Encounter at Farpoint & Star Trek: Nemesis
Melinda May in Ragtag (x)
if you think trip is just standing on a stool to hang up the banner you would be wrong
There are some layers to this. Let’s parcel this out.
A.) Trip is not a plot device. In the few short episodes we’ve had with him, we’ve learned that he is well-read, moral, loyal, intelligent, polite, good-humored, and ambitious.
We know that he refused to coast on his grandfather’s fame. That he is a man with unshakable faith and a protective streak. That he can fight, science, and plane as well as anyone else. (Yes those are verbs.) He’s good at following orders, but he’s also good at initiative. He defied Hydra and got on the
Trip is creating relationships with the team. There’s comraderie with Ward. Flirting with Jemma. Working relationships with May and Coulson. These relationships flow naturally from his personality as a reflection of their current situations.
I hesitate to relegate anyone with that level of character development to the role of ‘plot device’
B.) If Trip was antagonistic toward Fitz, I might agree with you. But he’s been very pleasant. He doesn’t bristle when Fitz talks down to him, just answers with that same calm demeanor. (Not even when Fitz yells at him, e.g. the non-fixed grounding wires.) He even tries to mend fences with Fitz when he senses discord.
And it seems to have worked they seem pretty friendly rn
He’s not trying to come between Fitzsimmons, and he’s been nothing but a sweetheart toward them. It is not Trip’s actions that pose the threat, but rather Fitz’s reactions.
Which leads to
C.) The problem with Fitzsimmons was not Trip. It’s Fitz.
Watch the last Fitzsimmons scene again. Fitz admits that the problem is not Trip. Let me repeat that. The problem is not Trip. Fitz says so; the problem is Fitz’s inability to embrace change. Not that he hasn’t shared his feelings, or because Trip was in the way… Fitz was panicking because things were changing and he blamed it on Trip’s presence.
Okay. That dead horse has been beaten, so.
Trip is not a plot device. He is a person.
Trip did not come between Fitzsimmons. He wasn’t even trying to.
Fitz’s growth is not in realizing he loves Simmons. It is in realizing that he needs to change.
Trip’s presence on the show has very little to do with Fitz.
"What makes you think they’re happening?"
my eyes mostly
anna kendrick laying it down
Why we need to start a #SaveVictoriaHand campaign.
In the screencaps Agent Victoria Hand is killed for shock value and to reveal Agent Grant Ward’s duplicity that he was HYDRA all along. Its a slight twist on killing a female character for manpain but her death is still a plot point in Ward’s narrative. They didn’t even give her a decent fight scene. He just empties a clip into her and sits down and mopes.
But here are the reasons why we need to start a campaign:
- Let me start off by mentioning that it’d be shame if she never came back and you never found out she was a canonically lesbian character. She even had a girlfriend in the comic books.
- (Not to mention there are no canon queer couples in the MCU yet). As much as I ship Skimmons that’s all subtext.
- It would probably help with the ratings if she did come back.
And hopefully help take down Garrett, she needs revenge damnit. Why does no one know she’s dead???????
- We need some LGBTQIA+ representation
- If they can resurrect Coulson and Fury can fake his own death, why not?
There was literally too much wasted potential in Agent Victoria Hand’s character to not try doing this. I’m going to start tweeting about it come Tuesday after 12pm pacific time and hopefully if this gets enough signal boosting we’ll see it trending by Tuesday evening. Remember to use the hashtag #SaveVictoriaHand and tell people why she deserves to come back!