BREAKING: Minnesota Senate Passes Marriage Equality, Will Become Law. The vote was 37-30. Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the bill into law Tuesday.
“She’s family. We don’t leave family behind.”
every time i close my eyes
it’s like a dark paradise
no one compares to you
i’m scared that you
won’t be waiting on the other side.
The look on her face in the first one, she completely accepted that she was going to die alone. That Henry was with his family and she was going to have no one to cling to when she died. She fucking accepted it. Because all she has ever been is second place or not good enough strong enough anything enough. My heart just aches for this woman. I am so thankful, that they finally let us see Henry choose Regina over anybody else. He knew they were going to die. He hugged his family and then went and wrapped his arms around who he wanted to be with at the very end. Who he wanted to be with in her last moments. He said goodbye and he went to her and clung to her and everything that he didn’t say, didn’t need to be said because his actions said everything Regina needed to hear her whole entire life. The breakdown moment. Is so fucking powerful. It is a woman telling her son she is sorry she isn’t strong enough to save everyone, to be his hero, and in the same moment it is a woman finally getting the love she deserves and being completely overwhelmed by it. Wanting so badly to just let go of the trigger and hug him back. The struggle is so evident on her face, in her voice, everything. This moment, no matter if this show gets 10 seasons, this moment will forever be the most powerful thing I have ever seen. She didn’t just prove to everyone that she did good, did the right thing, she proved it to herself. She proved it to herself and her son coming to her, to be with her when she died, with his arms around her, made it absolutely real. She didn’t have to just think it to herself, or hear anyone say it, in that moment it was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Congratulations show, you got it really, really right.
The Minnesota Senate passed marriage equality today! By a margin of 37-30, the senate approved the measure, which was approved by the house on Friday. It will now go to Governor Dayton, who has pledged to sign it.
I’m vomiting rainbows
Snow’s belief in Regina.
That’s the second time Snow’s mentioned Regina and vulnerability. I find it interesting that she can talk about it without, perhaps, truly understanding where it comes from. Because if she thinks that Regina is afraid to look vulnerable in front of others, then surely she must wonder WHY? Surely Snow must have some inkling of why Regina has grown so hard and worn such aggressive emotional armour for all these years.
There’s something of a disconnect, I think, in the way that Snow interprets Regina’s behaviour. As though she’s willing to believe that there’s still good left inside her but can’t quite link up the ideas as to just why Regina has turned away from it. I know that Snow feels culpable, in some sense, for how hard Regina has made herself, but if she knows what Cora’s like (remember when she told Emma that “no matter how bad you think Regina is, this woman is worse”?) then why isn’t Snow talking about her. I mean, it’s all very well telling the story of how Regina rescued her and how that changed her, but what about the things that changed REGINA?
As much as I loved the scenes between Snow and Regina in this episode, I can’t help feeling like Snow’s worldview is essentially simplistic and doesn’t take into account the complex psychological scars that Cora inflicted on Regina. For me, Regina is an abused child who grew into a horribly abusive adult; who didn’t really know any better because the times when she DID and SHOULD have known better, all the good in her life was taken away from her. Regina is still that child, willing to gravitate towards anyone who will offer the tiniest scrap of forgiveness, trust, love and compassion. Look at how she is with Snow here, so hopeful and desperate to have someone - especially Snow, perhaps - believe in her. Because nobody ever really has. Cora certainly never did.
This episode has made me so angry about all the maternal instincts that Cora perverted and the effect they’ve had on Regina. She’s still a child, really, lashing out at those who offend or betray her (the murdered villagers) yet begging to be loved and appreciated. When she mentions “family”, it’s heartbreaking. And when she says “We’ve come further than I thought”, there’s an overwhelming sense that Regina feels like she should just stop fighting against what seems inevitable: that she’s unlovable, worthless, and wicked.
It just makes me really sad for her.
i´m saving your ass sweetheart…
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