Lawd yes, it’s going to be fucking priceless. Remember his reactions to Luke and Andy and even Irving in s1?
I’m imagining that dialed up to “lets see if my Witness superpowers include setting you on fire with my mind”, given how Tom has been talking/pouting in interviews about these developements. Basically it’s going to be amazing.
(PS: That first gif is one of my favorites ever, look at that glare! I could laugh at that for hours, just trying to imagine his inner monologue there. I imagine the word “short” would be used in a contemptful tone… But I digress.)
I’m just gonna say this, because people keep blithely stating “Braeden is a killer” and it’s driving me straight up a wall. Like her, don’t like her, I really don’t care; you do you (stop tagging it if you don’t like her if you’re truly not trying to start a fight, tho). But if you’re gonna come for Braeden, come for things she has actually done that we’ve been shown. Not for shit you’re making up in your head. And not for shit that only makes sense if you ignore all the other canon around it.
Based on what we have been shown canonically, Braeden isn’t a killer.* She’s not a hired assassin. That isn’t what we were shown of her in any of her 11 appearances.** What we were actually shown of her was that she specialized in finding and retrieving people. Each time we were told she’d been specifically hired to do something, that’s what she was hired to do/that was the job she took - find/retrieve people. Also, for the cheap seats: y’all can trot out the “if the money was good, I’d kill you” line to Scott from The Dark Moon all you want, but then you need to acknowledge that (1) minutes after saying it she tried to protect him by telling him to get behind her and away from danger, and (2) despite Scott being worth 25 million dollars on the dead pool (and Derek being worth 15 million), she never tried to kill him (or Derek or any of the other members of McCall Pack, all of whom were worth millions) even though she had the opportunity to do so. IDK about anyone else, but I feel like if you wouldn’t kill someone for 25 million dollars, then there’s actually no amount of money for which you would kill someone.
You know what you can ding Braeden for? The legitimately questionable thing she did onscreen that we were shown? Taking the job with the Hales while already contracted with the Calaverases. That’s arguably shady, even in the world of mercenaries. But unless you’re gonna harp on the ethics of taking a job with the same brief (find Kate Argent) as the job you’re already working, don’t come for Braeden unless she sends for you.
* Now that we know she really was a U.S. Marshal, that makes it more, rather than less, likely she’s not comfortable with just willy-nilly killing people; it makes it more likely she believes killing is only defensible when it’s in defense of self or others.
** I’ll concede she possibly killed a couple of the members of the evil SWAT team in Monstrous. But those people were trying to kill Satomi and her pack, as well as whomever else was on the dead pool. So again - killing in defense of others. And if you’re gonna ding Braeden over killing assassins in Monstrous, then you need to ding Derek and Chris, too, since I doubt they were just shooting to wound. (Aside w/in the aside: if part of your objection to Braeden and/or Braeden being with Derek is “she’s a killer” you really need to check yourself because so is he; of the two of them, Derek is the one who’s canonically been shown killing people - Paige and Peter. So miss me with the idea that Braeden “being a killer” somehow makes her unacceptable partner material for Derek. IAJS.)
I’ll be posting pictures of her until the premiere of Sleepy Hollow