#drill sergeant from hell
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ok wait turns out i am actually about to have a Nuanced and Intellectual take but i actually really love how none of the 118 made light of how buck was feeling. like, him transferring was clearly a slight overreaction to the situation, but they all completely understood him, his frame of mind, and his way of dealing with problems, and counteracted his announcement with logical arguments instead of dismissing him as being dramatic and overreacting.
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This post goes out to the folks who keep questioning whether Buck’s face was supposed to look like that during the hug:
There was, in fact, a purpose.
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idk if this has been posted yet - but 5x07 is on foxflash 👀
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#liar liar pants on fire
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“Everything feels broken now, and it’s my fault.”
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eddie king of faces diaz
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Ok but Ravi is like so pretty and so nice why did they put him in the 118 what did he do to deserved that mess 🤣🤣🤣 In all seriousness, I need Eddie to be jealous of him and Buck please and thank you
i would love to see ravi slowly find himself involved in the 118 shenanigans and, like, enjoying it?? dream scene would be him having an emotional and long "we're a family" speech and then realizing he's sounding exactly like The Rest of Them after he's finished and they're all looking at him with the spongebob-you-like-krabby-patties-dont-you-squidward-smile and being like oh, fuck, god dammit, i've assimilated
ravi, finding himself at bobby's place for a weekend barbecue: how the fuck did i get here
ravi, a guest at jee-yun's second birthday party: who drove me here
ravi, picking a drunk buck and eddie up from the bar at half-past midnight after they both decided he'd be cheaper than an uber: it was just supposed to be a job
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The way Hen understands and cares for her team makes me emotional every time. We saw it last night when she explained Buck's actions to Ravi, we saw it last week when she checked in with Eddie at the hospital, assuring him he did good on the field. We saw it with Chim too, understanding that he had to go and find Maddie, even offering to go with him. Makes me think back to S1 as well when her and Buck go check in on Cap.
Hen has such a big heart and she's so attuned to the people around her. Things feel weird without Chim and I cant wait for him to return but I'm so glad Hen is still around bc I cant imagine what the team would be like without her presence.
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…oops? Have some more 5x7 spec.
Buck’s hands are shaking.
His throat is raw from screaming and his mind is—
He can’t stop replaying it, over and over. The radio bursting with static. Turning around to pick it up. Buck, Warden Trent, he’s—
His ears filled with white noise as he turned back around to see Eddie with a gun to his temple. He hadn’t even noticed when the radio slipped from his fingers. But he saw Eddie’s lips move.
He didn’t hear his answer so much as he felt it, Eddie’s name ripped from his throat.
No, no, no, no please, no please, not again, not again, not again, please—
He couldn’t do anything.
He couldn’t stop it. He couldn’t stop Eddie being dragged away. He couldn’t will their places swapped. He couldn’t—
There was a gun. And Eddie wasn’t bleeding, but all Buck can see is red. He can taste it in his mouth, he can feel it on his skin. If Eddie gets shot again—
His hands won’t stop shaking.
“What’s happening?” He asks the SWAT agent who has been assigned to babysit him. He wants to climb out of his skin, claw at the walls, break down the door. He feels trapped, a caged animal pacing the length of the room, desperate to get out, to go, to do anything that would bring Eddie back to him.
“I don’t have any updates,” the woman explains for the umpteenth time.
“Look, just—” Buck wants to scream. “Let me out. Let me talk to your captain, I can help, I was—we were with the warden most of the day before this happened, I can tell him—”
“Firefighter Buckley, we’ve got everything we need,” she interrupts. “Just sit tight. We’ll update you when we have something to report.”
“You don’t understand,” he snaps. Blood in his mouth and shaking hands and a gun and Christopher—Christopher is at home and he can’t—he’s can’t— “This is Eddie we’re talking about. That’s my partner—you can’t ask me to just—”
Buck whirls around and freezes. Taylor’s in the doorway, a strange look on her face. He blinks once, twice—
What—? What is—?
“They didn’t tell me it was you,” she sighs, raking a hand through her hair. And it’s then that his eyes drop to her neck, that he notices the lanyard with her press credentials attached.
