The way there is nothing I want more out of the rest of 5A than to see Eddie and Buck fully break down, all their old coping mechanisms shattered under the weight of everything they’ve been dealing with, utterly devastated and left with no other option but to face it all head on and put in the work to rebuild from the ground up…shaking, crying, screaming.
When Buck and Eddie are reuniting at the end of 5x7 and Taylor has spent the night reporting on the hostage situation and the cameras are finally down and her cameraman asks her if she wants to stay for Buck and she looks over to see him and Eddie looking at each other like nothing else exists and she says she thinks he already has everything he needs, what then?
I love Buck’s (internal) reaction to Ravi going “I like being me” was clearly ‘Wow, cannot relate” and I really want to see Ravi say things like this to the rest of the firefam. Like one day he tells everyone “I’m going away with some friends for the weekend; my best friend is marrying their partner :)” and the firefam thinks “Wait you can have other friends? Outside of your work family who in many ways are your real family, the family you chose?” Eddie also thinks “Wait your best friend is marrying someone else and you’re okay with that and not in love with them?! That can happen?”
Ravi Begins but there's no trauma or life-affirming moment, just Ravi having a loving and supportive family and a woefully average upbringing and being like "Firefighting sounds cool and meaningful let's do that" and then he joins B Shift at the 118 and has a great time separating his work and personal life and then he meets the "wierdos" on A shift and he's like ????? And then roll credits.