Here is the video.
That was the best thing ever
It is, but having seen it a couple of times, I can see why the pulled it. Glad to have it now though.
True. Going from hot and heavy against the door to slow and sensual? I can see how it might be confusing. Maybe?
Not confusing. But it slows down the moment, and when you only have so many minutes, you want the moments with the most energy in the final cut.
Personally, I think it’s completely anticlimantic, badly lit and overall, I’m glad they pulled it. Seriously, really really glad. It lacks the energy of the final edit, the sense of wonder that leaves you hanging and also… I think the original scene, the one that made it to the final cut, is way hotter than this. Sorry, I’d prefer to watch the original cut + the beginning of After the Storm than seeing this scene in the ep.
Other than the lighting, which I think is consistent with the setup and the earlier scene, I agree. That moment needed the punch, the energy. This is the moment AFTER that energy, and it takes out the punch.
That said, I’m glad we have it as a deleted scene. I like having the knowledge in my head that in those moments they were soft and sweet and shy. That’s new infuriating I didn’t have before, and that makes me happy.
But yes, it was cut (save the bit of her touching his face which was edited into the final cut) for a reason. Definitely.
Also, I have to admit it, it goes completely against my headcanon of that night: I’ve always thought that their first round was one of those moments of fast, hurried, adrenaline-fuelled, life affirming kind of sex. That the second round was the sweet, slow and shy. And the third one in the shower, because there’s no way you can explain her hair in the beginning of After The Storm, if you don’t insert a shower somewhere during the night. That’s one tiny part of the larger number of reasons I didn’t like this scene much.
See, I kind of like that they are all shy and sweet. It’s cute, and thinking about it, more n character with how they are with each other, that it gets more energetic as they get comfortable. They are shy and amazed and wonder struck with each other in general, so it kind of works for me that they are more like this at first.
That said, you bring up a really great point, which is actually one of the point that I think Terri made back in the beginning, if not, certainly I think Andrew Marlowe did. Effectively, that what ever they showed in that regard, it wasn’t going to match what some of us thought that moment would be like in our minds. And sometimes, that’s why it’s better to just leave the audience with the jumping off point. Because when you do that, then the scene can from that point go anywhere. It’s limitless. Once you show the moment, that’s what the moment is. The options have been whittled down to one.
So basically the moment that you don’t know about, is often times a better one. Because it can be anything you want it to be, without limits. The one that is specific? Might please some, and be radically different for others.
See, I always thought that their first time would have been shy and sweet like this because there was that break in the action where they had to move into the bedroom. So the intense making out against the door was that fiery and rushed burst of passion that we were expecting, but once they slowed down to change rooms, it also shifted the mood to shy and “Oh my goodness, we’re actually doing this.”
Just my two cents. Not going to comment on the other stuff because I don’t have anything new to contribute. Haha