“No,” he says before she can say anything else. He is far beyond frayed, unraveling rapidly, and he can’t—this is not something he is capable of dealing with right now.
“I was assigned—”
“No,” he repeats, ice cracking, cracking, cracking, he can’t breathe, he can’t think, because his heart, his life, his soul is being held hostage in the building across the street and he doesn’t know how he’s supposed to survive if—
“You were the only witness,” she says apologetically. “Look, I won’t—you could just tell me what happened, it doesn’t even have to be on camera—I’ll keep your name out of it—”
“It’s Eddie, Taylor!” It’s no longer just his hands, Buck feels like his whole body is shaking. “It’s Eddie—again. And all I could do was stand there and watch—again. And again I might have to go home tonight and tell Christopher that I couldn’t protect his dad, but hey, Eddie picked me to replace him so if he wants a poor fucking substitute, at least he’ll have me!”
“Buck…” Taylor takes a few steps and reaches out to gently cup his face. Buck flinches away.
Her hands aren’t the ones he wants right now.
“Don’t,” he chokes out. “Please don’t, just—just go. Just go do your job, away from me. It’s where you want to be anyway.”
He knows it’s not fair even as he says it. Taylor sucks in a breath like she’s been slapped, but quickly rearranges her features, her face smoothing over, back straightening.
“Fine,” she says quietly. “I’ll go.”
Buck collapses into a chair the second the door clicks shut behind her.
His hands are still shaking.
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5x7 spec because why not?
Eddie is numb. He barely breathes, can hardly think—it’s as though ice has been injected directly into his veins, flooding through him, freezing everything—he knows he’s moving but only because he can’t seem to fight the hands pulling at him.
He’s trapped in a scene. All he knows, all he sees, is Buck darting forward, Buck being hit over the head with the edge of a gun, Buck falling to the ground, blood trickling from his hairline—
Eddie’s throat is raw from the force of Buck’s name tearing out of it. And his ears are still ringing from the raw, panicked scream of his own that Buck returned.
When he had his panic attack, it started in his chest. This time—
There’s no pain. No stabbing needles in his lungs. He can’t even feel his chest.
He thinks maybe his heart is still in the other room.
He’s shoved down—
“I’m a good person, you know,” the warden says as he pulls Eddie’s arms around the back of a chair and starts wrapping Eddie’s wrists in rope. Eddie almost wants to laugh—might have if not for the ice crowding his lungs, squeezing out the air.
“You’ll have to forgive me if I have some doubts about that,” Eddie replies. His voice is foreign to his own ears.
—blood trickling down Buck’s face—
“Your friend should be fine. He was just in the way.”
“Don’t.” It snaps out of him, the warning crack of a frozen lake—danger, retreat—the final notice before you plunge into water. “Don’t talk about him.”
The warden snorts and rolls his eyes as he pulls the knot tight on Eddie’s wrists.
“Whatever,” he mutters. A moment later, he hisses and staggers on his feet, catching himself on the edge of the chair.
Eddie twists around over his shoulder to look the best he can manage. There’s a dark red stain spreading slowly across the tan fabric of the man’s uniform shirt just above his lower back. They had missed it earlier, too busy looking at the slashes on his arms that they now know were self-inflicted, at the blood from those that stained much of the rest of his uniform.
“So you weren’t just faking,” Eddie says.
“You—” Eddie stops, something dark and vicious and bitter stopping his throat. Does he really have an obligation here? To help a man who preys upon the helpless and abuses his authority? A man who could have killed Buck? A man who took him hostage at gunpoint?
The blood, that area—if he was stabbed, it could have hit a kidney. Or something could have broken off inside his body, not causing any problems until it shifted. He could bleed out. He could die.
Eddie could let him.
That dark, vicious piece of him wants to let him.
He’s a better fucking person than that.
“Were you stabbed in the riot earlier?” He asks. “You’re bleeding.”
The warden tries to twist to look and hisses again. The stain spreads wider.
“I’m fine,” he says. “Stop trying to trick me. I’m not going to untie you.”
Eddie’s jaw clenches. So much for trying to be a good person.
