CA:TWS, as a film, was a fantastic exercise in putting genuinely decent and optimistic characters (except for Steve himself, at this point, but we can go into that later) up against a nearly ripped-from-the-headlines plot that distills a lot of this country’s cynicism and negativity, particularly in my age group. More than any of the other MCU films, I think this was aimed directly at us, the people in our late teens and twenties and early thirties who sometimes start crying on the toilet because not only will we never be able to stop working our terrible service-industry jobs, we will also never be able to make a safe and comfortable world for the kids who come after us, or take care of our parents when they need us. On top of all that, we’re in this lame dystopian surveillance society where the government hates us, military force has taken the place of diplomacy and stuff like drone warfare is something we’re supposed to just accept, like it’s not horrifying. It’s a story specifically for my generation to try and find some solidarity with.
Which is a pretty ballsy play for a movie with a main character that’s 95.
Fitz, can you even hear me?
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS.
Ewan is an evil mastermind! I used to think he was a jerk but he’S ACTUALLY A GENIUS SOCIOPATH
this is a big political conspiracy right at the heart of Valeton University
Ewan turned against his super best mate Keaton after using his influence to become Editor in Chief of the Ocelot Call
but that wasn’t enough
what is a measly campus paper when you can become StuGov? So he used the oldest trick in the box: exploited his voice in the media to throw shade on Keaton, and right in the middle of the mud-slinging war he also managed to slut shame another student. AND NOW KEATON HAS RESIGNED.
Christ, he knows no friendship, he knows no loyalty - he’s thirsty for power, but after this stunt I’m pretty sure he’ll pull an Icarus.
That said…wow, you gotta admire his dark, dark plan. I can see him MUAHHAHAHAHAHAH-ing in his secret lair as the super villain he is.
Right. So. The way I see it is… we say it was self-defence. And we do that because…well, Gina was suffering from…Stockholm Syndrome. Which is actually quite common in assistants with demanding bosses. The affair was just an example of how far Mr Kaufman’s…brainwashing of Gina went. He…made her fall in love with him. So in this way her…poisoning him was…an act of self-defence. [The class giggles.]
scully casually walking around a room full of human remains with a bucket of chicken