there is nothing more beautiful to me than a relationship portrayed on tv as something rooted purely in friendship and understanding and just a mutual respect of one another. Something where two people can always rely on each other, can make each other laugh, can be their best and worse selves around each other and not feel ashamed. Something healthy and realistic and honest and not depicted as an “epic true love” that is toxic and harmful and only ever requires sacrifice. there is absolutely nothing more beautiful than watching healthy relationships develop and grow and become even better.
Oh. Oh my. I just had an honest-to-god, hand-slapping-forehead moment of “Omg, of course!” regarding the final scene of s3 Hannibal. This man–
Abel Gideon, has the gall to dare claim the title of Chesapeake Ripper, to attempt to usurp Hannibal Lecter, and his punishment/reward is an opportunity to have the pleasure of dining on his own leg. This woman–
Bedelia Du Maurier, has the audacity to claim the title of Bluebeard’s Wife, to usurp Will Graham, and her reward is the same.
Before, I suspected, but after finally recognizing this scene for the parallel that it is, I now know exactly whose idea this little feast at the end of the finale is.
Just in case anyone had lingering doubts, I feel this alone should be enough to confirm that even after the fall it is, indeed, still beautiful. ;)
Shirou being the big bro, saying “Atsuya !” with
a firm and authoritative voice, and with such a face like that… I’m not still over it. Atsuya looks at him like he knows he should not saying too much things he could regret.. x) But the gaze he’s sending to him… I just really love it.