This bit of dialogue makes me angry, because it was written by Robbie Thompson to be said in reverse (Dean saying he wanted to read the books), and J2 decided to switch it when it was filmed.
It just completely cheapens the line and makes it all about making fun of Dean’s perceived levels of intelligence, when the man is canonically a damn genius who reads stuff like Vonnegut and the Odyssey in his spare time…
It’s moments like this that make me wonder sometimes at the wisdom of letting J2 have as much control over scenes as they appear to. They are great actors, but they occasionally get stuck in the mindset of their characters in a way that makes them view the characters in a specific way. Character bleed is a powerful thing. Sometimes it leads to beautiful moments (Dean keeping the trenchcoat), but other times stuff just…
Gets lost along the way.
She’s just a girl. She loves blindly and recklessly even if it consumes her (requested by clarke-griffin)
- I was interrogated in prison. And I guess I panicked. I didn’t want to be a risk to the people close to me, so…
- You deleted your friends?
- My friends, anyone who ever helped me, my family.
- Your family?
- Of course, my family.
- How could you do that?
- Well, I don’t know. I suppose I must have loved them.