Behind a cut tag because it possibly contains spoilers for The Peacekeeper Wars.
I was watching the last three episodes of S4, and got to thinking about John and Aeryn. John could be seen as the ‘female’ side of the relationship, and Aeryn the ‘masculine’ warrior. John often needs to be rescued (damsel in distress), is impetuous, and very emotional. Aeryn is the unfeeling soldier who never lets emotions get in the way. Of course in the show this is explained as John being ‘human’, and Aeryn being a Sebacean chosen for battle. How can we interrupt this once the forebears of Sebaceans are revealed to be humans? It is through John that Aeryn learns to be emotional - is it because of him, or because of her ancestry, or both? It also got me thinking about that sort of relationship, and comparing it a little to fer1213 ’s Alex and Jess - that’s how their relationship is coming across to me. Alex is the emotionally bare character, while Jess is trying to close off her emotions, and just get the job done. Wish I could remember more of my stellar thoughts - Grr Argh - believe me it was abso*bloody*lutely amazing and incisive and deeply thoughtful and .. and … and .. all sorts of other things … Note to self - next time you have a brilliant posting thought - wrote the bloody thing down straight away!
I also watched the Farwell extra on the disc, where Claudia, Wayne, Gigi and Anthony talk of learning that the show had been cancelled (on the last day of filming S4) - how heartbreaking that must have been, and thank the powers-that-be that there was a successful campaign by the fans to bring a resolution to the series. Pity it didn’t work for Angel.
One last thing - can I say how much I love the Australian references/shout outs in the series - John uses the phrase “it’s beer o’clock” (time for a beer - duh) in the penultimate episode, and my little Aussie heart went SQUEE!!!