Not only is this a great character development for Hunk and Keith’s relationship, which as you recall got shaky when Keith didn’t want to go save Allura in Season 1.
But the meaning behind Hunk’s words.
“I think turning Galra has made you a better human.”
Up till this point, Keith was doing just that. Trying to be human. He was secretive, overly protective and tough skinned. He obviously didn’t want to share his own insecurities.
When they find out Keith is Galra, that’s when they saw the human side of Keith. His fears, his dedication to the others, his humor. He gave up his family to accept another family.
This quote is so so important. Because it’s true.
So it’ll be interesting then, to see if Keith can keep this balance. Especially since this scene also brings up an interesting question.
When Hunk is staring at Keith, he responds almost affronted.
“Are you looking to see if I’m Purple??” (A little help here, can anyone tell me where this is in which episode??)
EDIT (I found it):
Yep, that’s right, Keith’s Galra form.
As we remember in season one, when Keith came into direct contact with pure quintessence, we saw this. His hand turns purple.
Hunk looks for that purple skin, and Keith just shrugs it off. Almost scathingly. Like how could Hunk even think of such a thing. When we all know it is a thing. We saw his hand turn purple. And his fear of it.
When Haggar hits Voltron with the pure quintessence at the end of Season two, we see a bunch of close up shots on all the paladin’s faces.
Except Keith. We only see him from the behind. It takes a few seconds before we do see Keith’s face again, and he appears fine.
But why? Why couldn’t we have seen Keith right away like the others?
You all know where I’m going with this. Because Keith does have a Galran form. We just haven’t seen it to it’s full extent, and I don’t believe Keith has either. Yes, he’s been suspicious, but for the way he acts, he hasn’t seen himself yet in full Galran form.
So I believe we’re going to see Keith getting defensive. Now that he has become more Human, I think he’s going to fight to keep it like that. He isn’t ready to accept he is more Galra than just blood.
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I wonder sometimes how Jess and Rory’s relationship would’ve gone if Dean had never moved to Stars Hollow, and Jess was her first boyfriend. I honestly think Dean is the source of a surprising amount of their problem, and this gifset subtly illustrates some of it.
Jess is not above insecurity, especially considering Rory was flirting with Jess way before her and Dean broke up. Jess knows Rory’s not incapable of having feelings for multiple guys.
But when faced with this doubt, he takes the time to try and communicate, he asks for reassurance, and once he gets it, he more or less lets it go – even with Dean aggressively goading him later. He’s definitely jealous and insecure at the beginning of this conversation, but you can see him getting way less confrontational about halfway, when Rory answers honestly.
Meanwhile, Rory expects him to be like Dean – angry, controlling, suspicious, unforgiving, guilt-tripping, infinitely jealous and insecure. She probably expects to have to spend a good week or something soothing Jess.
I mean look at the sheer amount of reassurance Rory needs that Jess isn’t angry. Even after him reassuring, trying to change the subject, cracking jokes, by the end he almost seems amused at the ridiculous amount of fretting.
He makes a very valid point, both here and later in the episode, that it’s much easier of him if Rory tells him about stuff herself, so Jess won’t have to worry. Yet, with Dean, hiding things was the safer option. Think of how scared she is of a fight when she loses the bracelet Dean gave her. Or when Jess came over with a care package. Rory was not safe being honest with Dean, and she learned some unfortunate coping skills from it.
Don’t me wrong – Jess himself is drowning in unhealthy coping skills from his shitty upbringing, which was definitely a significant factor in the downfall of their relationship. Yet I still wonder how their actual dating – including the initial courtship – would’ve looked like if Dean weren’t there.
PS: “Dean has never done anything bad to me” is a self-delusional lie.