<b>Neil:</b> Now that Kevin's graduated I feel like there's an Aaron-sized hole in my heart.<p/><b>Andrew:</b> What<p/><b>Neil:</b> Which is to say it is very small and unnecessary. I'm going to fill it with Exy.<p/></p>
In just 5 years this band has done so much - winning the sing off, putting out 6 official albums, a documentary, gaining over 10 million subscribers, with over a billion and a half collective views, winning grammy’s, having double platinum selling albums, sold out world tours, taking over the world, and so, so much more. They’ve helped, and saved lives, created friendships, and given so much to us and I couldn’t be more thankful. We are so proud of you, ptx. Thank you for everything that you do. -pentaholics.
I just want to make a post to appreciate how much of a history nerd Kevin probably is. Because it’s first mentioned in the Raven King and I didn’t think too much of it at first because Neil points out Kevin is majoring in history, so duh, of course he’d have them! It made me think that it was just a means to an end before he could graduate and move onto court. But the fact that Jean pointedly calls the books he left boring to Neil leads me to believe that it’s safe to assume that Kevin didn’t neglect them and only paying attention when he had to study. Quite the opposite really. Just thinking that he probably spent a lot of time at the Nest reading those books when he wasn’t focused on exy makes me want to cry because like I can just see him focused on them, flipping pages and actively ignoring Jean in the time they had to really relax and enjoy themselves.
Then in King’s Men, he actually sits down by the fireplace with his history book, all snug and like, he actually brought a history book with him on their vacation? (I just want to take a minute to point out how adorable this 6 ft. boy would look curled up in a sweater with a book by the fireplace, actually enjoying himself and not stressing about the Moriyamas, Riko or how they’re going to make it to finals.) Really, that’s when it really clicked in my head that this is definitely and without a doubt what Kevin Day, exy superstar, liked to do when wasn’t obsessing and just wanted to relax. It wasn’t just a means to an end, Neil says in Raven King that the book titles were dry and totally the type of thing Kevin would find interesting, so now all I can think about is Kevin getting all excited about all these facts that he’s just taking in but Neil is easily bored by history and Andrew probably actively ignores him if he even attempted to talk about it. So he turns to Thea and she just sits there and listens, coaxing him to tell her more as he just geeks out about history. Or like just imagine him going throughout classes like “this is the worst thing ever” or scribbling notes and being bored, probably dozing off as he daydreams about exy, but then when he gets to his history class(es), he’s pays such good attention, detailed notes, always on top of his classwork and just loves it. i just love history nerd Kevin Day, ok?
Another week gone and I could watch the episode without
spoilers by just staying off tumblr. The briefest glance at my dash says people
aren’t too happy about today’s episode. So… Please don’t kill me, but I actually
quite liked it. Yes, there were lots of weird jumps, and the whole
thing felt very choppy, but some moments in it really made up for its flaws. The
Destiel ones, especially, and I want to talk about them now. I liked a lot of
other stuff too, but that’s a whole different post.
All gifs are mine, so crappy quality ones, sorry!
1. Yay Kevin! I missed you so much! This line
jumped at me though.
So in all of 10 seconds Kevin could tell Dean’s the more
stressed one. I wonder why.
2. Dean’s reaction after Chuck says he has no idea
on how to find Amara is so anguished.
Also, I liked the fact that Dean mentions
Lucifer here. He knows Lucifer was God’s favorite at some point, and he’s
hoping that by mentioning that he is in her trap, Chuck might help. (By the
way, this just confirms to me that Chuck still has deep paternal feelings
towards him. Look at how he exploded. He has been relatively easy-going
about everything but Lucifer. He must have loved him a great deal to react so badly) Well, obviously
that didn’t work, and Dean’s crushed again.
3. THE BIGGEST MOMENT OF ALL. Amara using Cas (not
Lucifer, Cas) to make a connection with Dean. Look at her expression when she
has her hand near his chest.
She looks curious, and not all that happy about it. And during her conversation with Dean, she mentions Cas by name for the first
time (right? Correct me if I’m wrong) She knows he’s important to Dean.
More Dean-pain, thank you.
4. This conversation between Dean and Sam. Look at
Dean’s expression when Sam is fanboying.
He’s clearly upset about Sam getting
distracted, although to be fair Sam didn’t know about Amara’s warning till now.
And also, this-
Dean is only bothered about Cas (despite what looks contradictory afterwards). I just think that he could confess his worry for Cas
to Sam, because Sam understands, but not the others.
5. “Why would you want to find her?” says Donatello.
Because they need to rescue a guy she has with her. Who is Lucifer. And also-
You and your priorities, Dean. (Whoops, ignore my misspelling of the word possessing)
6. This also jumped at me. Look at this random shot
to Dean at Chuck mentioning the words ‘free will’. It speaks for itself-
7. Now, about Dean’s plan. I know he’s not
mentioning Cas. But he’s talking to Metatron. Metatron, whose only motivation,
as he said earlier, is to try and save God from kamikazing. Dean’s not going to
try to convince him by talking about Cas. And besides, Dean’s desperate now. Amara has showed up twice already, and Cas’s
life is hanging by a thread. He wants Cas out and away from Amara, because even
Lucifer still in Cas is better than both of them getting tortured to death by
Amara. There’s at least a shot of Dean getting Cas back in the first case. And
he’ll do anything for it. ANYTHING.
Amara creeps him out, terrifies him so much, and he’s willing to go out
alone to meet her, to distract her, to possibly get killed by her when she
finds out what he’s done, just so they can
rescue Cas (and it is Cas he’s doing it for, remember the conversation with Sam). If that doesn’t scream love and selflessness I
don’t know what does.
Yes, I wonder what that is, Amara. What could be
stopping Dean from falling into your abyss?
Oooh, helpful shot in between to
figure out the answer.
I know we all wanted Cas back. I do too. But it would be too
easy to just poof back like nothing happened. I want to see Dean interact with
Casifer next episode. I want to see him struggle to hate him while he’s wearing
the face of someone he loves (and NOT like a brother Jensen dear) So yeah, I
think they should have split this into 2 episodes and cut a MOTW one. It would
have flowed smoother. There are lots of flaws in this episode. But I still liked it.