(I initially wrote this after a long night and red wine, so enjoy that. I usually fix most of my errors in the morning) This episode flashed back in order to show progression. While I had a few minor quibbles, let’s dive into it.
We know it picks directly after 519 “Dangerous Liaisons”. When Oliver and Felicity come to, Oliver’s first though is to find/protect Felicity. They assess the damage, and the explosive ramifications for Felicity, who finds herself temporarily paralyzed again. It felt very reminiscent of the explosion from 301 in “The Calm”.
The Escape Plans
They both have plausible ideas. Felicity’s being the more calculated, efficient, and thought out of the time.
My issues with the scenes for those moments, and my boyfriend can attest to this, I yelled at our TV, “Stop bickering, and work together, dammit!” But they managed to work together through difference. Granted, Oliver, Felicity, and the team got our favorite power couple out in the nick of time.
I will say I did like to see Felicity call Oliver out on his hypocrisy and bullshit as she does. I also enjoyed looking at Felicity while she patches up Oliver again. Plus her “I told you so. I told you” What? Eleven times, according to the script.
but don’t shit on it on my gifset because I’m trying to celebrate a good aspect of Sailor Moon. That is so not the point. It just goes to show that haters will turn every positive thing into a negative thing literally every chance they get. I don’t even know what you’re doing in the tag if you hate it so much. Or reblogged the gifset at all.
I just want to make gifs without receiving commentary that has nothing to do with the scene depicted in said gifs, is that really too much to ask. You can literally talk shit about SMC anywhere else. For example, your own blog. Please utilize that.
and God do you ever think about just how fucking LONELY of a thing it is that Killian turns to the ocean for comfort? When he needs to calm the tumult in his heart and head he turns to the sea? That for hundreds of years, he literally has had NO ONE to the point he bonded with a cold, endless expanse of water.
I know that lots of people have non-human things that calm them, a favorite book or blanket or movie. But all of those things are usually in addition to a human support system. So for it to be his entire support system? His only place to turn for comfort?
I think about this and it shreds my heart to goddamn ribbons. And it makes it so unfuckingbelievably beautiful that Emma not only knows this (and actively works to support and comfort him), but she knows this because he told her this. As much as she has lowered her walls with him, he has done the same by turning to her for comfort. By telling her his tales. By sharing what’s in his heart. By making her his home.