One part of the video that got me thinking was that part of Ben’s message where he says that he and Hero haven’t known each other for very long. Hero and Ben’s relationship must have been practically non-existent before the series. Because they somehow managed to go from meeting four years earlier, to Ben not even recognizing her and re-introducing himself in Football Antics: Part 2.
So basically, it’s become my headcanon that they met that same summer Bea and Ben met, but I imagine Ben spent most of that summer hanging out with Bea and Pedro. Then, of course, that whole thing happened between him and Bea and she just started hating him, then left back to Wellington. I doubt Pedro and Hero were close, so even though Ben was friends with Pedro and they were living in the same city, Ben and Hero still probably didn’t really see each other. Maybe they caught a glance of each other every now and then in the school hallways or when the football team was over at her place with Leo, but it obviously wasn’t enough to stick in Ben’s mind. He and Bea probably didn’t hang out after that summer, even when she came to visit, so they wouldn’t have seen each other through that. Hero DID remember him though! So basically I’ve decided that the reason she remembers him so well, when he doesn’t even remember her, is because Bea spent the next four years after they met complaining about him incessantly, especially during her summer visits when she might have seen him while hanging out with Pedro.
That was really long and ramble-y and didn’t contribute anything, I just felt like posting it anyway.
People seem to be really split about Pedro’s apology, which I totally understand. I think whether or not his apology was good, it’s still only half done. This specific moment was about Hero, of course, but he also sure as hell needs to apologize to Bea, because clearly there’s a lot of anger there too.
You know the story, you have watched every adaptation and yet, and this is why we need good adaptation, you care about the character so much that you need to see that everything is going to be alright. And this episode does exactly this! Yes there are still a lot of issues to be settled, but after today you know, you really know, that all will end well (and not just because you know what shakespeare wrote). And it’s beautiful And the acting and the writing is just perfect.
It’s funny because literally 3 seconds before that video was posted, I was sitting in my room thinking I better finish my essay before the episode is released because I’ll be absolutely useless afterwards.
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Suddenly they’re the only people in the world who actually understand each other completely, and she doesn’t know how to explain it, but Benedick Hobbes is then one of the most important people in her life.” Bea and Ben fall in love and stuff. You know. The regular.
"I guess I’ll see you at school And I’ll play the fool.”
Because we’ve got to know Ben so well recently so we know how much of a genuinely good and caring person he is and that he thinks no one really listens to him and seen Pedro and Claud try to treat him as comic…
I love how the nmtd fandom is small enough that you recognise the majority of the blogs on the tag but it’s big enough that it spreads world wide and has loads of lovely people contributing their writing and artwork and thoughts and stuff.
But my selfishness aside this show should be getting a lot more recognition.