The warden gets worse as the hours slip by. As he negotiates with SWAT. His skin pales, sweat beading across his brow, and he starts shaking—
Eddie blows out a frustrated breath.
“You’re going to die, you know,” he says finally. “You don’t have to—you could let me go. I could help you. We could walk out of this building and get you real medical attention—”
“They’ll arrest me,” the warden spits. “I’ll go to jail.”
“What, are you afraid of karma?” Eddie shoots back. “Don’t be a fucking idiot.”
The gun cocks and Eddie freezes.
“Shut up. Just shut up. I’m getting out of here. Whether you are too depends on you.”
“You kill me, that’s it,” Eddie points out, trying to keep his voice steady even as he feels like there’s a scream trapped behind his teeth. “You have no more leverage. You’ll be dead the minute you walk out that door even if you don’t bleed out in here first. Or you can let me help you and at least you’ll have a chance.”
Their eyes lock and hold. Eddie refuses to blink first. If he’s going to die tied to a chair, he’s damn well going to keep his head up.
The warden blinks. He pushes himself up off the floor and slowly makes his way across the room.
Eddie swallows when the gun presses against the back of his skull. But then—
The ropes around his wrists fall away.
“Okay,” the warden says. “Save me.”
Eddie nods once. “Give me the phone. I’ll tell them we’re coming out.”
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i think getting to see buck and eddie openly and romantically love each other would fix me actually
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*whispers* what does it mean
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me vs hyperfixating on eddie’s out-of-focus reactions to buck
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Reading the plot for the actual movie episode 5x07 is based on..... combined with Ryan's stunt double being on set....whew this shit is about to be WILD.
So, for everyone who doesn't feel like going to look up the movie, Brawl in Cell Block 99 is about a desperate man named Bradley who's being manipulated into killing a man in prison, blah blah blah none of that is relevant to us.
What IS relevant to us is this bit right here:
[I.D.: Warden Tuggs and his men arrive at block 99, but Bradley threatens to kill his two hostages.]
So here's how I'm guessing this is going to go:
The 118 arrives at the prison to fight the fire which is clearly only a diversion for whatever nefarious things are happening within the prison
They're about to leave and have already started exiting the prison (hence why Buck and Eddie are separated) when the riot breaks out
The "riot" they're caught in is because one of the prisoners is being manipulated by the Warden (undoubtedly played by Mark P)
Athena is called on the scene along with SWAT
The riot is contained pretty quickly, but the prisoner takes Eddie and maybe another guard/prisoner hostage, and has Eddie medically treat his accomplice (?) all while explaining the reality of the situation to Eddie
SWAT tries to negotiate with the prisoner well into the night (hence why they were filming at night) and finally gets through to him (thanks to Eddie also trying to get through to him on their end)
Buck is still there and hasn't left the scene all day. If he and Taylor interact at all, she might hold his hands or hug him or something.
The hostage taker and Eddie (the other prisoner/hostage and/or accomplice died) come out with their hands in the air
Buck and Eddie see each other and shout each other's names but they're not cleared to go to each other yet
SWAT takes down the prisoner and then Buck and Eddie run into each other's arms
Not sure exactly why Ryan's stunt double was on set unless Eddie gets roughed up a little more than Ryan was willing to take but either way...
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Buck’s Love Language and the difference between Taylor and Eddie understanding it:
As we all know, Buck’s main love language can be seen as Words of Affirmation. This is how he tends to understand love, since he lacked it so much growing up. His parents were never very verbal with their love, but Maddie was. So in order for Buck to understand whether or not he means something to someone, he needs them to verbally tell him that. We have seen many instances where he doubts himself and gets all up in his head. Yes he has taken to physical intimacy to fill that void he has, but he uses physical touch as a placeholder, since he never had the words to go by. Why am I mentioning this? Because let’s take a look at his relationship with Taylor and with Eddie separately.
