I want a new show that revolves around putting Eliot and Hardison in various situations while we sit back and watch them bicker about it. That’s all I need, weekly sessions of Eliot and Hardison bickering. It would have to be called “Dammit Hardison!” because what else would you call it?
ACTUAL TEARS STREAMING DOWN MY FACE AT HARDISON GETTING OUT OF THE COFFIN AND ELIOT JUST SEIZING HIM IN THE BIGGEST TIGHTEST BRO-HUG IN THE HISTORY OF BROS HUGGING AND SAYING "DON'T YOU EVER DO THAT AGAIN, MAN" OH GOD I'M CRYING AS I RELIVE IT WHILE WRITING YOU THIS MESSAGE, DAMMIT HARDISON
That is, I think, the worst episode, emotionally. It starts out cute and funny and normal (with bickering and adorableness and team bonding and all that stuff) and then Hardison gets taken and suddenly the race is on and the whole time, my heart was just pounding because they hadn’t found him yet.
And when Eliot basically yanks him into this super long (for Eliot) hug and he’s literally gripping Hardison and at the same time, you can tell that’s he’s checking him over for wounds, I just broke. I think I started crying at that point. It was so emotionally draining. I was completely unable to process it.
But, also, Sophie’s mom-chokehold when it’s her turn to hug him. ohmigod, the entire rescue scene just makes me very emotional.