Ranking Raylla’s kisses from top tier out-of-this world-chemistry kiss to still sickeningly-sweet kiss (there’s no bad Raylla kiss, okay!)
A.k.a. Me having absolutely nothing better to do and just simply missing my babies.
Disclaimer: Not all kisses are included. Blame tumblr for the 10-image limit. But doesn’t it blow your mind? We’ve got more than 10 kisses for a wlw pair! Oh, and this is my ranking list and some usual ramblings. Feel free to tell me your list.
Anyway, let’s begin.
#1 THE FINALE REUNION KISS. Of course, it had to be this kiss. Everything about it is just perfection. The lighting, the music, the build up of the scene… They’ve been through so much, and they’ve almost lost each other countless times. Their feelings were bottled up, until it just exploded. What an epic explosion, right? This was blazing fire. And damn, Amalia, I saw that tongue. Gosh, so hot. And Taylor, so tactile. Aaaah, *chef’s kiss* Perfect reunion scene. I think this being one of their longest kisses and then both looking so flushed afterwards is what makes this my fave.
#2 THE “OH SHIT, SHE LIKES ME” KISS. Okay, I was contemplating putting this lower down or not… but c’mon, this was such an iconic scene for all wlw. They changed the game. A kiss scene on episode 1, and more! It was hook, line, and sinker. The sexual tension… the minor gestures and expressions Taylor and Amalia had… the chemistry is just instant. Looking back at this scene, Scylla thought she can lure Raelle just like that… then she ended up being topped by Raelle instead. Really the worst undercover spy ever, lol.
#3 THE “STAY SAFE” KISS (or “I just tricked you into u-hauling and meeting my father” kiss). Lol. This was another glorious kiss. Wished it was a bit brighter so we could see all the micro expressions, but the music, the build up of the scene… another A+++. Scylla was threading lightly, and the ball was on Raelle’s court. And you bet she shoot her shot and aced it. The way Scylla held on so tightly, and the “holding the chin” thing that Raelle does… just wow. I love that Taylor talked about how this is really a reunion for her and Amalia, in a sense that they’re relearning how to kiss each other. They shot more than 10 takes… well, I bet they enjoyed it. ;)
#4 THE “HOLDING THE CHIN” KISS (a.k.a. Frat boy/ lacrosse jock Raelle and Supportive GF Scylla). Need I say more? This was super adorable. The way Scylla leaned again for a proper kiss, and of course, Raelle indulging her. So cute. This was honeymoon phase for Raylla—this kiss scene and the morning after kiss (which would probably be tied in this spot if I didn’t have that image limit, lol).
#5 THE COMMITMENT KISS. “I have feelings for you.” “No matter what happens, no matter what anybody else thinks… I’m with you.” Again, another beautifully shot scene. I think this is when Scylla started falling for Raelle. Well, she probably fell at first sight, but this is when she’s slowly coming to realisation. There’s a kiss scene before this, when Raelle just got out of the infirmary after Porter died, Scylla was so worried. I think she’s more than half way to falling that time. And then this scene… she’s a goner. C’mon. Who wouldn’t fall for Raelle’s charm after she literally pledged her loyalty and love?
#6 THE “SCYLLA’S MY GIRLFRIEND” KISS (a.k.a. Frat boy Raelle makes an appearance again). Honestly, if they had kissed when they were dancing just as Scylla’s deadline ran out, it would be in this place. Or maybe even higher. This kiss was cute, too. There’s just something so satisfying every time Raelle shows off how enamoured she is with Scylla. We love a protective wifey. Besides, Raelle’s smugness, Scylla’s smitten look, Anacostia’s expression and lip quirk, as well as Tally trying hard not to look at Raylla kissing… that was perfect, lol. This cast is gold and deserve more than 3 seasons.
#7 THE “I LOVE YOU” KISS. This was such an emotionally charged scene. It was a short and tear-filled kiss, but it held so much emotion. Also, this is the first time they exchanged “I love you’s”. I know Scylla told Raelle at the wedding dance scene, but Raelle never got to say it back. And then Raelle thought Scylla was dead. Scylla, on the other hand, probably thought she was gonna die without ever seeing Raelle again. So, this reunion kiss was everything for them. Another chef’s kiss, really. The only reason this wasn’t higher on the list is because this kiss legit made me cry, instead of giving me butterflies. So much feels, but so heartbreaking.
#8 THE PRE-WEDDING KISS (or the “Let’s take a walk in the forest and plan our future together”or the bowerbird charm and “S” scene). Another iconic scene. Everything Raylla is iconic to me, tbh. Lol. Seriously, this is like an engagement scene. They share some truths, reminisced together, talked about wanting to run away together and planning their future… and then, they exchanged “rings” or gifts as a token. Raelle basically broadcasted that she considers Scylla as part of her family by giving her the charm. And Scylla made a permanent mark on Raelle with the “S”. Then they kissed. Look how Scylla closed her eyes as they kissed. She was savouring it, because she was already torn between what she had to do and what her heart was telling her. And cherry on top, Raelle and her “holding the chin” thing again.
#9 THE DISTRACTION KISS (a.k.a “Raelle is a gay mess” kiss). Scylla does know how to get Raelle to shut up, lol. Another short kiss, but still sweet. It made the list, mainly because of Raelle’s smitten expression afterwards. Also, Scylla’s “If I do get the urge to run, I’ll take you with me.” I really think she meant it. She did mention about running away together, later on (kiss #8 scene).
#10 THE SEXY WEIRD KISS. Short yet again, but still freakin’ sweet. Weird place, but sexy kiss. Very on brand, lol. Nothing more to say. They’ve been in love since the beginning, ladies and gents.
So that is that. I would’ve loved to include more, but alas… I had to be stopped. Lol.
Also, as I rewatched all of their scenes together… I noticed that Amalia tends to smile into the kiss or squeeze her eyes tightly, while Taylor almost always touches Amalia’s face. I guess Amalia expresses by way of her facial gestures/ expressions, and while Taylor is also good with her micro expressions, she is also very tactile. I wonder if they talked about how this is Raylla’s way of kissing, or was it naturally how they did it? I wouldn’t mind a blooper or bts scenes, lol ;)
But honestly, they are a talented bunch, all of the cast actually. I’m gonna keep praying that MFS will be saved by another network and have more seasons. MFS is a masterpiece. I keep saying it, the world-building is just marvellous. MFS deserves more seasons. The cast, with their talents, earned it.