byeohlet replied to your post “Thank you for saying all that regarding ODAAT! I’m sad this show I…”
I’m a bit dissapointed because I remember reading somewhere that season 4 was gonna deal with a bit of conflict about Schneider and his sorta clinginess to the Alvarez’, like he was gonna be between spending time with Avery and spending time with his “familia”, and I thought that sounded really cool and was hoping to see that but that’s obviously not the case 😢
yeah, i posted about that a couple of times myself! the version i encountered was a Todd interview after S3. i’m not sure if what he understood of the S4 plans changed during hiatus? but that was how he used to talk about the upcoming season plans, and i was really looking forward to them exploring that tension so i’m bummed that we’re just jumping right to ‘nevermind we’re all one big happy family now cuz babies are magic’
cuz now he says things like this in interviews, about the pregnancy reveal:
“I love it. I think it’s so cool. It’s such a great evolution for him, because he’s always been such a lonely guy. And so to now, I mean, last season find real love, obviously outside of the Alvarez family who he loves, but start to create his own little family in last season meeting Avery, and then potentially screwing that up by falling off the wagon and starting to drink again and driving Avery away… to see him come back now in Season 4 and have Avery be in his life, and then have this new development when you’re pregnant. He’s really putting down roots and creating a family that he’s always dreamed of.”
he already had a family! he wasn’t lonely anymore! how were we supposed to know he’d ‘always dreamed of’ a wife-and-baby kind of family when they literally never even hinted at that??? why does his ‘evolution’ have to be tied to avery, when it was so beautiful on its own?
(this is not me hating on todd btw, i love him and he also says nice things about alvareider shippers in that article, i think he’s great–but boy i miss the show’s previous direction a lot, especially when it seems like this really is the new normal.)