Then again what I said about s1 Murphy was:
I’m not sure he ever really was a sadist; he just liked this really specific, toxic idea of being tough and in control.
And oh boy, that MOSTLY changed? Sort of changed? But six *very eventful* months later (in series time) John Murphy is still the person who had a yen for turning tables on people who made him hurt/scared/powerless and forcing them to feel what he did, so he not only instantly gets what Emori says she wants but is fully in support and proud of her for it.
I love someone who was beaten and tortured by a man who thought he could control her.
He would. He does. And for all his vaguely intimidating behavior, he has zero interest in hurting that man and way too much interest in seeing her do it.
THESE TWO PEAS COULD NOT BE MORE POD-LIKE, is what I’m saying, I can’t believe Emori having a revenge-murder drive (how much real? how much fake?) is a parallel I needed this much.