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|elci525||Jan 18 2013, 02:36 PM|
Which is valid too, and what I meant saying Will's POV was valid - that his reasons were good, that his intentions were good if not well thought-out or executed. And it would be nice for someone to acknowledge what Will did was an act of love - and I think/hope that will come. I get Sami and Lucas jumping to the other conclusion first (esp Lucas), so I am glad Will was able to speak his side. I agree.
But that isn't of supreme interest or importance to me, which is what I have been trying to say. I just think for me, for some reason, the idea of parents reflecting on the mistakes they made as children, now seeing their child potentially making similar mistakes with consequences he just cannot foresee, and a child bringing his own valid unique perspective into a situation, but unable to imagine his parents as young adults like he is now, to now have a better understanding of how easy it might be to make a mistake that will reverberate in significant, undesired ways in years to come - holds greater pathos for me. So I care about that side of things more. Like it really makes my heart wrench. It is probably just nostalgia - I was a kid when Lumi were kids (I mean, younger, but you know - they were my entree point into this show) and I am on the floor here seeing the story come full circle like this (a narrative movement that only the soap opera genre could provide, being a multi-decade serial). To see them confronted with this challenge, to see them see the mistakes they made reflected in the choices Will has made, to see them regret and share those honest reflections with him - it just bowls me over. And to see Will also try to navigate as best he can is stunning too. It just works for me on all cylinders.
I guess I am the only one to feel this way - I am used to that in my fanaticism =) Or maybe this is what people mean by fanwanking, as much as I hate that term. Whatever. I am not blind or stone-cold to Will's struggles in this as well, and I realize that is probably really meant to be the emotional focus of the s/line. But this is how I choose to respond to the story, and this is why it touches me most. One of the many reasons, anyway.
Edited by elci525, Jan 18 2013, 05:50 PM.
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