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June 28th, 2015


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09:55 am - The Education of a Magician, Post #24
I'll do a proper non-Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell post later today, but I need to record some of my reactions/thoughts to the third episode, "The Education of a Magician" first.


*What It Means to Be A Shipper, point the first: when I realized that Norrell was having Childermass intercept Jonathan's and Arabella's letters to each other, I literally trufax hissed at the screen. MotherFUCKER do not mess with my babies!

What It Means to Be A Shipper, point the second: God I love how OTP my OTP is. His return from the Peninsula! Her choking little breaths and his swinging her around when she leaps into his arms! [dabs away tears]
I also was struck by his hesitancy at first -- because neither of them knows the other has been writing every day, and his arrogance might have been a little dented, even beyond the effects of his service.

Okay, This Works: Lady Pole's tapestry was gorgeous and sad (and I did NOT appreciate Childermass's destruction of it). Also, this episode was the first time I really felt for Stephen -- man, that vision of his birth was unutterably harrowing, and Ariyon Bakare did a fabulous job in portraying Stephen's devastation and strength.

In related news, Marc Warren as the Gentleman: creepy, or CREEPIEST? Gah. (But how I cheered when Arabella, who is brilliant, refused to make a bargain with him.)

JEREMY! No!

Oh hi, Jamie Parker, good to see you.

Jonathan's magicking the road was just a delight. I loved that scene so much.

In conclusion, Bertie Carvel's Jonathan and Charlotte Riley's Arabella continue to be my everything.


More of a non-Strange and Norrell nature later.

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From:paratti
Date:June 28th, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
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The reunion was a delight.
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From:laurawise
Date:June 28th, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
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And the scene right after it, with Jonathan's sexy staring and Arabella snapping at him and "I had entirely forgot how quarrelsome you are, Mrs Strange." [imagine a string of hearteyes here]

Hugs, mate, and good thoughts for the finale!
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From:paratti
Date:June 28th, 2015 07:40 pm (UTC)
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20 minutes to go:)
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From:laurawise
Date:June 28th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
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When it's over, please tell me how much I'm going to cry at the ending, on a scale from 1 [sniff] to 10 [hydration in advance needed]. I only have 4 weeks to prepare!
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From:paratti
Date:June 28th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
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I misted up. A definite 9.
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From:laurawise
Date:June 28th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Oh God.

I actually misted up at a screenshot on Twitter, so I can imagine that I'll be a fuckin' wreck on the night.

Hugs hugs!
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From:paratti
Date:June 28th, 2015 09:20 pm (UTC)
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It was lovely. Sad. But lovely.

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