i was thinking about how much guilt terrence carries with him after the whole tunnel escape goes fifty shades of wrong. one of his biggest flaws is that he ALWAYS tries to do the right thing, and while it’s a very noble way to be, in the long run he almost always oversteps or bites off more than he can chew and it’s the ppl he was trying to help that inevitably suffer.
however, he’ll probably never realize that he saved more lives that night than he ‘ended’. regardless of whether or not he showed up like some savior leading ppl to a new and better life or not that group was ALWAYS going to die. the DCM were getting to the very end of their rope playing nice with ezra and if he wasn’t going to integrate with them and give them rainbow bay willingly, then their war dictated they take it by force.
nobody in RB was a soldier, they were simple ppl doing what they could to cultivate a life for themselves and survive whatever threats the new world threw at them. the DCM would have completely decimated them bc who ISN’T going to fight against someone trying to take their home?
the tunnel incident actually had very minimal casualties, richie’s father (dennis) and several others … most were captured by the DCM and either taken to diamond lake for training or directly to wizard island to have their fate determined by the general. so, terrence actually gave a lot of those people a second chance in the long run.
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