Crying over James McGraw right now.
There’s this naval lieutenant. Young and talented, but born of poor circumstances and has clearly fought tooth and nail to get where he was. Stoic, and has clearly followed the rules deemed by society his entire life.
Then he meets Thomas Hamilton. He lowers his guard, takes off his mask, and shows the man hidden underneath. The one with a clever sense of humor and fiery passion. Thomas brings out who he truly is, and shows him what life is what really about. Not conforming to the norms, but actually fighting against them in the hopes of a better world.
James falls in love with him because of it.
And then he loses everything.