I think Deran getting the bar would also show Adrian that Deran's actually serious about not being a criminal forever, and he wants that for him, I think finding out about that would be a big step in nudging him back to Deran so I'm really hopeful that it's a good reunion!! Also I'm really scared that when Smurf finds out Deran's a) gay and b) in love with c) someone level-headed that he'll listen to more than her she might try to have him offed :(. Maybe it'll be a killing Pope says no to :O!!
Oh many so many things to answer here so bear with me:
1) I think both have a lot to seriously consider when it comes to ‘reuniting’ because I think that’s contingent on what kind of changes have occurred and I think it’s only been a couple of months since their last exchange by then? I don’t want a reunion because the biggest detriment to why what they have is that they are unwilling to establish what it is that they have. Also, what are we supposed to do about the years of toxic and denigration that Adrian endured? He was Deran’s emotional punching bag to the point where breaking and entering as well as an occasional punch-fest (I don’t think it’s the first time Deran had beaten Adrian over self-preservation) had made him desensitized almost.
2) Smurf knows. She knows everything about her boys and apart of her fear stems from that. HOW CAN she have a grasp on her son who will never love her the way she expects from all of them? He’s easily the EASIEST to get away from Smurf and the whole Belize incident not only scared Smurf because her ‘baby’ dissapeared for five weeks but it’s because she can ACTUALLY VISUALIZE the permanent loss of his presence.
3) I shall make a longer post on this sometime but Adrian fits into the same category as Julia and Cat. I say that because those two aforementioned have always been a big threat to Smurf’s very existence. They both provided a sense of nurturing that she could never give to her boys. She’s definitely threatened by all three of them because of what they signify and what they can offer to her sons that she CAN NEVER. Validation and love without any perverse stipulation.
4) Pope knows. He so knows. I think the only delusional idiot who doesn’t know is Baz because Baz is a selfish fuck. And he’s self-absorbed and a prick. This seems to be very apt but I believe everyone knows about Adrian and Deran except for Adrian and Deran.
5)And from what we have seen in 2.02, I believe Pope loves his younger brothers that if Smurf propositioned that to him, he would actually SNAP and hurt her rather than any of his brothers. He’s the FIRST one to be colossaly and mentally fucked by Smurf’s parenting and he knows firsthand how else to deal with his brothers. Deep down, he probably loves them more than he will ever love Smurf.
WOOO, that was long!