Maybe a few drinks. How long have we been sitting here? I think I’m lost. The pub’s clearing out, it’s almost closing time. But sometimes, you don’t need actual words to “say” something of importance. One more drink perhaps, then throw me the look. The right look. At the right moment.
Here’s to my Valentine. Cheers.
“…What’s going to happen to him?”
“He’ll be pensioned off.”
s2e8) The pain in his eyes when he desperately tries to defend Gene. Standing on the very edge of the cliff, where his whole life is becoming a lie and his sanity is at risk. Where everything he fought so hard for has vanished in a second. Among all the questions rushing through his mind in that moment, the first thing he asks is “what’s going to happen to Gene.”
(What made me cry was what he says in this scene.. Shattered my heart into pieces) Suddenly his whole life is a lie. No home to go back to. Lost everything he fought so hard for. And as if that wasn’t painful enough, now he has to give up on the one person he trusted more than anyone. ”If this is real… then Gene has a life. What’s going to happen to him?” His own life is falling apart and yet he’s more concerned about Gene’s, but he can do nothing. Can’t save himself, can’t save Gene, can’t save anyone.
s1e2) The moment when Sam yells out Gene’s name when he isn’t even there, was something so wonderfully unexpected. After all the fighting, just one word “Gene” and everything changes. Sam wouldn’t even admit it to himself but that word is all he’s got to hang on to, from the very moment he woke up in this place. He realizes that there is only one person who can save him and stop him from falling apart completely.
Sam’s been back in Gene’s world for what seems to be forever now. He chose this world, for better or for worse. The visions, the sounds, the “weird stuff” all ceased after Sam threw himself off a building and back into 1973. After seven years, the hauntings return.
He springs up panting in the middle of the night to find Test Card A girl perched atop his television set. His heart races, his pupils dilate in the dim light. Her face is completely shadowed and she remains silent, the whole world seems to be silent.
“What do you want from me?” Sam finally demands, defiant as ever.
The sharp ,piercing cawing of crows prompts Sam to turn. To turn towards the open door. There standing in the threshold of between his room and the hallway, the copper with half a face.
Reblogging because ^this is absolutely beautiful.
s2e7) Then he lined up a notepad, a pen and the tape recorder on the table. Actually, it was only when Morgan walked in with them, Sam had realized he didn’t even think of bringing them in here. He used to be so proud of his modern investigating techniques and he even tried hard to get others to copy his ways. But this is the first time Sam actually feels awkward and even guilty about using the tape recorder during an interview. It never seemed more wrong. This shouldn’t be happening, but then it should. He’s just like any other suspect, but then he isn’t. Sam doesn’t know what to think. He’d just look away quickly when his eyes meet those of Gene. This is just wrong. ‘Hyde’ is wrong, for the first time.
“Gene, listen, I… I need you to help me do.. something.
I can’t tell you why but… you’ve always trusted me, right?
It’ll be the last thing I’ll ever ask you to do for me,
I’m reblogging this because I wanted to say, I never thought and will never think what Sam and Gene had was a simple friendship.
Important thing here is that you have to forget about Ashes, just for a moment, and think only about LOM and what the show was about:the complicated relationship between the two contrasting characters, because THAT is what it’s all about.
Sam is thrown into a world which ‘can’t be real’ and until the very end of the show he thinks all these people, Gene and his team, are just part of his imagination. Yet he ‘believes in’ Gene, like he says so himself, and the mutual trust they have for each other goes beyond expectation. Gene trusts Sam enough to give him ‘the power to destroy’ all he has accomplished, while Sam would go against everyone and every facts to prove Gene’s innocence when he was being charged of murder. When he’s in trouble, Sam cries out for Gene and as much as he wants to go back to the real world, at the very last moment he refuses to let his Guv down. They help one another in the most meaningful of ways;they made each other a better person, in the end.
Sam takes the leap of faith when jumps off the roof when he finds out the place where he truly felt alive. It was partly because he was falling in love with Annie but more importantly he could ‘feel’. And I just want to point out, when Nelson says “when you can feel, then you’re alive”, Sam turns his head around to see the table where Gene, Ray, Chris and Annie were drinking at.
In that scene, Annie is sort of out of the picture (you can’t even see her on the side, which I think was very intentional in a way for the writers to make a point in what the show is really about) while Gene is in focus, right in the center, where Sam is looking. And from that you know why the story ended the way it did: the life Sam chose is this place, where he can feel, where he can see Gene.
