t.v.: heroes

10

“To kiss or hold hands? I went back and forth on this for a while. Initially I wanted Claire to be “impulsive” and kiss Gretchen here. I wanted to definitively say Claire was accepting this relationship. But some smarter, more experienced people than suggested I consider them holding hands, and here are the two big reasons why I think it’s the right choice: It completes Claire’s arc for the episode and it’s more intimate. Claire was unwilling to hold hands (accept Gretchen) at the start of the episode and by the end she’s literally doing what she couldn’t before. As for the “intimacy”, having them kiss could have been seen as a “ratings ploy” and probably would have been promo’d etc. What I like about holding hands is that it more definitively says “relationship” and acceptance. With college-age people, I think that holding hands is a much more intimate and serious step in a relationship than kissing.” - Oliver Grigsby (writer of Pass/Fail) 

“You have lost, Light. Didn’t I say in the beginning… when you die, the one who’ll write your name down in a notebook will be me? That is… the deal between the Shinigami… and the first human to get their hands on the note in the human world. Once you enter the prison, I don’t know when you’ll die. It’s annoying to wait… Your life is already over. You’ll die here. Well, It was good while it lasted. We eased each other’s boredom for quite a while. Well, Light, it’s been interesting.”

— Ryuk. Death Note. Ep.37