empire for whatever reason. Maybe she was running away from the empire but they stole her back, and brought Keith’s dad along with her.
It is often difficult to recognize the connection between early-life feelings of imprisonment, and our subsequent need for space and distance in our adult lives. This can be manifest in many different ways: non-committal relationships, career indecision, a perpetual need to live alone, social avoidance, perpetual mistrust of the world etc. For a time, these manifestations can actually serve a counter-balancing purpose, as our spirits breathe a healthy sigh of relief after years entrapped. If all you know is engulfment, it is essential that you have a taste of safety and spaciousness. But, taken too far, our escape hatches can actually become a prison of their own, one that deepens our isolation and prevents us from forming positive associations with the world. Any imbalanced reality has an imprisoning quality. Just because our early-life environment felt like a prison doesn’t mean that we can’t create a different reality-one that is rooted in healthy connectiveness.
nbcblindspot “The sooner I get outta this hospital bed the sooner I can get back to the tunnel I’ve been digging out of prison I mean knitting I love knitting. Goodnight to all you wonderful Blindspotters and Jeller shippers around the world. We would be nothing without you. Also, would someone please come fluff my pillow?” - @EnnisEsmer #Blindspot
nbcblindspot: “The sooner I get outta this hospital bed the sooner I can get back to the tunnel I’ve been digging out of prison I mean knitting I love knitting. Goodnight to all you wonderful Blindspotters and Jeller shippers around the world. We would be nothing without you. Also, would someone please come fluff my pillow?” - @EnnisEsmer
give me more modern aus where the better prison system means that after valjean is released he’s able to reunite with his sister and her family. and even though he isolated himself from them at first, believing that they deserve better than having him around and also not wanting to ask for charity from them when they’re already on the poverty line, he’s got this huge family that love him. and almost all the money he makes as he starts to get more successful jobs goes to his sister and her kids, to make up for all those years he missed. when cosette comes into his life she goes from having no one in her life who cares for her to having this massive family that she spends every sunday with, and there are so many other kids (valjean has great nieces and nephews now too and you can bet he knows every single one of their names and what they’re all interested in and what subjects they like at school) and she just fits right in. sorry this got long but I got emotional about valjean having a big loving family even after all those years in prison.