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[S1E4] Home Is Where You're Happy !NEW!



It was 1984, and the Pasha family had just arrived in Brooklyn from Pakistan. They had nowhere to go, but Parveen Pasha was doing everything she could to keep her family out of the homeless shelter. Enter the landlady.




[S1E4] Home Is Where You're Happy



SHAHEEN PASHA: They're watching people with tiki torches. They're watching people talking about Muslim bans. And for them it really hit hard because they called themselves Pakistani-American because of the culture, but they've never been to Pakistan. Their home is America. This is where they belong. This is where they're from. And they were watching people on TV, these rallies and statements being made about how they weren't real Americans or they need to go back home.


BoJack is dismayed about Todd's sudden success, but still tries to show his support. After hearing news that potential financiers were coming to see a rehearsal, BoJack takes Todd to get snacks at a convenience store before he sits down to work on the third act showstopper. It is at the store that Todd discovers Decapathon VII, the newest game in the video game series that destroyed his life. A woman standing behind Todd asks him to get a tape for her out of the ten cents bin and Todd notices the Decapathon VII game underneath. BoJack staunchly warns Todd not to relapse, but Todd buys and secretly plays the video game in an all-night binge. Todd ends up groggy the following morning, giving a shabby performance and disappointing Virgil and the financiers. BoJack stands up for Todd and then takes him home where he consoles Todd and finally gives him that closet space so he can put away his stuff.


"The king went through great effort to arrange your tour," Queen Alicent said. "He is frustrated. But I am glad you're home. I find I have few friends lately. I like to believe I'm still the Lady Alicent, but all anybody sees when they look at me now is a queen."


Conspicuous by his absence from the frivolities is Lord Corlys Velaryon, who was fighting the Triarchy alongside Daemon. That's because Lord Corlys has sailed back to his home of Driftmark, where he's apparently been scheming.


It's clear Dahmen and Bonnalie have given Netflix huge amounts of access, and we get home visits for both, a taco night hosted by Dahmen, and a trip to a stroller emporium where he and Lona go full prep mode for their soon-to-arrive first child. Meanwhile, Dahmen speaks about the heartbreak of losing his mother to cancer, and his own battle with testicular cancer as a young man.


Abigail is staying at a home under the supervision of Alana Bloom, where she seems composed, but vulnerable. Alana consults with Lecter over Abigail's treatment and finds his suggestions are opposite to hers as he suggests she be released and allowed to deal with her issues in the outside world.


