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@hikerlady asked me to give my latest theory (which may well change by tomorrow) and who needs sleep!? Sure, let me type!
When did Lucien send the affidavit? Hiker has checked his ties (no, we’re not obsessed or anything) in the last couple of episodes and can’t find a definite spot where he could have been dropping it off. But he doesn’t appear to be suffering from his stabbing, so it could well be before the attack, and thus his moment of ‘confession’ in his hospital bed is that turning moment. He could have told then, but once he didn’t, he was set on his course.
This was a man who worked as a spy. He’s given a mission, and the fewer people who know, the better.
Well, that and the old husband axiom, better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.
But what of Jean? Our smart, intuitive Jean, who can diagnose pregnancy with a glance, is missing the blaring alarms going off? She, the person who knows Lucien best on this earth?
Because the last time she called her man on the very center of his being, he ended up dead. And just to remind her, her God almost kills Lucien. When she begs him to not make any unilateral decisions and keep her in the process, she’s thinking of Christopher Sr just walking out and signing up for active service without another word. While Lucien desperately needs to sacrifice himself to save the woman he loves. Jean’s not going to end up in a figurative prison of shame, dammit. Both of our Beloveds are suffering from the tragic error of fighting the last war.
How will they get out of this!!??