Can we talk about about that last Sanvers scene a little bit
more? Because yes we talked about the sexual tension and Oh! My!
God! it is out of this world. But can we talk about how respectful Maggie
Let me explain :
Maggie is clearly restraining herself from touching Alex (arm
crossed…). Her body language screams her will to touch the woman she loves and
almost lost. So why aren’t they all over
each other already you might ask?
Well, they are at Alex’s work. Alex might be out to the people
close to her, but probably not to the whole DEO? Why would they know about
And I get it, I totally get it. We’ve all wonder whether or not to be out in
our place of work. We’ve all been scared of the consequences, the judgments, the
changes… It is obviously not Maggie’s decision to make. So she waits. She
waits for Alex to be ready. She waits for her to do the first move.
And Alex did the first move. And not just a simple move, she
puts her arm around Maggie clearly and proudly showing her love.
So yes, this scene is shining in sexual tension, but the
respect, the wait for Alex’s consent that Maggie have in this scene is what’s
getting me emotional.
I think this scene mark a new step in their relationship. Let’s
remember that outside of the missions, we’ve only seen them at Alex’s or at the alien bar (aka their “safe
space”) but we never really saw them in public. And for the
first time at the DEO, on those stairs, a place that everyone in the DEO can
see, Alex comes out and show to her whole world that Maggie Sawyer is hers.
So yes we can complain about how short and rushed the
Sanvers scenes are, but the evolution of their relationship is so slow,
intense and healthy, it is giving me life.
Lance would probably be the type of boyfriend that would compliment the heck out of Keith at any given chance, call him ‘babe’ and ‘love’ and yell ‘looking fine sweetheart!’ across the deck during training sessions
and then Keith would struggle, wanting to return the sentiment before turning to him one night and saying ‘If I ever had the chance to trade you with the mothman, i wouldn’t.’