Disclaimer: There will be spoilers, so if you haven\u2019t watched the episode yet, what are you waiting for? Go watch it, then come back and tell me what you think.\n\n\n\nWhere We Left Off\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\nThis is how life should be. There\u2019s nothing more to think about. I\u2019ve obtained a normal life.Akira - Age 32\n\n\n\nWe see the difference the years have made in both men\u2019s lives. We have Akira, married to Shiraishi, working, coming home to dinner, living the so called \u201cnormal\u201d life.\n\n\n\nWhere We Begin - 32\n\n\n\nWe see Yuuki, drinking alone at a gay bar. He looks lost and alone. Gone is the cheerful Yuuki who captivated Akira. He\u2019s now lost his way. He drinks to forget and looks for hookups to move on. A guy comes over to chat him up, and Yuuki is once again reminded of the love he can\u2019t forget by this stranger\u2019s cigarettes. They stumble into the hallway, kissing desperately, but Yuuki can\u2019t go through with it. For him, he\u2019s unable to move on from Akira.\n\n\n\nI do like that the guy at the bar doesn\u2019t try to pressure Yuuki, but tells him it\u2019s ok. And that he can wait until he\u2019s ready for something more. This is actually decent of the guy. At this point I wonder if Yuuki will get a boyfriend, or someone to help him get over the pain of Akira. But it doesn\u2019t work out that way. He stumbles home, drunk, alone and depressed. It\u2019s a far different view of Yuuki than when we first met him. He\u2019s broken, overwhelmed with loss and sorrow.\n\n\n\nAnd how is Akira doing? He should be happy now that he\u2019s gotten what he wanted in life. Is he?\n\n\n\nInstead of going home after work he stops off at a gentleman\u2019s bar. This is a private bar where salarymen go to drink, smoke and forget about their miserable lives. From the greeting by the doorman, we assume he\u2019s a regular here. \n\n\n\nHe sits at a table, drinking and smoking. He gets a phone call from the wife and tells her he\u2019s working late. He lies to his wife because he doesn\u2019t want to go home. He contemplates the lighter he still uses, the one Yuuki found for him at the beach. The scene shifts and we see an empty bar and an ashtray full as he is asked by the bartender to leave as they are closing. \n\n\n\nWe see him stop at the playground. This is the first scene we see in the series. Akira sitting, staring into space, reminiscing about times gone by. \n\n\n\nThe cinematography in this shot is so well done. They use the blue and green hues of the night, and the lamppost to give you the sense of melancholy. The air of sadness permeates the shot of the lone businessman, still in a suit, at night in a deserted playground. A place and time that he can\u2019t go back to. Akira yearns for a time when he was happy. \n\n\n\nAkira\u2019s Memory - 25\n\n\n\nAkira is coming home from work, and stops off at this playground. Looking around to see if he\u2019s alone, he sits down on the seesaw. Yuuki shows up right after this, and teases him. But, Yuuki gets on the other end of the seesaw, they laugh at their foolishness, but indulge each other\u2019s desire for the simplicity of playing on the playground together. After they are done playing, they walk home together, grins upon their faces, to go have some drinks that Yuuki bought from the store. Yuuki and Akira are happy because they are together.\n\n\n\n32\n\n\n\nBack to Akira, alone on the playground, dreading going home. He receives a text from his wife. It\u2019s like his feet are planted in the ground taking root. The heaviness in his heart causes his feet to feel like lead weights. What he thinks to himself next, is his truth.\n\n\n\n \n\n\n\nI need to stand. If I don\u2019t stand up, I will break.Akira Age 32\n\n\n\nThe sun begins to rise. He spent all night contemplating his life, the choices and decisions made. \n\n\n\nOn that day, amidst the sunrise, I realized something. That I loved Yuuki too much. After realizing it, I put a stop to it. I shouldn\u2019t love him more than this.Akira Age 32\n\n\n\nThe heart is not logical. It doesn\u2019t follow your head. Akira can say he stopped loving Yuuki so much, but the truth is he never stopped loving Yuuki. The intensity of his emotions frightened him, so he shoved them deep, trying to deny they existed. But emotions buried have a way of resurfacing when you least expect it to. \n\n\n\nAkira goes home, steels himself for what is to come, wakes his wife and confesses to his feelings for Yuuki. Shiraishi pulls him in by his tie and slaps his face hard. She tells him that he is the worst. And he is. His selfishness has caused them all to be unhappy.\n\n\n\n33\n\n\n\nAkira is having his breakfast in his house, which is cold, lifeless and sad. He signs the divorce papers. He receives a phone call from his ex wife who is asking for them to have a divorce banquet so she can complain to her friends while he foots the bill. He agrees because he feels guilty. His mom calls to tell him his sister is home and he\u2019s needed there.\n\n\n\nThe sister brings home an international guy to announce that they are getting married. She hopes that they can accept it. The mother wont accept it. She tells her daughter the following. All of these words were parroted by Akira when he broke up with Yuuki.