Now I’ll surrender up my heart
And swap it for yours
On fame: “People feel like they know you when you’re in their living room, weekly, for five years. But I always get uncomfortable when people know more about me than I know about them.”
On fashion: “I was not a girly-girl growing up….I liked fashion, but I wasn’t very fashion savvy. I didn’t always have all the best outfits….For a while there, we actually shopped at The Salvation Army.”
About her on red carpet: “It doesn’t feel real because I don’t live in that world. When I go to those events, I’m in town specifically for that, and then I leave later that night. I’ve maybe stayed for the after-party once, ever. It still feels like I’m a fan, in a way. A lot of people are very cynical and very jaded, but I’m not there yet.”
On acting in a comedy: “It’s terrifying. I can get to an emotional place and start crying, but there’s pressure when you think you have to be funny….You really have to be uninhibited and fearless.”
Nina Dobrev // Nylon Magazine August 2014 Issue.
Spontaneous Gosh Oops Snap Moment
Jim BTS on SE304, Reasonable Doubt
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Explanation of Surat Al-Fil (The Elephant).
John bouncing around Sholto like a puppy,
and Sherlock being jealous.
1. Lay on the floor of your shower until you can breathe again. Water will always love to love your skin.
2. Start writing with the intention of filling up one page. Write until your pen stops working.
3. Reread a book that once made you cry. Learn something new on every page. Notice how different chapter make you sad. Notice how the book didn’t change and grow; you did.
4. Sleep with your windows open. You can hear both the rain and boys drunkenly singing Frank Sinatra on their deck. Both are equally good.
5. Don’t forget that honey will always taste sweet, but the best way to eat it is off your fingers, laughing.
6. Remember that, sometimes, getting out of bed is enough.
For unhappy girls who like sitting in the sun (h.f.j.)
1 and 5 and 6 are important 2 me
Right from the start—- the very first episode we see Harold’s empathy.
I don’t think you need a psychiatrist, or a support group, pills… You need a purpose.
How could Harold have known this about Reese? This is not something that would be in a file. This is Harold’s perception of John. A very personal observation that would require a great insight into the mind and soul of a man so very differetn from Harold.
You left the government because they lied to you. I never will.
A man with your particular skills could make a lot of money in this world, but you don’t do this…
I think all you ever wanted to do is protect people
Again..a deep sense of KNOWING is in Harold’s voice and words.
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Harold never once got pissy with Reese about this ^
Harold let it slide. It never colored his view of Reese. John is not violent in Harold’s eyes even though Reese has HURT Finch physically and emotionally.
Why do you think that The Hotel choke hold in The Pilot is a Rinch moment?
The power exchange and the understanding that passes between these two strangers.
Reese lashing out with the one thing he knows will beat Finch: brawn. Harold has all the cards, has all the information, has Reese at a disadvantage. Reese is at his rawest, his most desperate and he uses the ONE thing Finch can’t dodge.
So the balance is flipped in John’s favor. Reese is now in control, he could simply kill Harold and be done. Harold should be crying and screaming and kicking. Harold should be afraid for his life.
He isn’t…he knows John to his very core. Harold only gasps at the speed John moves and holds John’s arms to ensure the neck pins aren’t disturbed. Reese looked straight into Harold’s eyes and saw honesty, but no fear.This little geeky man knew that Reese was not a monster at a time when even John wasn’t so sure.
From that moment on, Reese trusted Harold, but John refused to believe his gut. John belonged to Harold from that instant on.
Harold trying to persuade Reese after tying him to the bed should be equally fine.
Harold knew that without Reese The Mission would fail. So, Harold was doing what needed to be done to save not only The Numbers but Reese Remember—-> Reese was suicidal and he needed a purpose.
What would you do to stop a suicide?
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Harold explains the Machine to Reese even though Finch is certain this knowledge could get Reese killed. Why?
SOURCE: eyesofwittCome to that- the very fact that Harold built The Machine for no money- alone - just to save lives proves it. But also the fact that Harold told Reese about TM so soon.
Ok. What is the one thing Harold didn’t voluntarily tell Dillinger?
That Harold built T.M.
Why did Harold need to lie to Grace?
Harold built T.M.
What is the MAJOR secret Harold kept from Carter?
That Harold built T.M.
What is the secret that Fusco keeps dodging?
That Harold built T.M.
What did Shaw need to know in order to accept that Reese & Finch weren’t dangerous or out to get her?
That Harold built T.M.
What piece of information has Decima clamoring to get to Finch?
That Harold built T.M.
What piece of Information has Vigilance with their panties in a twist?
That Harold built T.M.
