what makes me emotional about finding out murphy was arrested for arson is that he was always described to be this angry, violent and murderous kid. they have blamed everything on him since the beginning of the series. wells’ death? must be murphy. a virus brought to camp to kill everyone? oh, let’s blame john murphy. he even blamed himself for both of his parent’s death, and the list just goes on and on. he was always made out to be the bad guy.
then here comes, charles pike. who bullies and belittles him in front of his entire earth skills’ class, then continues to beat the shit out of him. and what does murphy do? he sits back down in his chair and tries to be the bigger person. he doesn’t fight back until he is literally thrown across the room and backed against a wall.
john murphy was made to be a villain.
but he is the farthest thing from it, he is, and always will be, a survivor. he may have had a rocky start, but i am so proud of how far his character has come.