\n\n\n\nYou\u2019re no longer of an age where youthful enthusiasm can accomplish anything. You\u2019ll regret it when you are 40 or 50.Akira\u2019s Mother\n\n\n\nHe snaps. This is more than he can bear. He has lived his life in fear of being not \u201cnormal\u201d. He let his mothers voice live in his head until he acted upon it, losing the one person who brought him happiness. He tells his mother that he\u2019s not normal. That he loves Yuuki, That compared to loving a man, an international marriage was normal. Then he told his sister that she had his support. He turns to leave, but is stopped by his fathers words. Live life proudly son. His father supports him. \n\n\n\nThen he begins to search for his love. He goes to the places they had been once, calls old contacts, spends time trying to track down Yuuki. Even though Yuuki may have found someone new, he has to take the chance and tell Yuuki his feelings. \n\n\n\nSearching\n\n\n\n36\n\n\n\nAkira is walking alone. You can see he\u2019s still missing his love. We assume that he hasn\u2019t found Yuuki yet. He walks by a poster, which makes him stop and stare. It\u2019s a picture of the aurora in Alaska that Yuuki wanted them to see when they retired together. He looks longingly at this poster, and makes a decision to go. It\u2019s not with his love, but maybe there he will feel closer to Yuuki. \n\n\n\nHe piles out of a van filled with Japanese tourist in the cold Alaskan night. He looks up to see the lights. They are dazzling. Akira looks and sees a lone figure in a parka, with the hood up. His heart starts to beat fast. Could this be Yuuki? They young man is greeted by his boyfriend, and they embrace.\n\n\n\nI started to cry right here. Under the aurora, in Alaska, we see Yu Xi Gu and Hao Ting from Make Our Days Count. The couple I adored from the show that ended so badly.\n\n\n\n*Ended badly does not begin to describe how horribly things went wrong for History3-Make Our Days Count. I mean you spent all this time getting Yu Xi Gu to realize he can be supported and loved, to pursue his dreams of studying the stars and finally be happy for once in his miserable sad life, only to kill him off because he forgot salt at the store, so he gets hit by a car.....I\u2019m still bitter about this, can\u2019t you tell?*\n\n\n\nI told you it would be pretty \ud83d\ude2d\ud83d\ude2d\ud83d\ude2d\ud83d\ude2d\n\n\n\nThis is how the show should have ended. The two of them in their happy place, together. So I am going to pretend the ending didn\u2019t happen and this is them, seeing the stars together. Holding tightly onto each other.\n\n\n\nOk - Back to Akira. He watches the young lovers with a wistful expression on his face. He remembers happy days with his love. He turns to walk away and bumps shoulders with someone. The dots have connected once again, the line pulling them closer to each other. It is Yuuki.\n\n\n\nYuuki turns to run away and is pursued by Akira. He holds desperately onto his back and professes his love. This is too much.\n\n\n\nYuuki turns around and punches Akira, then hits him once again. Akira deserves this. He lets Yuuki punch him. But he wont let Yuuki get away. He runs after Yuuki once again, clutching his back. He keeps saying I love you. I\u2019m sorry, I\u2019m sorry. I\u2019ll never run away again.\n\n\n\nYuuki\u2019s tears fall as he tells Akira how hard he tried to move on, how hard he tried to give up. But Akira is so deep in his heart, he couldn\u2019t dig him out. All the while Akira apologizes for causing him so much pain, hugging him. \n\n\n\nYuuki decides to give Akira another chance. He tells Akira to promise him one thing. Akira agrees to promise him anything, a thousand anythings. Yuuki only wants one promise.\n\n\n\nPlease stay by my side forever.Yuuki - Age 36\n\n\n\nThey embrace under the aurora, the kiss a welcome home, welcome back, I\u2019ll love you always kind of kiss.\n\n\n\n37\n\n\n\nWe see Christmas at the Itou house, with Yuuki sitting next to Akira\u2019s mother, both of them smiling broadly. We see his sister and her husband. Everyone seems so happy. They are loved and accepted. \n\n\n\nWe see Yuuki and Akira walking hand in hand down the street. Akira glances over and he sees Shiraishi with her new husband and a child. He feels relief. She found what she wanted, and was happy again. \n\n\n\n40\n\n\n\nHappiness\n\n\n\nThe two men are in the living room floor, cuddled together on a pillow. They are basking in the sun like lazy cats. We see their hands crossed, and we see matching wedding bands on both their hands. This scene radiates contentment. They are happy once more.\n\n\n\nI loved this. For only four episodes, it packed a lot of emotions into the story. It made me smile, laugh, and cry. For only a four episode show, it did pretty well, right? I could definitely watch this again. What about you guys? Was I the only one who teared up at the MODC boys appearance? Let me know what you guys think, ok? \ud83e\udd17\ud83d\udc95 - Jen\n\n\n\n\n","post_title":"Life - Love on the Line Ep. 4 (Last EP)","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"lifeloveontheline4","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2020-09-18 01:37:32","post_modified_gmt":"2020-09-18 01:37:32","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/jenhg43.blog\/?p=1963","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"};var ajaxurl = " -admin/admin-ajax.php";.site-title a color: #f2f246;body.custom-background background-color: #8da6bf; /* If html does not have either class, do not show lazy loaded images. */html:not( .jetpack-lazy-images-js-enabled ):not( .js ) .jetpack-lazy-image display: none;document.documentElement.classList.add('jetpack-lazy-images-js-enabled');p.site-description color: white! important;.main-navigation li > a color: #999; //white-spaceSkip to contentSearchSearch for: Jen's BL Views & Reviews 041b061a72


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