This sequence is so dense, it seems a little gratuitous that I posted it all together. Then again, these Eve + Will scenes are like popcorn, the body races anxiously for the next bite with little satisfaction in between. I think I recognized how far it needed to go, but I had a lot to do. I'd been holding onto the "this dick" gag for years with no place to, y'know, put it in. The camouflage is an ambitious little effect but my instinct says it was just a lot.
Some readers took Hanna's disapproval as a sign that she might be jealous of Eve, but that was never my intention. I think as the series wound down the readership got more conspiracy-minded, looking for friendship-imploding deceptions, secret pregnancies and illnesses, the sort of tricks a series turns to when it's forced to continue beyond its natural life. And I guess that all could've been fun, but it was never my interest. Octopus Pie was a kind of an old fucker, sure, but there was some life to it yet.
The scene ends in sort of a throwback to another time Will came to Eve's work to kiss her, reinforcing their perpetual stasis of in-love-but-not-together while their material and emotional worlds shift under their feet. Are they in a better place now?