JONNY: And Agnes is, Agnes is a tricky one. Because...I was fascinated with this idea of this chosen one, messianic figure that you never hear from directly, that is entirely created through the effects and the perceptions of others, everyone who surrounds her. You get all the sort of, kind of conflicting ideas like from Jude, or the coffee shop guy, or Gertrude, or Arthur Nolan, and all these, like, all these figures to whom she was so important, and, you never get an actual, definite, like, this is who she was. And that was an idea that fascinated me: this figure that's only built up through the perceptions of others. I think what I underestimated - and, like, and I kind of stand by that conceptually - I think I underestimated how much not actually hearing from her would leave that feeling...a little bit incomplete. A bit unsatisfying.
ALEX: Slightly sidelined or something.
JONNY: And I think that's why, like, a lot of fans right to the end were kind of expecting Agnes to come back in a more significant way, because that storyline didn't necessarily have that, emotional closure?
'That coffee guy'. Really? Jonny? (I'm kidding, I'm kidding. But also, I love Agnes Montague & Jack Barnabas, okay?)
ANNABELLE: We found the one we believed most likely to bring about their manifestation. We marked him young, guided his path as best we could. And then, we took his voice.
I just love that both Jon's and Agnes's voices have been taken, but in completely opposite ways. Does Jon or Agnes have more agency? One whose voice is the most heard (or most often heard from, at least), and one whose voice is never heard?
I just want them to meet TT
But then I guess that would destroy the perfectly opposite mirror-image
(But I still want them to meet TT And I still want to hear Agnes's voice. Just once. Just once. T~T)
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I was in so much shock after that Nat 1 and then Yasha spoke and said “Caleb?” in that small broken voice and I burst into tears and THEN CADUCEUS LITERALLY PULLED THAT SHIT AND I CAN’T I’M NOT PROCESSING MY BRAIN HURTS FROM CRYING ADN THE EMOTIONAL WHIPLASH
guys....they saved Molly, they saved him, I’d given up hope...I didn’t believe...I mean what were the fucking chances literally 15%
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i will go to my grave thinking about these cards. History and dreams? representing the calamity and a city burning directly paralleled with the floating city and its tragedy while also representing Lucien’s dream and drive to bring it back. the tyrant? Lucien, right now, controlling not only his own party repeatedly taking control of their bodies and speaking through them, but also the mighty nein by keeping them essentially prisoners. Lucien making this world-shattering choice uncaring of the people that inhabit the world around him. the red dragon faces him, a callout to Thordak and tying Lucien to Thordak’s role in the first campaign, an arrogant king sitting on a throne in a city of ash, while also maybe implying that he is more of a pawn in the larger story than he thinks he is. death? a large change in the future. something big is going to happen, this card means extremely different things to the tombtakers than it does to the mighty nein but the card’s meaning remains the same. all of this colored by the fact that these are Mollymauk’s cards and that Molly taught Jester how to read them and Jester finished them, inspired by Molly’s character.
Lucien’s hand twitches. or is it Molly’s?
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i’m thinking about that scene in merry ex-mas where maddie is on the floor with the broken christmas tree (fuck doug) and when she picks up the picture of buck. i am so intrigued to see how the next few episodes handle this secret and throws everything into a new light. perceptions about everything they both went through will change. maddie is so distraught when she sees the picture of buck. there’s no doubt she loved her brother very much, especially when we consider that she kept so much of the things he sent her. no matter what happens after these two episodes, maddie loves her brother. whatever this secret is, she’s kept it because she clearly felt it was the best thing to do. (and let’s not forget how persuasive parents can be, even when they’re emotionally abusive. especially then)
again. maddie loves her brother.
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