the most important scene in the entire film

Jyn is one of the most important characters in Rogue One. Whether you like her character or not doesn’t matter – you cannot deny that she had one of the most important scenes in the entire film. And I’m not talking about her sending the Death Star plans (although that was pretty important). I’m talking about her giving a blaster to K-2SO.

While it may have simply seemed a moment of ‘character development’ for Jyn, that one action probably goes far beyond the relationship between two space-dwellers. K-2SO getting a blaster was just one small step toward droid freedom, a struggle that arose after the end of the Clone Wars.

The last time the Star Wars universe saw a droid with a weapon was then, and there haven’t been any weaponized droids since. Artoo had rocket boosters in ROTS, but they disappear by the time ANH rolls around.

Even by the time of TFA, we get BB-8 with, what, a tiny taser? For a Resistance droid who went on missions with one of the most important pilots? You’d think it’d get a little more protection than that.

But, nope. Because living/sentient beings had given droids weapons before, that was a pretty terrible idea for the galaxy. The Clone Wars were a time of intergalactic turmoil and corruption – it’d be more than easy to blame all of that on the beings who can’t fight back: the droids.

And so, while the Galactic Empire still has use for clones, droids are put on the back burner. Everyday people turn against them (even though all the evilly programmed droids were laid to rest), and they’re never to be trusted again. (To be honest, even Cassian seems to act distant toward K-2SO, often taking his droid for granted.)

That’s why Jyn giving K-2SO a blaster is such a symbolic moment. This is the first step of droid liberation. 

Can we talk about the tea scene for a minute here? The scene where Carol and Therese are in the middle of a conversation and they get interrupted. This has got to be the most important scene in the entire film. Therese is struggling to keep herself together after Carol’s last desperate attempt: “I love you.” And that has to be the most vulnerable thing Carol could ever do, and she did it for Therese. But that I love you meant so much more. It was more of a plead. “I need you. I want you. You are everything to me. Please say that you love me too.” It was filled with pain as well, because in that “I love you” Carol is acknowledging the fact that she has been miserable too. Maybe even more so than Therese. This is why this scene is so important, because this scene marks the change in the dynamic of their relationship. In this scene they are finally on equal standing. Therese is older now. She has experienced what it’s like to have her heart ripped out. She’s more confident. But most of all, she’s wiser, and she’s no longer willing to put her heart on the line again, not without any type of assurance on Carol’s part. That “I love you” was it. It was Carol’s promise of giving herself completely to Therese, no more holding back in anyway. And this scene is so tender and so completely heartbreaking because in the middle of it all they are abruptly interrupted, and Carol’s reaction is to protect herself in any way she can because she just put herself in the most vulnerable place she ever has. And just like that Carol vanishes before Therese can even process what just happened. But when the finality of it all hits her, Therese panics, and not without reason. The woman of her dreams, the woman of her life, just walked out and she didn’t do anything to stop her.

Even though I knew about the the Glenn scene and even though I knew about his filming schedule afterwards I was still worried about actually watching the scene because I thought they might “confirm” his death by showing it entirely which makes every other bit of information I have about Glenn / Steven after this episode most likely hallucinations, dream sequences or flashbacks but now I’ve seen the scene I’m positive he’s alive, because in terms of that scene;

1. why would they specifically focus on Nicholas falling ON TOP of him? they direct every step or move an actor takes. it’s important 

2. why didn’t they show Glenn’s entire body? the parts of him being “torn” weren’t shown. they were just out of view

3. Glenn seemed to be looking at Nicholas on top of him being torn apart, hence his expression

4. your average dumpster has a large enough space to crawl under. Glenn is in reach 

5. no memorial on Talking Dead afterwards

there’s a lot more supporting Glenn being alive but these seem to be important points to consider right now.

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more from www.bfi.org.uk, there is a book coming out sometime late August mid September  called The Beatles: Photographs from the Set of Help! by Emilio Lari and Richard Lester.  

From Amazon: An extraordinary collection of mostly unseen photographs of the Beatles during the making of Help!. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ second motion picture, Help!, this almost entirely unpublished collection of photographs marks a pivotal turning point in the band’s history, as they evolved from much-loved musicians into the most important group of all time. The Beatles’ first movie filmed in color, Help! is a madcap adventure featuring cinematography and film sequences widely considered to be hugely influential to the modern performance-style music videos of today. Specialist set photographer Emilio Lari was invited by director Richard Lester to shoot stills of the production at Twickenham Studios and document behind-the-scenes larking about as the band relaxed in their hotel between takes. With an introduction by Lester and intimate, never-before-seen images, The Beatles: Help! provides new and fascinating insights into the band that changed the history of music and the world