When we head into Infinity Wars, the Avengers will still be in their fractured Post-Civil War state. Meanwhile the Guardians left their last movie a united family and will be four years of adventures down the road, Peter Gamora and Rocket having raised Groot, Rocket and Peter with almost a brother relationship, Gamora and Peter possibly a couple and functioning as the heads of their weird little family. The Guardians, of all people, are going to be the ones setting the tone with a healthy group dynamic. And I think that will be harder for the Avengers to grasp than the fact that they’re teaming up with a tree, a raccoon and some other weird aliens.
On a road trip a few years ago we came across this derailed train and went over to shoot pics. It was rusty and had been there quite a while, then one day my friend told me he drove past and it was all cleaned up and gone.
Shot on Kodak Elitechrome 160T, cross processed, using a Lomography Sprocket Rocket.
Ever since the episode description for 407 was released, I’ve been considering how the separation might occur and why.
(Note: This post is 100% speculation and does reference spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.)
Okay, so here’s how I think 406 will go down:
Based on some of the comments from Tiffany and company, the Niylah x Clarke scene occurs early in the episode. Given their interactions in 405, it is possible they have maintained some sort of casual relationship following the events of s3/401. I’m on the fence about whether we’ll see the actual hook-up or just the aftermath. For example, the show could open with Clarke getting out bed in Niylah’s room at the trading post, implying that she took shelter there after the fire in 405.
If we see the hook up happen, my only hope is that the writers have heard our criticism about the fetishization of prior f/f scenes and do better this round. But to be clear - I have zero problems with the Niylarke scene occurring. It is not a “threat” to Bellarke and I better not see anyone sending the writers or Jessica Harmon hate over it. Got it? Good.
Moving on - based on the preview for 406, we know that Bellamy, Clarke and Roan will go on a Mad Max style road trip to bring rocket fuel to the team at the lab. This is certainly the “A plot” of the episode and will be aimed at giving all of us a jolt of adrenaline as we watch.
So far, we have only been shown people traveling to and from Becca’s island by boat, so I believe that Miller and one other member of the Lab crew (maybe Jackson?) will drive the boat back to the mainland in order to pick up the shipment of fuel. Since part of the crew will be away, this may be when the Emori/Murphy scene from the s4 trailer happens.
If Jackson is with the boat crew when Clarke and company arrive, he may spill the beans about his fears for Abby and Raven’s health - thus triggering Clarke to make the decision to go back with them and search for a cure. If Jackson isn’t with them, Clarke would still likely choose to go to the island in order to supervise their last remaining hope for survival because of her tendency to feel like she has to be involved (if not in control) of each season’s major mission. While it is likely the later, I am secretly hoping for the former because it could set up some beautiful Abby x Clarke scenes for the back half of s4.
Bellamy would no doubt agree to return to Arkadia to help with the salvage efforts and protect their people. If this happens, we’ll definitely get another beautiful Bellarke goodbye scene (maybe another hug?) before they part. Tiffany teased that their final scene has a hint of longing - so I could totally see it ending with Bellamy watching Clarke sail away (and Roan shamelessly reveling in the drama of his favorite OTP).
Do we really need to wait another whole week, writers?
Pokemon XY: A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!
I just have a lot of feelings about James from Team Rocket and this episode is what brought on a lot of them. I don’t ship Jessie and James at all but they are such a big platonic otp for me. Their friendship is just so important. This episode brings about the potential end of Team Rocket as Jessie falls in love and considers domestic life.
This is the look on James’ face when he hears that Jessie is in love and leaving Team Rocket. However, he is quick to insist that they do nothing to stop her. He’s in tears as he leaves her, running away and thinking about all their great times together but he’s her friend and her happiness is more important to him than anything else.
He wants to completely cut away. He doesn’t want to try and tempt Jessie back to the life of Team Rocket but he’s also somewhat aware that alone he can’t do anything to help when Meowth and the others are trapped. He needs help. He literally asks the kids he cant stand rather than distract Jessie from her new and exciting life. He wants her happiness. And bless him, my baby James is a little useless on his own.
Look how desperate and sad he is. His friends - the Pokemon included - mean the world to him, he can’t just let them be captured. But the kids’ Pokemon aren’t strong enough to defeat the thief’s Pokemon so even though James gets Meowth out, they can’t get away or get the rest out. But then Jessie comes back and look how overwhelmed James is (Meowth too). God, Jessie means so much so him and James is just so emotional.
But James is also reluctant to accept her return because he wants her to have a happy life even if that is away from him. But of course they get Team Rocket back together and everything is good. Back how they belong. Leaving me with far too many James feels
“Because we spend so much time together, we end up becoming like a brotherhood, like a family. You’re going into opposing arenas to play basketball every night. You really have to have a strong bond, a strong friendship with your teammates to be able to do that successfully.”
Summary: When Geoff calls Ryan in the middle of the night professing his love, Ryan reaches one immediate, obvious conclusion: he’s drunk.
Except he’s not drunk the second time, or the third, and suddenly “Lone Wolf” Haywood is left re-evaluating his feelings for his boss, and, surprisingly, opening up to him more. There’s just one problem - there’s been a mix-up with their phones, and thanks to Team Same Voice, neither of them realise that Geoff thinks he’s talking to his boyfriend, Jack.
This is not set in the Sealand verse, although there may be some similarities in Ryan’s characterisation, as this was originally a suggestion for something that could happen in Sealand which I’ve instead written as a separate GTA story :)
Later Ryan would look back and wonder how, exactly, such a monumental misunderstanding could have occurred. How was it possible that a man who had been in a loving and committed relationship for four years should be unable to recognise his own boyfriend’s voice? How did two of the most notorious criminals in modern America manage to find themselves entangled in a drama more suitable to a teenaged soap opera? Who was to blame?
The answer to this last being, as usual: Gavin. Gavin was to blame.