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Important intelligence analysis
Headcanon: Abed only got his job at SHIELD as a spousal benefit when they recruited Troy for their gadgets division
Evidence, incontrovertible: When everything else in Fury’s car was broken, what was still 100% operational? THE AIR CONDITIONING.
Bunny, related: Abed meets Sam while visiting Troy in the hospital and explains to him, scene by scene, why he is definitely the lead in a romcom, not the sidekick in an action movie.
imagine bucky, standing over steve after he’d pulled him out of the river, hearing him struggling to breathe and being reminded of a boy much smaller than this man in front of him gasping for every breath and how much that used to terrify him
modern day icarus with burns on his back and full of bitterness and throws out cynicism but sometimes he just looks at the sun like it’s the best thing in the world (◡‿◡✿)
Sebastian Stan on Bucky’s mindset when he decides not to let Steve die
"But I knew him."
So much I can say about this, oh god.
I’ll just start with the sentence itself. It’s a short one, there are really only two things I can think of:
1) “But” - in itself an opposition or contradiction. He’s opposing what Pierce has to say. Bucky says “I knew him”, then Pierce gives him this whole speech, and he doesn’t care. His response to this speech is “But I knew him.” It’s all he cares about, that man on the bridge. He doesn’t care if his work has been a gift to mankind. This man, Steve, is the most important thing in Bucky’s mind right now.
2) “Knew” - “knew,” not “know.” You could make the argument that he’s saying that simply because the event was in the past, so grammatically it makes sense. But I think it’s more than that; I think he’s saying “knew” and not “know” because he doesn’t know, not anymore. He’s confused and alarmed and taken aback by what happened. You can see this immediately after the “Bucky?” “Who the hell is Bucky?” exchange, and the expression on Bucky’s face for a moment or so before he goes back to fighting. He’s so baffled by the idea of knowing someone who doesn’t work for these guys. He doesn’t know what to think.
Even so, he’s so sure that he knew Steve. He repeats the sentence twice, and his face says everything.
That thing he does with his mouth after speaking. He’s so absolutely confident in what he has to say, and he’s so determined. And yet look at him—look at the distant look in his eyes before he speaks. His mind is at a different point in space and in time. And then look at his face shift. Watch the determination and the pure tragedy on his face when he’s doing the mouth thing. Watch his eyebrows furrow.
He knows what’s about to happen. They’re aware that he knows too much, and they’re going to wipe his memory again. It’s happened enough times before.
He’s not exactly at peace with it, but he understands that there’s nothing he can do about it. He can’t fight these people; he’s tried before, to no avail. Even if he’s physically stronger, their manipulative and controlling actions have rendered him emotionally weak. There’s nothing he can do.
The overall tragedy of this scene is so beautifully executed by Sebastian Stan. The emotions he’s able to convey with just this single sentence are so powerful and they linger for a very long time in the viewer’s mind. In my opinion, this is one of the most poignant parts of the entire film. I’m so incredibly happy with how this scene turned out, and it’s so heavily influenced by just these four words.
I really really love that first word: but.
There’s a huge plot element regarding the “goodness” and the moral fibre of both boy scouts. In Man of Steel it was all about Clark doing what he could, secretly and consistently, but Marvel revels in how the goodness radiates from Steve and influences everyone around him. It’s not boring characterisation, it’s compelling.