Thoughts on Blood Moon Ball (WARNING: SPOILERS)
Okay, now that i’m starting to get all the crazies out, I seriously love that dance scene to no end. Right down to every second, its all so perfect. The music makes the moment absolutely enchanting. Their expressions through every single second.
At first, you can tell theyre both taken by suprise. When this mysterious masked man just sweeps her into his arms, shes so surprised by his boldness and the pure suddenness of the moment. Its almost like a fairy tale moment, and let me tell you, i go BAT SHIT CRAZY FOR THOSE.
And Marco is even a little surprised, for I dont think he completely intended to b in that beginning dancing pose, and didnt expect to be so close to her. He seems a little suprised by the butterflies in his tummy, and the sudden courage and suave that he feels. He has no idea how he got so brave, how he somehow had the courage to be this bold and uninhibiting. When did I get so smooth and suave, he wonders in his mind.
And theyre both very briefly surprised by the red light of the blood moon, but dont think much of it besides leaning into it with an “oh, okay, lets dance.” attitude.
At this point, Star is absolutely encapsulated by this stranger. She feels the butterflies in her stomach, she feels the intense chemistry between them, even feels entranced by how handsome he is. She feels her heart beating so loudly, and so quickly. Are they even considering what it means to be dancing under the red light of the moon? Do they realize theyve been chosen by the moon itself as soulmates, as lovers destined to be together forever? (I dont think Marco really knows thats what it means, he probably was too busy looking for Star to bother to listen to the host guy).
But then again, neither of them really care about that at the moment. All they can think about is each other. How beautiful/handsome the other looks, how theyve never felt this way before in their lives, how they never want this moment to end.
But then Marco reveals himself to her, and Star kind of snaps out of her trance. She might be thinking about how shes having these intense feelings for her best friend, and how those feelings are VERY new to her, fairly revelatory, but those thoughts are kind of pushed to the back of her mind because now shes getting angry at Marco and wondering why he felt the need to crash the ball.
And the ENDING. Once Star sets him straight, Marco realizes that he has let his jealousy get the best of him. At this point, I think he has known for a little while how he really feels for Star (i think he figured out his feelings during Mewberty) and hes been trying his best to keep them to himself. He feels bad about that, of course.
But something that im stuck on about this episode is just how easily they both leaned into the commitment of “their souls binding together for eternity”. Think about it for a second. Thats almost a biggger commitment than marriage. Marriage, by the way, that Marco had just saved Ferguson from, claiming “youre only 14, youre not ready for this kind of commitment”. I dont know, seems a little bit ironic to me. I like it.
But anyways, these are just some thoughts ive been accumulating while completely obsessing over this episode for the past 6 hours.