Spoiler Chat: 16:31.439-38:24.656
Quotes of the Podcast: “Matt says, ‘I’m a busboy, Rebekah,’ and he has a good point. Yeah, he has all these characteristics: he’s kind, he’s loyal, people root for him (Who, I do not know), but he’s struggling to pay bills; he’s struggling to buy food; he had to be handed a mansion; he has no insurance; he was on foot those weeks when he did not have a car; he probably had to call people for rides to get to work. Rebekah has such a narrow-minded and two-dimensional view of the human condition, and it makes no sense. Yeah, Matt’s human, but he’s struggling. Class-wise, he is not in a position of privilege and neither was his sister when she was alive. [….] Matt is human: his mom is not there; his mom is constantly disappointing him; his mom won’t step up. [….]. Matt is human, but his life is not charmed. Being human isn’t enough for Matt, and Rebekah does not realize that, and the writing does not acknowledge that.”
“Rebekah’s been on this earth a thousand years and all she can come up with for what it means to be human is having kids and growing old and falling in love. I mean yes, she’s been a box for ninety years, so that could explain her idealism with regards to humanity, but she acts like she’s never so much as interacted with a human. She drinks human blood, so here we go again: humans are weak, prone to sickness, fragile, frail, at the bottom of the supernatural food chain.”
“Back when Rebekah was human, she could get in trouble with her father for handling a knife. Remember that scene between her and Klaus? Klaus said she would get in trouble for holding that knife. So there you go, Rebekah. The human condition: not everyone is equal. I mean you will be more equal than any other person because you’re a White woman, but in some ways you won’t be equal because you’re a woman. You’re a White woman, so you’re gonna have it better than every other woman. But you’re a woman, so you’re not gonna have it as good as the White man, okay? But no, none of this. Humanity=growing old, falling in love, having kids, dying old.”
“She knows the cruelty of humanity! Rebekah knows the cruelty of humanity! Her mother killed her. Her mother and father killed her and her siblings. Why does she have such an idealized view of what it means to be human? I mean please at least have her say, “I hope it’ll be better than the first time around.” But no. No. She’s just like, “Oh it looks so nice; I want it; I wanna be like that.” No sense, no excuse, so disrespectful for this character.”
*I gave my opinion on the 4.21 synopsis, but there’s no reason to link it here since it will have it’s own post soon.