LISTEN. Season 9 has disappointed me so strongly that last week? Last week I skipped it with no remorse and have no plans to get around to it later; I read a few reaction posts; it sounds meh, and I just really don't have it in me to commit another 42 minutes of my life to some boring bad-guy-catching plots, because even if Deeks and Kensi are finally teamed up, I have genuinely lost the ability to believe they will get any worthwhile dialogue with each other. I am 100% turning back into the shipper I was before I watched the show.
But then here I am, minding my own business, trying to queue up another whirldwind of Scorpion posts for the ol' Tumblr when I stroll by the Local Friendly Neric Neighborhood Captain's house for a casual perusal of random updates and promptly have forty-two heart attacks as my eyes pop out of my skull.
I don't even know what else to say right now. Dominicvail has said everything so perfectly, I am just gonna screencap all of it. In an awkward and clumsy way where you have to start at the bottom of each image in this triptych and read up in order to be in chronological order. But better that than nothing.
Anyway long story short guess who is hopefully not gonna sleep on Sunday night because she will be busy having a Fandom Riot until 2-4am. (hint: it's the same person who is definitely having a fandom riot tonight; it's 12:41 AM and I am WIDE awake and still haven't even gotten to the Scorpion queue I started trying to put together an hour ago)
(I JUST. It has been an even drier desert for the Neric fandom than for Densi's this year, and I had entirely given up all hope of the show ever acknowledging they kissed unless perhaps one day in season 11 they went "haha remember that time we kissed? as friends? friendly platonic friends? what a silly day that was," and now we might...get...nope, I can't say it, can't jinx it. There is already canon footage of Nell jumping out of a bed containing Eric in which they both clearly spent the night and THAT'S ALL I NEED TO GET BY. I have already forgotten everything specific about the dialogue, burned away by shock and euphoria before it had a chance to imprint in my memory banks, and I look forward to being delighted anew.)