I love that their first concern is getting ahold of each other.
If you look at this frame by frame, neither of them are scrambling to get a grasp on the ground or something that would keep them from falling into the portal until after they are able to connect hands. This is one of those moments where it goes by so fast that there is little time for thought. You would think if a person was being sucked into a swirling vortex of potential doom, that naturally they would be desperately clawing at anything they could in order to avoid it. It’s a survival instinct.
However, when someone you care about is also in trouble the priorities change. They are desperately reaching out to each other as they inch closer and closer to the danger, because it isn’t about getting out of the situation. It’s about getting out of the situation together.
And it says so much that they mutually think of the other first. Neither one wants the other to fall through even if they themselves could be saved, because that would mean losing someone that they don’t want to let go of. It’s natural to them because of how they feel for one another. They are a team and no matter the outcome they will fight it together.
Only when they finally are holding each other, making sure they will share the same fate, does Killian use his hook to keep them both from falling in. And then moments later we see just how true it is that love dictates their actions as he chooses to risk his life to follow her into the unknown.
So i just watched the Brallie break-up in 1x15 and then the kiss in 2x10 and I realised that Brandon says something like, “you have to give up everything, for us to be together and it’s not fair of me to ask you to do that” in 1x15 and then in 2x10 Callie says “I had to give up so much to be adopted” (talking about Brandon)! These two kill me!
Does anyone know where I can find a gif post of these two scenes side by side…or can someone make one?!
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