Why don’t we talk about the team trying to get on Bitty’s vlog more?
Like, they all know about it, even if they have respected his privacy and haven’t watched them (except maybe they have? Like, an episode or two from his pre-SMH days?) but they have all gotten pretty decent in the kitchen by now, and they honestly just want to be a part of that part of Bitty’s life.
Lardo maybe wants to make a traditional Vietnamese dish, and also brownies from scratch. Chowder wants to do his grandmother’s noodles, and something special for Cait. Ransom and Holster really just want to do anything, want to be included, but Holster misses Buffalo food, and Rans would maybe like to see Bitty’s take on Nigerian food, or maybe some Nanaimo bars.
Dex kind of just likes being in the kitchen, has discovered he likes helping Bitty and likes making things with his hands; cooking is like an extension of fixing things, but the pay off is delicious. Nursey is mostly a disaster in the kitchen, but he’s found that if given a repetitive task, his clumsiness is ameliorated. Plus, he likes being on camera, even if (or maybe because) Dex chirps him about it.
Shitty likes cooking, and also likes the idea of how annoyed his dad would be to see him in the kitchen in an apron, but he’s also incredibly curious about Eric Bittle YouTube star, and also wants to talk about the way Bitty is fighting heteronormative bullshit and dismantling homophobic ideas about gender roles.
Jack. Jack just wants to watch his boyfriend in his element. Maybe wants the world to see how they have learned to move around each other in the kitchen with ease, how he can anticipate Bitty’s needs and help him bake a perfect pie. How he’s learned to assemble a beautiful lattice crust on top of a pie.
I just have a lot of feelings about this, apparently? Like, Bitty expresses his love for people through his food, and all his friends want to be a part of that, but also, to recapture a little bit of their own experiences through cooking with Bitty, sharing their love with him with family recipes, and childhood memories, and their biggest passions.