Alright I told you my first two favorite scenes and now these are my last two favorite scenes of Generation 1’s finale.
3) Chris’s Funeral
This scene was so heartbreakingly perfect for Chris. Everyone is together grieving. Chris’s Dad is forced to actually listen. They got to grieve in their own way. I also love Jal’s speech absolutely perfect.
“I’ve been thinking about what Chris would have wanted me to say today. The advice he’d give me. Which would be something, like, ‘you know what, babe, fuck it. These guys know all about me. Tell them about someone different.’ So I thought I’d say something about a hero of Chris’s. A man named Captain Joe Kittinger. In 1960, climbing into a foil balloon, Captain Joe ascended 32 kilometers into the stratosphere. And then, armed only with a parachute, he jumped out. He fell for four minutes and 36 seconds, reaching 714 mph before opening his parachute five kilometers above the earth. It had never been done before and has never been done since. He did it just because he could and that’s why Chris loved him. Because the thing about Chris was he said yes. He said yes to everything. He loved everyone. He was the bravest boy…man I knew. And that was…he slung himself out of a foil balloon every day. Because he could. Because he was. And that’s why…and that’s why…we loved him.” - Jal.
4.) Sid and Tony saying goodbye.
This scene makes me cry the hardest. Tony and Sid saying goodbye to one another. I think what strikes me about this scene is how much Tony is really shaken by Sid leaving. And how he fully admits his feelings in that he is scared of everything changing and having to say goodbye. It is a real breakthrough moment for Tony. It really shows how much Tony has gone through and how much he has changed from that cocky and distorted we met Series 1 Episode 1. I have to say I like this Tony.
Tony: What if I’m not ready for this.
Michelle: For what?
Tony: For all of this.
Michelle: But you sort of have to be.