I’m not the hugest fan of the story of Rebecca (at least from the Hitchcock film), but Jeremy Brett might make me a fan…
OH AND CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT FROM TWO EPISODES AGO WHEN TRIPP CALLED OUT JEMMA’S SHITTY LYING and she said with this grim sort of look “No. But I’m getting better.”
YES WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.
Because there are a few ways to interpret it.
1) She’s deep cover as well and NO ONE CAN TELL.
I find this highly doubtful, if a fun way to spin off excellent Ward/Simmons Hydra agents fic. Consider Fitz, who’s been right beside her the whole damn time, and who is perceptive about few others, but who knows Jemma very, very well. But then I never expected them to pull Ward’s evil trigger either. Who knows.
2) She took this job and joined this team to get out of the lab, to see the world, to really be involved in the work SHIELD was doing that she believed in, and she can see that it’s changing her.
I think that’s what she was going for here, personally. She’s an optimist, someone who finds joy in all of her work, in the beauty of science, in the weirdness of nature and the impossibilities they face. And she’s been in an academic or lab environment for most of her life.
And now she’s seeing the damage their work can do, she’s watching this team she believed in so wholeheartedly pull apart at the seams while the agency she gave her life to crumbles. I just said it, but I really believe it, she’s the moral compass. And lying is anathema to her. So while Tripp laughs and says she’s bad at it, she knows she’s getting better. And she’s not sure she’s glad.
3) There was a lie somewhere in that scene that we all missed, probably relating to the data on Skye’s blood/that holocall with the academy.
I can’t think what it would be, although I’m pretty pumped that she is in possession of information that HYDRA doesn’t know about. That better play out.
There, those are my choices. I pick #2.
But evil Jemma is a much sexier interpretation, I know.
Because all the “evil Jemma” theories were freaking me out last week. This is a very thoughtful weighing of the options.
PLUS JLM GIF.
Although he has a total of maybe five minutes of screen time in the original trilogy, Wedge Antilles is arguably one of the most important members of the Rebellion and possibly even the entire “Star Wars” universe.
Last week, Denis Lawson, who played Antilles in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, chimed in as to whether or not he’d be up for a cameo in “Episode VII.” Lawson’s close friend Gary…
It’s something I would die for, and thus not going to happen, but it’s nice to know others think Wedge is awesome too. Denis Lawson, despite his general standoffishness from fandom, remains one of my favorite actors from Star Wars (mostly because of Bleak House) :)
Going through the Emma Approved tag, liking all the things. Don’t mind me.
HOOOORAY! One of my favorite characters from the comics, with a great actress, and this is pretty much everything I’d hoped for after seeing Winter Soldier (and HIMYM ended (spits)).