His relationship with Taylor is based on the foundation of sexual attraction and intimacy. They started off having sex and never really learned how to be friends. They then jumped into a relationship thinking its what they both want. As we have seen, Taylor isn’t the greatest with her words. She has called Buck “needy”, “a bad friend” and given him bad advice, such as “Maybe you might want to consider not everything is about you.” Obviously, to Buck, he’s going to internalize that and focus on her words because he takes to words more than other things, such as actions or touch. Given what she told him, you can see in Buck’s facial expression that it wasn’t the greatest advice and he didn’t like what she said to him. But it resonated with him and gave him mixed feelings on whether or not the problem with Chimney was about him. He already has issues about not fitting in and being left behind, issues about being insecure, so for her to say that to him? I’m sure it led him to believe that he’s really not important enough so he should take himself out of the situation (transfer from the 118) so that everyone else would be happier.
Then, when he came home and she had laid out that breakfast for him, we all sensed the weird vibe going on. She tried to do something “nice” for him and when he admitted to her that he clearly didn’t take her advice, but the advice of his team members, you clearly can see her entire demeanor change. She is somewhat upset and at somewhat of a loss for words. So what does she do? She reaches out for him to give him physical contact, a hug that is very weird and awkward. She knows that touching him has worked for her in the past, so since her words were unable to reassure him, maybe her touch will. But as we all saw, yes Buck is very tactile, but even he wasn’t satisfied with their little awkward hug. Because he needs more than touch, he needs words, someone who will understand him and speak his love language back to him. Clearly, that person is not Taylor and I don’t think it ever will be Taylor.
Now when we take a look at Buck’s entire relationship with Eddie, we see a significant difference in how they work. Eddie has always been this closed off, private guy. He’s quiet and sassy, and is overall great with words. But given his upbringing and the environment in which he grew up in, maybe he wasn’t able to freely express his words as much as he does with Buck now. But, there’s just the simple way of how much Eddie knows Buck, like really knows him. He know’s how well Buck takes to words of affirmation, and because he knows this, he uses words to speak in a language in which Buck will understand. What do I mean by this? Well Eddie has been known to show his love with Acts of Service. He has left Christopher in Buck’s care when Buck was depressed. He invited Buck over to hang out with him and his son for each Christmas they’ve known each other. He has wholly embraced Buck into his family, in hopes of showing how important Buck is to him. But even then, considering all these acts Eddie does for Buck, he still does not grasp how important he is, or how loved he is until Eddie explicitly tells him. It wasn’t enough that Eddie trusted his son in Buck’s care, but when Eddie told Buck, “There’s nobody in this world I trust more with my son, than you”, you can see the automatic effect it has on Buck. We see him registering Eddie’s words, the meaning and importance behind those words. Then we get the iconic moment where Buck tells Eddie it would have been better for all of them if Buck was the one who got shot. He is insecure about himself and you can see how low his self esteem is in that moment. What does Eddie do? He tells Buck about his will. He made that action a year ago, once again using his own love language to show Buck how important and loved he is. But it wasn’t until Eddie told him explicitly, “Because, Evan…You act like you’re expendable. But you’re wrong”, that Buck understood how important and loved he really is by Eddie. It wasn’t enough for Eddie to just give Buck his entire heart, no he had to tell Buck that’s what he was doing so it registered with Buck the importance of it. There have been many more instances where Eddie has been supportive and reassuring to Buck with his words, but that means I would go on forever. Eddie truly knows who Buck is as a person to the extent where he not only understands Buck’s love language, but he keeps making an effort to speak it back to him where he can understand it. Even in 5.05, Eddie chooses words to let Buck know that he’s “Stuck with us” because he knows how insecure Buck was about the entire Chimney situation. It wasn’t until Eddie and the team reassured Buck with their words, that we saw him finally relax and truly smile for the first time. They were able to do what Taylor wasn’t able to.
With all things considered, we have seen time and time again how easily Eddie and Buck love each other because they both speak one another’s love languages. In order for any successful relationship to thrive, I think it’s super important that your partner really understands your love language and speaks in back to you. We have seen Taylor struggle with this and I think she will continue struggling with this because her and Buck truly do not know each other well enough. Whereas Buck and Eddie are solid in that department and I think we will continue seeing Eddie supporting Buck through his words, which will then lead into him confessing his love for Buck, so that Buck truly does know that Eddie is serious. He is in love with him and the only way to make it truly known to Buck will be to explicitly confess his feelings.
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