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02 April 2009 @ 12:01 am
picspam #5 (farscape (reasons to watch) part 4)  

the otp.

the greatest otp ever. john crichton and aeryn sun. this is the otp done right, every single step of their journey is perfect. i've never watched a show where the main otp was done so well

all great otps have the scene. below is john&aeryn's, it's my favourite scene of those two. completely heartbreaking, beautifully acted and written.

slightly edited to avoid a couple of really big spoilers! which you'll hear if you watch the scene below, but if you're spoiler-free, please stay that way. please?

john: "i'm coming with you."
aeryn: "no. i'm sorry."
john: "well, you're not leaving without me."
aeryn: "what do you want?"
john: "you."
aeryn: "i have to go."
john: "then say goodbye."
aeryn: "we don't say goodbyes."
john: "we do this time. you see, you leave and then you come back and i-i can't...handle the inbetween, aeryn. say goodbye."

- - -

john: "do you love john crichton?!"

- - -

john: "and i can't let the one thing i love fly away in a crappy little ship!"

- - -

aeryn: "you once said it was as if the fates meant for us to be together."
john: "and i believe that."
aeryn: "well, then, if it's true, we will be together again."

- - -

aeryn: "just make a frelling wormhole, and go home."
john: "there is no home! there is no wormhole! there's only y- aeryn...anywhere in the universe, you pick the planet."

- - -

aeryn: "do you love aeryn sun?"
john: "beyond hope."

aeryn: "we're in the hands of fate now. we have to trust in that. fly safe. goodbye, john crichton."

it's not the whole scene, sadly, it doesn't have the coin toss itself, which i love for one reason: john never takes his eyes off her.

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part 1: john, harvey, crack

part 2: aliens, coats, cliff-hangers

part 3: multi-parters, continuity, laughs

part 4: otp

part 5: mini-series, rewatch, picspams
Stef: until the endscifi_tv_addict on April 2nd, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
ITA with you! This is my 'perfect' television couple - because despite breaking my heart a thousand different ways, I never felt like the ship took a misstep. This is how canon ships (and resolution) should be done...too bad not enough people watched this show to learn from it!
maddy: Farscape - John/Aeryn - You Don't Remembsterre on April 3rd, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
they are absolutely perfect. perfect. i'm going to be writing up a post regarding my experience and feelings about farscape and the way this otp was handled ie. better than any show i've ever watched and i've watched a lot of tv. i don't know how they did it, but they created a couple where you never got sick of them, amazing considering how much of the plot is about how much john loves aeryn.

and the resolution, the pay-off after so many years of angst was perfect as well!

i wish more shows were like farscape, but maybe not, farscape is too great and special :D

tl;dr: i completely agree with everything you just said!
RohanSioned: John-Aeryn 2snowydragon1776 on April 2nd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
The best ever couple in TV hands down!!!
maddy: Farscape - John/Aeryn - Love You Kissingsterre on April 3rd, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
word :DD

best ever. i'm trying to get my best friend into this show, it's not working, i want her to know how great this show is!! sorry, that was off-topic.
RohanSionedsnowydragon1776 on April 3rd, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Not at all I have the hardest time getting anyone to watch the show.
it is so great because it is done in an intelligent classic style
Your actually HAVE to watch IT *gasp*

You're not spoon fed stupid see through plots
about people wanting to kiss every second.
How are TV be intelligent (when in reality classic film and tv was done in this way took a chance that people were intelligent.

(how is that for off topic.) :P
Stephanie: Ben and Claudia ladycallie on April 3rd, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
God, that coin toss. And how much do I love that they did that without any direction? They just did it. Blows my mind.

Seriously, I had plans to watch something else tonight as I'm trying to be good and stay with farscaperewatch, but now I think I have to go watch at least one episode. WHAT WHICH ONE?!

Edited at 2009-04-03 01:33 am (UTC)