Okay, no introductions, we all know what we're here for. First of all, Charlie is a character that gets scenes again ! So yay for that !
Connor really makes me laugh and I like his interactions with Charlie, mainly because he's such an arrogant idiot, and she's always laughing at him like 'man you dumb! Not shippin' dat shit tho, don't you worry.
So Bass and Miles
Ah, New Vegas. I hope they stay there forever. It's not that Willoughby wasn't fun (yes it is), but booze and sex everywhere, survival of the fittest style is just way better. So they get to New Vegas, a city full of memories of shirtless fighting, and what do you know, someone's pissed at Monroe. Enters Charloe.
Dick guy is interpreting the situation like this : Charloe+Connor (third wheel), earning Charlie an appraising look. Love that reaction by the way, just "Really ?"
And Bass got all like 'don't you look at my girl!' *finger snaps everywhere long live the finger snaps*, because he's awesome and because Charloe will go down fighting goddammit ! Okay so he really just snapped his fingers but hey, best part anyway ! Let's be serious here for a sec, he could've just moved on and be like 'Yeah yeah great talking to you where's Duncan?' But no he chose to establish himself as the protecting alpha male. Interesting choice Bass, I like the way you think.
Anyway, then they find Duncan and oh surprise surprise she's a girl and I hate her already.
I consider this a Charloe friendly moment. Charlie pulls out her gun and points it at smiley's face and Bass has to talk her down. A first meeting like that between two women means it's freaking on. And I will bet you anything that their next interaction will start off being about Bass or end up like it, you'll see.
Anyway everybody's calmed down, Duncan is now very aware/convinced that Charlie is her competition. Good. Cuz she is.
Let's talk about Duncan some more. I hate her for existing but I have to admit I actually like her. She's got balls, ironically that's really all I need in a female character. She agrees to sell him some of her guys and then they start to negotiate. Well Bass tried to negotiate, and failed miserably, which was actually awesome. I'm sorry, I know all of this goes against everything that I believe in, but I like her !
However, touch Bass and you're dead to me. That's the extent of my love for the character. Would like to point out that he looks more annoyed than impressed or even worse, respectful.
So it had to come up at some point.. No, absolutely not, go to hell and die if that's fun for you but not this ! I can't even begin to describe my feels when my screen dissolved into this crime against all of humanity, a mix between are you f#cking kidding me, why would you do this to me, and just kill me now my life has no meaning anymore. Hysteric crying and ironic laughing were involved. All right fine, they're the same age so it's not creepy and all, but I hate to break it to you, it makes up for it by being boring. I believe it really means something that they showed absolutely no kissing, or actual sex or even sexual tension. Just a they-did-it scene. There was nothing, perfect illustration to what this was : nothing. She was bored, he's "cute", 2+2 = ... That's all this is, and excuse me but, if she finds him cute, what the hell does she think of Monroe ? Huh ??
It was still the most betrayed I have ever felt by this show. But then, the only good thing that could have happened, happened. Sebastian Monroe. And he was rightfully pissed that his moronic son got it on with the one single acceptable female character on this show.
And so he got pissed at Connor. Serves you right Connor, you're on super thin ice right now.. My question is : would he really be that pissed just because of Miles and Rachel's reaction ? I mean, they wouldn't be thrilled about it but so what she slept with a cute guy her own age, who happens to be Monroe's son but wasn't raised by him, it's not like she slept with Monroe himself. That, they would have been pissed about ! Projecting a little, aren't we ?
And when Connor walks away, Charlie comes up to Monroe, in a super weird and suggestive way, I might add. She actually looked him up and down.
I cannot, for the life of me, decipher that look. I'd like to think it's a little hurt and little longing. Yup, gonna go with that.
CHARLOE AHEAD. From the moment he surprised them in the dirt (getting dirty) his eyes have not left Charlie a single time when she was around. I'm not kidding, even when he walked in on them naked, he just stared at Charlie. Seriously go back up and check it out for yourselves. And sure enough when she walks away, like every single time she's walked away from him, his eyes just follow.
Yes, like I said, Charloe. A little more eye sex because, that's actually what we're really here for.
Eye sex and "Charlotte, try not to get yourself killed."
|Follow her every move, not very subtle but not too obvious either !|
Once he's gone, Monroe goes into full badass mode. And ends the fight in like 10 seconds. 'Cause that's just how it's done.
Of course, that scene was absolutely not screencappable so we're gonna skip to the end which is a cliffhanger : Monroe and Connor are screwed. I hope Charlie's gonna be the one to rescue them, if it's Duncan I'm writing a letter to Kripke. Seriously, if he needs help finding ways to make Charloe acceptable to the larger public I'd be more than happy to help him with that.
All in all this was not such a bad episode for Charloe, I think we're setting things up for something greater than any of us can imagine. That's faith bitches. I'm actually terrified that this was Kripke's way of saying 'screw you Charloe fanatics, this is the era of Channor and Duncroe' which both sound terrible by the way. Charloe 'til the end. This ain't over. The ship may not be canon before a while but it will come in time, and we will wait, and the wait will make it that much more delicious. Believe fellas, believe.