good thing about the trc tv series starting after trk was released: they have the opportunity to introduce henry in the first season and pepper him in and slowly build his character also there are opportunities for him and ronan to be needlessly antagonistic and also we can see all the litchfield boys can’t wait
i will literally never forget the watching the season four premiere of the office like we spent a whole summer agonizing over whether or not jim and pam were FINALLY dating and then in the beginning my brother actually threw a pillow at the tv when it looked like they weren’t together and then they kISSED and i swear to god my whole family started screaming and hugging like we woke up my three year old sister lmao and my friend called me during the commercial break so we could yell about it and then we stayed on the line so we could scream every time they did anything like when they held hands we hit decibels that weren’t audible to humans and to this day i have never seen my brother literally flail about something the way he did on that fateful night in 2007
This was my favorite part of this episode. Here’s why:
So here comes Daesung, trailing after Seungri, hands full with bowls of washed lettuce and whatnot. He’s taking his sweet time and,
in typical introvert fashion, complaining about how he isn’t ready to return to camp yet (“I don’t feel like going back”)… but the second he sees TOP tending to the fire his demeanor changes.
He’s all, “Whoa, look at that fire! You okay over there?” There’s a teasing note to it, yes. Because he’s already been on TOP’s case once today about the importance of washing his hands before handling meat that they’re all going to eat, come on, hyung.
But just underneath that there’s genuine concern, too. Because Daesung cares. And TOP is Big Bang’s big baby, after all. Someone’s gotta look after him. Daesung doesn’t call himself his nanny for nothing; one look at TOP dutifully manning the grill and he knows he’s having a hard time.
At Daesung’s voice TOP turns and– finally, someone who will listen to him! “The tongs are too short,” he complains, though by now he’s laughing at himself a little too. He knows his problems are trivial, but he just… he needs to unload on someone. The fire is hot! It hurts his hand! Why won’t anyone acknowledge that he’s struggling?
Poor TOP, the others all shot him down when he made a fuss about the heat from the fire burning his hand: “What do you want! Leave me alone!” They were so done with him right from the start; they had work of their own to do and no patience for his whining. But then along came Daesung, offering him an ear and an opportunity to vent his frustrations a bit. And really, sometimes that’s all TOP needs to keep going: someone who recognizes that, above all, he just wants to be heard.
I feel so overprotective of zayn despite everything because sometimes when people talk about him and the band they don’t factor in all the different ways he was treated through the years nor do they consider his mental health. When you say you don’t /understand/ how one direction might not have been as ecstatic and happy for him as it was for you, you erase years of racism and nastiness towards him that you never had to endure and you erase his struggles with anxiety and other mental problems that you (as far as we know of course) didn’t have to deal with on that level. (that’s not to say that the other boys didn’t have struggles and problems, obviously but it’s not quite the same thing) You can say that you’re hurt and confused for sure, but not that you don’t get it. I don’t condone nor agree with lots of things that zayn’s done and I definitely think that the way he left them all in the way he did could have been handled better, but you don’t get to minimise his feelings on what was his personal experience.
George: How long have you been sleeping with John?
Paul: What?! I don’t even get- why would- I- I’ve never had sex with anyone anywhere! It’s none of your- you have the nerve, the audacity- and how- how do I know, frankly, that you’re not sleeping with him? Maybe you are. Maybe you’re trying to throw me off.
I’m not going to say anything that could potentially spoil the chapter (which let’s face it, the picture does it already) - let’s just say perhaps all the walls Ash put up are finally crumbling down. ;-p Feel free to read up how it all came to this point.