Just started watching ‘Runaways’ and my God! If this ship ends up happening (Do not say a word you all who read the source material!) this is going down as the best build of a relationship in a history of gay relationships! The signs have so carefully been teased, so perfectly crafted that it is almost unreal!I will just say it…
If Karolina isn’t gay then I don’t know what gay is! And if she isn’t hot for Nico then I am blind and need to get my goggles. Yes, I took them off for this one, especially after that fifth episode! An episode after which I went back and the signs I missed were staring at me in the face!
Okay, I don’t have time so I am going to fly through this. let’s go…
These first two scenes in the series between them went by me like that. But not so fast that I did not grab screenies, hell, even my conscious was with it! Even that bathroom scene was just a scene to me the first time around but when I got back, everything wasn’t just so random!
First the scene outside. That scene is filmed in a way that the camera shifts from a person to the one they have a crush on or to the one they have a crush on, or as interested in. The camera moves from Gregg, who is literally salivating to Karolina (and wtf are you doing here Liam? Back to ruin another lesbicouple?!) then from Karolina who looks a bit too taken with, to Nico. I only spotted this significance after episode 5 that was too close to the line!
Then there is the bathroom scene! Either Karolina is so taken with Nico that she even recognises her crying voice because when Nico entered the bathroom, Karolina was in a stall, a closed stall, but upon arrival she was startled almost as if she ‘sensed’ who was on the other side! And usually when someone walks in on you, you try to stay conspicuous but not Karolina. No, she came out of there, all leaking like, and tried to cheer Nico up! Like, girl, you are a mess yourself how about stay hidden and let out all your pain, eh?
At that scene I only had my inner sense tingling but on the outside there was no thing. And since there was an obvious thing going on between Nico and the main Guy, well main of the main Alex, well, one can be excused to being pessimistic.
There’ s been an awakening. have you felt it?
Things then started getting pretty interesting, especially on Karolina’s side! First she asks her new friend what it felt like to be rebellious. Here I didn’t think anything of it but then later Karolina goes to a club and my God! They couldn’t have been any more obvious had they tried!
So, you know the characters in this series have special qualities, right? And these qualities appears at certain times of intense emotions. Well, for our dearest Karolina, her power ‘came out’ in the most interesting of a situation! So get this – She is dancing away then she sees two girls grinding. She is captivated. She stops dancing and instead watches the girls have fun. They kiss, Karolina’s feelings intensify. They Symmetrical Dock, Karolina feels like there is something inside her wanting out! She takes off a bracelet, that was probably given to her by her mother to keep away her secret.
Then she starts glowing!
She glows colours so intense, colours so gay, they make the cosmos jealous! She is so gay she glows cosmos rainbows!
It was at this moment my view on the series did a complete 180! I did not know a damn thing about this series but I now I am all in! it is now the series I am watching currently. It alone!
Then came episode 5!
This episode was like mid-season finale levels of awesome! And yes, I mean that in the context of relevance! In this episode we not only got full proof of Karolina’s infatuation with Nico but we also got something from the other side. A little bit maybe.
The first scene of the two happened when they were waiting for the others to arrive so they could rescue Alex. What I noted here was the Nico, the one that should have been crying seeing as her crush was kidnapped, was instead the one comforting a crying Karolina. But that isn’t important (At least not yet, maybe).
What is important here, other than the ‘KISS HER NOW, YOU FOOL’ close-up on Karolina’s face, was the hugging scene. Watch Karolina here carefully! She went from bawling her mascara off to dead poker face and then taking her hand with purpose, with mission, from Nico’s shoulder to the back of her head and caressing her hair.
My eyes were the size of peas because I was squinting so hard in a ‘I see you and what you did there’ kind of way that I couldn’t believe it.
But then they stopped hugging, and Karolina had on THAT face! I swear to God I thought she was gonna do it! I thought she was going to kiss Nico. I am speculating now but I think there is a thing about ‘touch’ that is going on with Karolina. I don’t know if it is only with Nico so I will watch out for it when she touches other people but she all but changed when she ‘felt’ Nico during the hug.
Remember the club scene with the girls? Good.
The look Nico give here here also hints at a warning going off in her. I think she is starting to feel something is off with Karolina but she doesn’t know what it is quite yet. But we will be going back to all this in a bit.
Closing up this scene, as the girls pull up and Nico turns away, Karolina’s eyes can’t leave her. You can clearly see on her face that there is something going on inside of her. I believe there is a ‘thing’ that happens when she touches Nico, and if it is a hug, probably the kind of touch with the most contact, well…
Then came the main course!
This scene happened after they saved Alex. A scene during which Karolina got to see Nico’s ability and Nico Karolina’s. Nico seems taken with Karolina’s glow (pun so intended!) but even if she was lying I don’t care because as she compliments back, Karolina uses this chance to pull some A-class rank cheat moves! You think I did not see you sneak in there two, TWO skin contacts with Nico Karolina? Think again!
The first one was so brief and so fast but I noticed it right away which shows its importance, well, to me. And if you are shocked I have a hand-touching fetish, shame on you! Anyway, it happens so fast but Karolina basically runs her index finger along Nico’s ring finger with such precision I was shaking in the gayness of this girl! That moment was so good I recorded it, went into Photoshop and turned every single frame into a screen capture.
For my enjoyment only!
And OMG, how happy they were talking! God, they were so made for each other! Anyway the other touch was also inconspicuous like she was being comforting when Karolina placed her hand on Nico’s shoulder. But like, sorry Karolina but from now on, all you contacts are going to be different from my perspective!
But this wasn’t the full cake. there is icing…
I can’t believe they did it! They went and did the cock-blocking, only this time I actually approve of it! Nico and Alex are alone having a moment. Nico is telling him how she was scared for him (sure didn’t seem that way). The two kiss and while they are getting hotter, a voice interrupts them. You could freakin hear the feels in Karolina’s voice!
There was this moment where I couldn’t tell what Nico’s reaction was supposed to be but I decided to settle of a bit of guilt. I have to say though that Karolina did a wonderful job hiding hers but she probably had been there for a while deciding on how to handle the situation since her voice just appeared, like she was waiting!
Anyway I have never loved this move until now. And as the two leave to go join the others, Alex is of course kind of pissed at Karolina for denying him some action but that is not relevant! What is comes when Nico goes to pass by Karolina. As she does, she grazes her shoulder on Karolina’s arm and the reaction was too visible to dismiss. At first I thought it was an after reaction when she finally lets out her actual feelings about the scene she had witnessed, in that the shock of it and the disappointment in a long sigh.
But the action happened right after they touch. From that moment on I knew there was something about Karolina and I had to go back to re-watch the episodes then I came to the conclusion that Karolina has a reaction when she touches Nico and that she actively tries to get some.
More episodes will put the nail in the coffin but for sure now I am in for a long ride with this series! Since it’s a HULU series I am hoping they don’t fuck up. They already apparently removed wrist-cutting because of the audiences so cutting the gay is almost in sure danger!
I sure hope not!
What is fact is that Karolina and Nico are my favourite ship of this year already! Just from five episodes and there being basically nothing between them at all! This is going to be a long ride, ain’t it!
But other than them, there are the ‘Sisters’. I am going to wait for a few episodes before commenting on them but I will just drop a few caps of them from these first five episodes.