their greatest exchange

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Please enjoy what may be the greatest exchange in the history of this show, including:

  •  The camera whipping around dramatically as Sue storms up.
  • The way Sue’s voice sounds so broken when she says “This is all I had!”
  • The background laughter which i’m pretty sure is from the crew.
  • The way Mel charges in to back Sue up.
  • The utter lack of shits Selasi shows during any of it.
So, I’m reading this biography of JFK Jr and, holy crap, him and his wife may have had one of the greatest verbal exchanges ever. (Context: they were arguing in a restaurant and everyone could hear them.) JFK Jr:“Why don’t we just get a divorce? We talk about it often enough!” Carolyn: “No way! We had to wait for YOUR mother to die before we could get married. We have to wait for MY mother to die before we can get a divorce!” I burst out laughing on the train and got some weird looks. Carolyn gets an A+ for acerbic wittiness during a marital spat.
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“You’re lucky we’re alike.”

I grew to really like Jokaste by the end of Kings Rising. Much like Laurent, she was introduced rather villainously, only to have her true motivations very subtlely revealed much later on. People making the most of their own terrible situations and doing what they can to stay ahead is quite the recurring theme in these books. I still don’t know for sure what her true feelings for Damen are in the end, but I love that she saw the storm brewing on the horizon and did what she had to do to keep herself - and Damen - alive, even at great cost to the both of them.

On a more indulgent level, Jokaste and Laurent finally meeting face to face made for some of the GREATEST EXCHANGES in the entire series imo

So, I’m reading this biography of JFK Jr and, holy crap, him and his wife may have had one of the greatest verbal exchanges ever. (Context: they were arguing in a restaurant and everyone could hear them.) JFK Jr:“Why don’t we just get a divorce? We talk about it often enough!” Carolyn: “No way! We had to wait for YOUR mother to die before we could get married. We have to wait for MY mother to die before we can get a divorce!” I burst out laughing on the train and got some weird looks. Carolyn gets an A+ for acerbic wittiness during a marital spat.

Gray wasn’t a simple man by any means. As King of the United States of America, he had a lot on his plate. He was pushing fifty now and had yet to produce an heir. He knew his wife, the Queen, was infertile, but she would never say that it was. She kept going for treatments, kept having doctors bribed into telling him that something would catch eventually. But his wife was almost forty. It would be unhealthy. He knew a divorce was imminent, and given his wife’s increasingly unstable mindset, it might not be that simple, even as King.

Just a few days ago, he had been offered five of England’s greatest servants in exchange for an extension of a loan. Gray obviously accepted. He was in good with the English King. It was an alliance that had been forged a century ago. He and the current King simply had to keep it maintained. He didn’t normally like his ways of doing things, but Gray wasn’t going to ruin any relationship over morality. 

Tonight, there was a large party that included not only alcohol, dancing, and the attendance of the highest ranked Americans in the country – but there were low-grade drugs, whores, and gambling. It was a two faced part of his country, but he didn’t partake in it. If his subjects wanted to, then they’d face the consequences of their actions if they harmed another due to it. As he walked in with his wife, hand in hand with her in an all black suit with his Kingdom adornments pinned to his jacket. His hand shined with not only his wedding ring, but a few other expensive pieces of jewelry. 

From the back, dimmer corner, Gray could see men surrounding a servant with their pants slightly down. It was partly shaded, but he could see what was happening. He scowled at it. One of the servant women were probably being used as one of the whores. He parted ways with his wife, but not before she glared at him. “Don’t you even think about it,” she said.

Gray glared back and ripped away from her as he strode over to watch the scene, knowing very well that none of the men were paying attention that their King was standing by, watching them take turns fucking a servant on one of the booth tables. He waited until he could get a glimpse of the woman first. Perhaps she’d be the one to settle the air.