okay so i have no drive to rewatch the second half of s2, so forgive me if i say anything wrong but
in season 2, obviously both tilly and michael had shit to go through that really pushed both women into isolating states. when tilly was going through all her bullshit with the mycelial network, though, michael reached out, was there for her, and really comforted and supported tilly when it finally became obvious that she was in a position that necessitated that support.
felt like i was fucking waiting for tilly to reciprocate for a million years. as soon as michael offered support, it was like tilly disappeared from her life entirely. almost every single thing michael did in the second half of the season literally begged someone to at least fucking ask if she was doing okay and hopefully offer at least like 5 seconds of support? sylvia tilly was supposed to be that person. she was the least tortured, most unquestioning relationship michael had. tilly was supposed to be there for her.
instead, we get tilly like. having fun and hanging out with other friends while michael is literally going through some of the most difficult trials she’s faced? when michael proposed and followed through with her suicide plan, tilly not only didn’t protest but didn’t even fucking talk to michael at all during the whole ordeal. her silence was so, so damning. her reaction to michael dying was deeply impersonal, too. she somehow showed less emotion than when ariam died, and i get that they were both supposed to be her friends, but michael was supposed to be her BEST friend, the first person to really see her? and tilly was silent.
their hug in the finale did little to mend this injustice. when they claim that their goodbye didn’t need to exist, it felt like a half-assed acknowledgement of all the silence that’s stretched between them throughout the season. it didn’t mean shit.
tl;dr tilly just wasn’t fucking there for michael. i don’t think i even feel comfortable calling them friends anymore lmao
They did mylvia dirty in s2 😔😔😔 I deadass thought something might happen between them until my hopes were crushed. I miss them. I hope they bring mylvia back in s3…
mylvia in the first half of s2? amazing, transformative, tender, hopeful, full of yearning and potential. mylvia in the second half of s2? uninspired, dull, painful, traitorous,,,
if they redeem it in s3, there will have to be some really strong reconciliation imo. like. they pretty much erased their importance to each other until that brief scene in the finale. god. i’m still upset about that huh
sylvia tilly in season 2 episode 10: just found out about michael’s death… damn that shit sucks…
i know i keep bringing this up but how did tilly have zero protests for michael’s plan to lure in the red angel? why did she silently help set it up? why did she not talk to michael once during the whole process? why did she stand on the bridge in fucking silence while michael was literally dying? why didn’t she talk to michael after she fucking died? what the fuck happened