Sometimes I get so emo thinking about how deeply Isak and Even just know each other and connect with each other…!…..like…..in Pause just after Isak unwittingly shatters Even’s heart into a million pieces, Even looks Isak in the eye, takes his face ever so gently in his hands and finds the sincerest place in his heart from which to pluck the words “I think they would love you” - telling Isak that he think his parents would love him - that still, after Isak has made Even feel about as big and important as a piece of gum stuck to that locker room floor, that Even still sees Isak through the same eyes, he still loves and respects him. Even knows that this is what Isak needs to hear, as well as believing it completely himself. So, he puts his own hurt aside to tell Isak this, because deep down Even just knows how insecure Isak is.
And then when they are lying in bed in the hotel and Even is asking Isak about parallel universes, Isak does the same thing. This is after their conversation over the mini burgers, so Isak has already sensed that something is amiss, that Even is different, that he is slipping - into what Isak doesn’t know. And Isak has no idea what is happening but he is feeling confused and unnerved and scared. So when Even asks him “How many Isaks and Evens do you think are lying here like this right now?” Isak senses something is up. He sense that Even is asking him this, not just to be corny but also because he needs reassurance. Even could maybe sense that he was slipping and maybe felt like he would lose Isak. And so Isak answers, “Infinite” and then Even asks “In infinite time?” and Isak repeats “In infinite time” - there is something so comforting about how Isak just affirms this for Even….he doesn’t even miss a beat he just repeats it and you can see the look on Even’s face, a mixture of relief and and calm. And I’m not saying that Isak doesn’t totally believe this as well, He believes 100% that there are infinite Isaks and Evens and that in every universe they would come together but Isak is also saying this to Even, in this moment, because he knows deep down that Even needs to hear this. He doesn’t know why, he doesn’t know what is going on, but I think deep down Isak knew that Even was scared. So Isak put away his own confusion here, his own fear and he said to Even “In infinite time”. He was saying - In infinite time I would find you and I wouldn’t let go, in infinite time whatever happened to us, whatever terrifying things came our way I would find my way back to you because we are infinity..
And the fact that these dorks just know the other person like this so well…..How Isak said to Even “only you can feel what you feel” - as if a part of him knew that Even’s feelings are his own and he doesn’t need anyone telling him what is the right and wrong thing to feel. How Even said to Isak “you think there are any rules here” as if a part of him knew even then, that Isak didn’t need to live by the suffocating rules he had imposed on himself. Knowing deep down what they need and who they are is what makes their story so amazing and such a perfect love story.