Every Character I Love: Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
“I am Daenerys Stormborn. Your masters may have told you lies about me, or they may have told you nothing. It does not matter. I have nothing to say to them. I speak only to you. First, I went to Astapor. Those who were slaves in Astapor, now stand behind me, free. Next I went to Yunkai. Those who were slaves in Yunkai, now stand behind me, free. Now I have come to Meereen. I am not your enemy. Your enemy is beside you. Your enemy steals and murders your children. Your enemy has nothing for you but chains and suffering, and commands. I do not bring you commands. I bring you a choice. And I bring your enemies what they deserve.”
In the Belly of the Beast deleted scenes (Castle)
So far, this is my favorite deleted scene. This is the next one I’m watching after the one from Veritas.
This scene is so important. I’m so so so glad we get to see this.
This Gates-Castle moment is the stuff of legends. It’s a big deal. Her bringing him coffee and then the talk they have. Let’s just take a moment and….”She brought him coffee!” You know she’s feeling guilty for keeping him out of this. But also, it tells us she notices the little things between Caskett, the things Castle does for Beckett and she does for him and all the ways in which they work. Which is totally not surprising.
And then Castle telling her why he’s staying and Gates looking uncomfortable that she might be getting an intimate glimpse into their relationship that she doesn’t want.
What I love most about it, though, is that they managed to deliver the message without having him say the words in the episode.
I know I said that I didn’t think Castle was worried enough about Beckett in the episode, or at least I thought there should have been more worry somehow, but he got angry enough for me to realize that the reason he was angry was because he wasn’t with her. And that that was the way he expressed that worry.
I also know some people didn’t like the scene where they were looking into the interrogation and they and Espo thought Castle was questioning Beckett’s skills, but I knew that was also because he wasn’t with her. And it wasn’t that he didn’t believe she could take care of herself.
The fact that he didn’t lose it completely like he did with Alexis proves how much faith he has in Beckett, but there’s also that if they were together, they could take care of each other. And he couldn’t handle not being able to be there for her. And even if something went wrong, he’d be there and he’d be okay because of it. And the truth is so would she.
She tends to be more relaxed and level-headed when he’s around. Of course, I’m sure that would be different if they were in a situation together where someone used the fact that she loved him against her. Which could easily have happened in ITBotB if the situation was a little different
But it’s interesting, because I got that message of Castle wanting to be there with her and Beckett needing him there even while probably being glad that he wasn’t loud and clear through Castle’s anger and Beckett being extra scared before she got it together enough to be able to get back to Castle. And that, I guess is a testament that this show is doing its job.
Also, hats off to the fear ms. Katic displayed right before she was dunked. Even while talking a big game, you could tell she was completely terrified. I felt it in my gut and I think it might be ten times worse than her fear in all of the episode. So there’s that.
Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it always bears repeating.
you’re all i taste at night inside of my mouth
Isidora Goreshter + On Set of Shameless
punning should be an olympic sport please hear me ancient greek gods and make it so