dani seeing dr harris bonkers phd as an anthropomorphic rabbit and immediately flashing back to all those times she would just talk at him about how much she likes aubrey when she was pet sitting and is struck with the realization that this rabbit knows toooo much
when Griffin encourages himself by sending an army of himself to help fight off the evil force that is also himself while he and his other himself are upstairs fighting side-by-side against said evil force that is himself
Griffin has done this fantastic thing with both of his stories so far, where, yeah, the heroes save the day - they fight and have fantastic powers and we know their stories - but, when push comes to shove? When the darkness comes to destroy everything? Regular ass people come together and fight with everything they’ve got. It’s not just the main characters who get the cool stunts and triumphant one-liners, it’s a kid in a food truck, or a group of regular folks who are fans of a local tv program. They may be scared, they may feel powerless in comparison to the storms they are facing, but, when it comes down to it, they come to the rescue. They fight back. They win, too.
At a time where it feels like darkness is truly surrounding us, and maybe we feel helpless with all of the terrible things happening around the world, this is an important, comforting message. I’m certain Griffin knows what he is doing when he includes scenes like this. We needed it at the end of Balance, and we need it now. Darkness surrounds you, but be not afraid. After all, you’re going to win.
thacker saying that he’s looking for peace had the same energy as merle’s “are you my friend” and i want to take a second to appreciate clint mcelroy who looks at unimaginable forces devouring worlds and still remains peaceful.