Gene means life itself to Sam.
Now think about Ashes. You’ll realize that Sam meant the same thing to Gene.
What if he had found out about the truth? What if he had seen him too?
The young cop with his head smashed, covered with blood, staring at him in the dark. Every time Sam looks into those familiar eyes he can see a body and a soul ripped and torn apart, frozen, lost in time and asking for answers, ‘why? Why did this happen to me?’. He now knows the unacceptable truth but doesn’t tell Gene because, well, how can he? It is unbearably painful enough for him so how is Gene supposed to deal with this? He can’t hurt someone, with such cruelty, who’s always been there for him. Gene has a life here, wherever ‘here’ may be and he lives that life without fear nor regrets to protect others. And there’s no reason why he must go through the pain of knowing such unfair, terrible truth.
(Ashes To Ashes s3e7)Gene: I asked him what was wrong, he wouldn’t tell me, he said he couldn’t tell me… He said he wanted to leave… I asked him why, he said it would be better for me if I didn’t know.
So Sam decides not to tell. He just leaves not only because he knows he has to, but also because he wants to protect Gene at all costs, even death. After all this time, at last Sam realizes it was Gene Hunt who saved his life and this will be his chance to return the favour. And it’ll be his one last gesture to save someone who means the whole world, no, life itself to him.
s1e8) So much has been going on for the past few days. Sam’s been struggling to hold together his family and by challenging Gene every second throughout the whole investigation. The name-calling, the yelling, the punching, never showing any respect… and as if that’s not enough, he goes as far as pointing a gun at his Guv’s head. It is clear to everyone that he’s a nut case, totally going out of control. And yet, in the end, what Gene has to say to all this is “pub”. Maybe it’s all the constant drinking that’s making him numb or maybe he simply doesn’t know what’s stopping him from kicking Sam out after ‘breaking his chin into nine places’. However, the truth is, he always seems to forgive Sam. Even after all that fighting and disagreements, Gene still ‘doesn’t want him to leave’. While he continues to remind Sam how he’d never leave, because ‘he likes it here’, it’s as if he would go through anything to make sure this happens. He’ll be right beside his DI and keep on watching over him, no matter what. Sam hasn’t realized just how much faith the Guv has in him, but as for now: “pub”. All the rest is yet to come.
“So, what happens now? Power’s in your hands. The tape. You can still destroy us. If that’s what you want.”
s1e7)At this point Gene’s world is at risk of falling apart as much as that of Sam. He’s troubled and scared by how his men “don’t know where to draw the line” while trying to be like him. And he leaves his life, career and his team itself in Sam’s hands: his entire world in the hands of this newly arrived ‘nut case’ DI. The amount of faith Gene has in him is almost surreal. All Gene knows is that Sam’s here because he wants to be and that he’ll always try to do the right thing. And he has no idea that Sam had already decided to “destroy Gene’s world to get back home“…
s1e6) ‘Goodbye, Annie.’ Then he looks at Gene. He wants to say something, maybe just one thing, one last thing. His mouth moves just a bit, but no words. No words come out at all. Because.. what can he say? Isn’t Gene just a part of his imagination? Isn’t he just a creation of his mind? He’ll disappear too, but the thing is, maybe he’d never existed in the first place.
Meanwhile, Gene’s more terrified than Sam is. There’s just something about this strange DI, so stubborn and brave and now, he is smiling, in tears, but smiling at what could be his very last moment. Gene doesn’t understand him, and he never will. Even after losing him forever(ref. Ashes to Ashes).
Gene: You do not humiliate my officers! …I’m the sheriff, Warren, don’t you ever forget it!
Warren: No, no, Mr Hunt! You’re a bent sheriff! Don’t you ever forget that!
s1e4)Gene used to keep his mouth shut or look the other way, for God knows how long, but now he’s gone as far as making a complete fool of himself by standing up to Warren, for this DI he barely knows. This was certainly not something Sam was expecting, not after having lectured by Guv for ‘not playing the game’, more than once. Before overhearing this conversation Sam had doubts about Gene but now maybe things aren’t really what they seem. Guv clearly cares about his men, perhaps even more than himself and maybe, just maybe, Sam can start trusting him.