CHAPLAIN MARK LOVE. (I keep wanting to call him Father, but I presume he’s CoE, and I don’t think they use that title?)
I’m so glad we got to see him again, even so fleetingly. And see that the shock of a few months ago (after he was done throwing up) didn’t break him. To see that he took that knowledge on board and became someone who can look Mitchell in the eye at his worst, remind of who he is and who he wants to be, and offer a hand to lead him back there.
This is what honest faith looks like. I wish we’d had a little more counterbalance to Kemp’s twisted parody, but I’ll take this all day.
Edit: I’ve been alerted that this reblog chain started from a repost. The above gifset was originally posted by turnerrs here.
I’m going to do a rant here, but look at Herrick’s face in the third-last GIF. He’s not angry or upset or sad about what’s just happened, but he’s not emotionless either. He’s thankful. Herrick was evil, but he was trapped in his evilness. Underneath the vampire was this terrified, almost pathetic little man. We saw that when he was suffering from amnesia. He hated the vampire and he didn’t want in the first place- which makes me wonder how he became a vampire in the first place- and he just wanted out. He’s not unhappy that he’s lost his chance to take over the world because Mitchell has killed him- in that moment of death his humanity came out again. He’s relieved. He can rest now.
Based on this unfilmed scene (which, to clarify, I know you weren’t aware of — besides it just being rude to assume people know things that weren’t on the screen, you specifically indicated you didn’t know how he came to be recruited) I can agree with you about the terrified and pathetic, but the evil came before the vampire. I’m sticking with the evidence that he was a sociopath, and that he meant every word he said in the 1969 flashback about how becoming a vampire doesn’t change a man, but frees him.
#OMG THE POLICE ARE HERE TO ARREST ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT #WHAT CRIME MAY I HAVE COMMITED TO BE DESERVING OF THIS HORRIBLE FATE? #MIGHT THEY BE HERE BECAUSE I REGULARLY AM INVOLVED IN INCIDENTS LEADING TO ONE OR MORE DEATHS? #OMG NO MITCHELL THAT IS RIDICULOUS #WHY WOULD YOU EVEN THINK THAT IT MAKES NO SENSE MITCHELL GET A GRIP #STAY CALM AND KEEP COOL AND DO NOT PANIC YOU CAN DO THIS #THERE MUST BE SOME OTHER REASON #SOME AWFUL CRIME I AM GUILTY OF THAT I CANNO- #OMG I KNOW WHAT IT IS I REMEMBER NOW #THE LIBRARY BOOKS #OH GOD NO #I KNEW I WOULD REGRET NOT RETURNING THOSE BOOKS IN TIME #WELL SHIT
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS FROM IT LOOKS LIKE BEING HUMAN BUT I DON’T REMEMBER THIS WTF TUMBLR IS IT ONE OF THOSE MASH UP THINGS OR SOMETHING
2… 4? Ish? I tend to rewatch full seasons at a go, so I’m fuzzy. Anyway, it’s when Chief Inspector Asshat makes a big show of having him hauled in, cuffs and all, just to try to get him to eat the sad pedophile guy who’s being released. (This bit goes by REALLY fast.)
"Well, you can go ahead and hang your head out the car window if you feel like it." Luke laughed. "I’m a werewolf, not a golden retriever."
NO LUKE YOU’RE WRONG
YOU’RE A PUPPY
Is that a direct quote from the book? Because the movie line reading is way more fun. Like, I’ve known this kid most of her life, how have I missed that she was this damn snarky?
john mitchell + macbeth quotes
this is so amazingly perfect I’m crying a bit.
I’d love to see Aidan take on Mackers in a few years.
And Oberon pretty much whenever it’s convenient.
This is one of those scenes that are made by the performances. It would be so easy to see it on the page as entirely confrontational, but there are rivers going on underneath. Mitchell is in full-blown big-brother mode, offering a lifeline that he knows from experience has tremendous value (however frequently he sucks at holding onto it himself), and Nina is fully cognizant of that.
And it’s not just exhaustion that drains this statement of much in the way of accusation or anger. She knows that his intentions were good, that he wanted to see his friends happy and sincerely believed playing cupid would help accomplish that. (She doesn’t know it was partly motivated by the fact that George being occupied by a date gave Mitchell a way to slip out and meet Lauren without anyone asking him about it, but that’s not super-relevant in this moment.) She also knows intent isn’t magic, that unintended consequences are still consequences and still need to be faced.
In the face of all that came after, it’s easy to forget that, for a brief time early in S2, these two understood one another maybe better than anyone else in the house.
Mitchell and Annie moments - Protective Boyfriend Mode (s01 - e02)
"He’s upset Annie! […] He’s a twat!"
this was my favourite side of Mitchell- the ‘big brother’ side, the side that would protect his friends at all costs.
He wanted so so much to be the head-of-household, everybody’s big brother, the one who figures everything out and makes everything okay for everyone. That didn’t work out so well sometimes — mostly when he tried to make unilateral decisions about things that affected everyone — but to me there’s not even a question that whenever he was at his healthiest and most stable, it was because he was focused on helping someone else.
There are a milion little reasons why my headcanon is that he was trying to play a role for which he had pretty good instincts in a lot of ways but had never had a real-life model for. That he constructed an image in his head of what “good man” meant, and that was a lot of it.
so shake him off
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