Yet, in The Pilot when John asks for additional information in order to save The Number Harold volunteers it. John Reese is the ONLY person who Harold gave that information to of his own free will. John Reese was seen as extraordinary and special by Harold from the very beginning.When the teen brother was kidnapped we see Harold panic:SOURCE: eyesofwitt
“…sooner or later, both of us will probably wind up dead. Actually dead, this time”
I like how they simultaneously turn to face each other. This indicates mutual understanding better than words. I love it when such things are shown, not just told.So, the freakin PILOT showed us that Harold had the soft center once you crack his hard shell. They need more?OkGhost- Harold physically blocks the assassin’s view of Teresa. That is just his guilt? His redemption they say? Fine. Same episode, Harold to Teresa- “Some day you are going to have to trust somebody” That understanding and empathy is not a front.Mission Creep : Just when Reese is thinking “No One is coming to save you” what does handicapped, old Finch do? Risk it all to save John. Harold views all people as having worth- even a killer.Cura Te Ipsum : Thye very private Harold Finch exposes his wounds- literally - to get closer to their Number. How many other ways - ways that would not Harold vulnerable - could they have done it? 100? More!The Fix: Harold wanted Justice for a dead woman. Not redemption as she was already lost but JUSTICE. Why? Because Harold carries all the injustices of the world on his shoulders. Regardless of the fact that Harold did nothing to cause anyone harm. The audience and Reese saw the pain Harold felt for a stranger.Witness : Finch went above and beyond to get Reese back. And when thinks go south does Harold blame Reese? No. Does Harold try to excuse himself? Does he lie to Reese? No. He takes the hit even though Harold did nothing wrong. Not even Reese knew it was Elias/. But Harold takes the unwarranted blame because John needs to vent.Number Crunch - do i need to say it?Super: Harold went out of his comfort zone to investigate on foot. furthermore, crippled Harold went toe to toe with an able bodied assailant. (Finger in the eye) to protect a woman he never knew before that day.Root Cause: Harold could have been a real high and mighty jerk to Zoe. Instead Harold is a gentleman and smooth operator. All people have worth in Harold’s eyes.Baby Blue : How does a bachelor and recluse know how to take care of a baby? Ask Will Ingram. People who care for children can not be hard hearted.Flesh and Blood; Harold was there for Carter when she did something impulsive.Many Happy Returns: Harold went out of his way to understand and empathize with Reese. No one wants to have a bad memory flashback on their birthday. Furthermore: as John does not know Harold’s birthday, Finch will never get a return gift. that means Harold gave something to Reese ‘just cause’. And what did Harold give John? A purpose in the Pilot, a Job in Judgment, and a Home in Many Happy Returns. Only someone attune to people could know to give them what they need not just what they ask for.No Good Deed: Harold bares his soul to Reese about being a virus on the earth. Most people would not hurt themselves to help another but Harold does. Harold explains Henry more about Harold than Finch would want anyone to know. And then when John finds Grace; Harold opens his soul again to explain to John that Harold is a virus carrier. That even though both of them are thought to be dead, Reese can not be close to Harold. Harold has to give up even Reese to save humanity from himself. No friends, no solace, no camaraderie for Finch. Would most people do that?The Contingency; Harold would rather die then let Root have the Machine.Bad Code: Harold explains to Root that yes people are flawed so too is Harold and that is why Harold will not let any human - himself included - have access to The Machine. How noble can one guy get? How selfless, how caring?Critical: Harold not only pushed past his phobia of hospitals but he also held a human’s heart in his hand. Compassion thy name is Finch.Shadow Box: Harold helped those idiots even after they got John caught.2 pi r : Harold’s empathy and ability to put himself in the Number’s shoes was the only way they were able to predict the Number was going to try suicide. If Finch did not have the weight of the world on his shoulders then the Number in this episode would have died.Dead Reckoning : Harold risked his PTSD to get close to another bomb. His empathy with Reese enabled Finch to predict where John would go.One Percent: Harold would not talk about his experience with Root in masquerade. Yet, Finch break through his own personal walls to feel John’s pain and attempt a dialogue.Booked Solid: Harold feels John’s anxiety about Finch going undercover. So, Harold shares a personal tidbit as a trade. In addition, only someone who cares about people would be happy as their concierge.Relevance: How vulnerable was Harold to Shaw? Alone in a building with her even after she shot Reese?. He gave her is card. Harold’s empathy with Shaw was so extraordinary that Harold did not begrudge her any miss deed. Harold seemed to feel that it was his fault Shaw’s bosses betrayed her!! Later, Harold arranges for Cole to be a hero. How did Harold know to do that? Empathy. Carrying the hurts of the world on his shoulders.Proteus: Harold was even able to empathize and attempt to reason with a Serial Killer!God Mode: Root tries to kill Harold yet Harold understood her and saved her. He still tries to get through to her. He refuses to let even his torturer and antagonist be killed or tortured.I could go on if you need more.
AU - A day in the life of the Scofields. Sara picks MJ up from school and they go to see Michael after his day at work.