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  1. chrisvee

    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    This is so true I’ve watched them all and have forgotten plot points. Thinking I may need to do a binge rewatch.
  2. chrisvee

    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    Alice’s story felt disconnected to me but it wasn’t really bc it tied her right back into the Library/McAllister storyline. So is the Monster the Big Bad or the Little Bad of this season?
  3. chrisvee

    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    yes he’s Persephone
  4. chrisvee

    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    I think Quentin and Margo are both having a breakdown. Josh and Julia, stay close! i think Monster!Eliot May want Q to love him and just has no language to express it. Yikes! Alice is just tragic; so overjoyed to have helped but damn did she get Camryn Mannheim murdered? And did she unknowingly abet a terrorist act? Original Recipe Penny...not sure I like him.
  5. chrisvee

    S04.E06: A Timeline and Place

    my god what did I just see?
  6. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    that clip just guts me every time — their eyes, the love ugh show you’re killing me
  7. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    Based on the Vulture article, I’m thinking the writers have been heading towards exploring Queliot in all aspects for a while. They chose to make Eliot the Monster and they chose to make the monster obsessed with Quentin after giving us LitD which means to me that there is intention to have an emotional arc for Eliot in S4 and it’s tied to Quentin. I’m not arguing they had the plot mechanism worked out bc clearly they didn’t. I also don’t think Queliot is endgame just because I’m not sure that’s even a concept that interests Sera Gamble. I do think she feels a strong sense of responsibility to represent same sex relationships well. So I am hopeful that we’ll get a good story. i think it’s pretty apparent the actors thought the show would go here. 😁
  8. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    After the 2nd or 3rd or maybe 10th (don’t judge me) rewatch did I see that Eliot’s nose is bleeding when he returns to the happy place?
  9. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    Hopefully I am within forum rules to link. 🙂 Hale Appleman Ships Queliot As Hard As You Do Jason Ralph San Diego Comic Con
  10. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    I love what HA said about Queliot: there is friendship, there is romance, there is soul connection, there is sexual fluidity.
  11. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    I thought that too. Although I wasn’t sure if it was fully sexual as well as romantic. I need to go read the ep discussion for LitD. I’m not 100% sure that I ever fully understood what those scenes were telling us — El seemed to push Q away after their sexual encounter and then they had that argument about ‘live your life here you know what I mean’ then Arielle joins them. I was also struck that the son didn’t hug El (when he left) who of course parented him twice as long as Arielle since she died when he was about five. The directing choice there annoyed me since it implied to me that he was Q’s son not El’s too. HA and JR have mentioned in interviews that the scenes are longer which gave the actors much more understanding of the relationship. So I think there was MORE fullness to the relationship and that the montage required us to read between lines. But tying it back to this ep, it seems perhaps El did a bit of the same thing — Q made the first move but El withheld a bit from him to protect himself.
  12. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    HA and JR are very articulate about what they think those 50 years meant to their characters. I am somewhat amazed the actors have given such thought to it but this is clearly to them the most important relationship in which their respective characters are involved. I honestly sort of blew right past it bc of all the plot plot plot. I also have to point out on rewatch what a fantastic job I think JR does as Quentin. He has imbuednrhe character with an essential sweetness that is lovely. So many amazing actors on this show and really interesting characters.
  13. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    So...didn’t Quentin and Eliot have a monogamous relationship after Arielle’s death? For decades? Since last night’s ep aired, I’ve read a few interviews that the actors have given. And honestly, I realize how much I undervalued the impact of that experience on Quentin and Eliot’s interior landscape — not just in terms of how they relate to each other but in terms of the life experience they have now. My goodness they raised a child! I really never thought this through before.
  14. chrisvee

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    This ensemble cast is strong IMO which makes it possible for mileage to easily vary so that people can focus on different favorites.
  15. chrisvee

    S04.E04: Marry Fuck Kill

    I think in Josh they’ve found a guy who can let Margo be Margo while appreciating her for it. Clever of the Monster to try to bring out Dark!Quentin but he took it a step too far.
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