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midnight mass spoilers below.
okay, but let’s talk. how do you guys think mildred and john first met? like, i’m talking their very first encounter. how interesting would it be to see that play out?
we can probably assume that john wasn’t born and raised on the island, and that he was simply assigned there by the diocese. picture a young john pruitt, freshly ordained to become an official priest, and this man is told that he has to travel all the way to crockett island, usa.
i know that canonically the island was a lot more populated in its early days when compared to present time, but, i mean—how many people do you figure actually lived there? it had to be less than a few hundred people, at the very least.
so young john pruitt is told, ‘hey, you’re going to be the priest in this tiny church on this tiny island,’ and he goes, ‘welp, okay.’
i believe he got seasick at least one time on the ferry ride there, because I said so.
john finally makes it to crockett island, gets off the ferry, and immediately gets lost. there’s nobody around, pretty much a ghost town, and he’s like, ‘i have zero idea where I’m going. what the actual fu—’
anyway, he’s pretty much wandering in circles around the dock because he simply doesn’t know where to go. (obviously, at this point in time, there’s no annoying bev keane standing at the dock like ‘mONSIGNOR OVER HERE :D’)
by his tenth time around, hauling all of his luggage, suddenly this woman’s voice rings out from behind him—“um, excuse me?”
john turns around, just glad there’s someone there, and then he literally freezes. in front of him is the most beautiful woman he’s probably ever seen. he just stares at her for a second. then he realizes that she looks really concerned, which is when he remembers his mouth does indeed work and he can speak.
“oh, uh, hello,” he stammers. he chastises himself internally for looking like such a blubbering idiot. “i’m john—john pruitt.”
she smiles. “oh! you’re the new priest!” he nods in response. “yes, we were awaiting your arrival, but we all thought you were coming later this week.”
he chuckles awkwardly. “yeah, well, they decided to send me over here a couple days early.”
the woman looks around, realizing that there’s no one else around. “oh, dear. i guess the welcome committee is just me.”
john doesn’t tell her that he couldn’t imagine a better welcome committee, because that’d be creepy and he just met her. instead, he clears his throat. “i can’t seem to find my way to the church. er, st. patrick’s?”
the woman’s eyes light up. “i can bring you there! i was on my way to the church, anyhow.”
“that’d—that’d be great, actually. thank you, miss.”
she laughs. “please, don’t call me miss. it makes me feel like an old woman.” she holds out her hand. “mildred. mildred gunning.”
he takes her hand, shaking it. “that’s a beautiful name.” john swears he sees mildred blush slightly.
“well, this way, then,” mildred hums.
she starts to lead the way to the church. john doesn’t know her all that well, or at all, really. not now. but from this moment on, and on into their eternity, john would follow her anywhere as long as she’d have him.
he does find a moment in his prayers that night to thank god that he got lost that morning.
I NEED to watch Midnight Mass, I heard vampire priest mentioned and that's all it took...
good morning. thinking of father paul’s rabbit teeth today
I didn't like it. I'll put why after the jump because it has spoilers. Lots of 'em.
Full disclosure: My perfect form of scary is The Conjuring Universe. They nail it with the spooky vibe, the "he's right behind you!" terror, and the quick-cut edits that make you jump. While there is some sadness in those stories, it's balanced with light and hope.
This is the third "scary" series I've watched from Mike Flanagan but it might be my last. His shit is more sad than it is scary, and I'm not really down for that. The Haunting of Hill House had some legit scary moments. The Haunting of Bly Manor was more about creepy atmosphere than scary, really. Midnight Mass was just fucking sad. And depressing.
Hamish Linklater doesn't do much for me. I know a lot of the reaction about Midnight Mass is all "hot priest" and whatnot, but I'm just kinda meh about him. I came for Kate Siegel and Zach Gilford. And they did not disappoint. The best scene of the whole thing was them sitting on Erin's couch talking about what happens when you die. Outstanding acting.
I will say, the scene where Sarah is pouring gasoline on the church and Paul walks in on her and says "God I'm so proud of you." Hamish got me there. In fact, all the scenes with Father Paul and Mildred Gunning were really good. If it had ended with them and Sarah on the bridge, I might feel differently about the whole show.
I was annoyed by how they telegraphed every major "reveal" several episodes ahead. I'm all for a little foreshadowing, but this one practically bent over backward to make sure everyone knew Father Paul was Monsignor, Monsignor was Sarah's father, Erin was going to lose the baby, etc.
The heavy-handed Catholicism was not my jam, either. Nothing against Catholics, per se. My family left the church when I was four. I have a lot of issues with the Catholic Church's leadership. But I believe you find God, faith, etc wherever you can. Sermons just doesn't make for good entertainment, imo.
The fact that NOBODY stood up when Father Paul's pet vampire strolls into the church, and screamed "That's not an angel. That thing has fucking bat wings!" was total bullshit. I get that Catholicism can make you think angels and demons are similar, but this show is set in modern times. There has been enough vampire-lore around for the teenagers and the twenty-somethings for at least one person to not buy the angel con. I might even go so far as to give you the drinking blood/communion wine/Jesus's blood angle. But the burning when exposed to sunlight? Nope. Sorry. That's the kind of shit that pulls me right out of the story and then I'm not entertained, I'm irritated.
But I think what pissed me off the most **MAJOR SPOILER HERE** was how in the very last scene when everyone but Warren and Leeza is dead, and they're watching the island burn, Leeza tells Warren, "I can't feel my legs." I fucking knew it! I knew they were going to take that away from her and it's shit. To end the whole thing like that is just bullshit. Fuck you, Mike Flanagan.
So yeah, I didn't like Midnight Mass. YMMV.
Serving A Purpose (Midnight Mass Spoilers Ahead)
I finished Midnight Mass last night and ever since 1x05 I’ve had a lot of thoughts about Riley and his need to serve a purpose. When he’s speaking to Erin about his day to day life he talks about just living, just existing, and how he serves no purpose. When he talks to Erin about what he thinks happens when he dies he talks about his body serving a purpose in death. Riley needs to have a purpose. He lost that after the girl’s death and his imprisonment, and back on the island he’s trying to find something, with the strong belief that there will never be anything again. That he will never leave the island again. Anyway. I remember being so angry when he died, because I believed he was denied the purpose he wanted his body to have in death, and in a way he was. But the more I thought about it, his death did serve a purpose. He made it serve a purpose by being with Erin when he died and showing her that everything he said was true. Am I still mad that he was denied his recovery and his future (because as much as he believed he didn’t have one, he absolutely had one), and denied the purpose in death he wanted to have? Absolutely. But I think there is still some measure of comfort in his death having a purpose. At least for him.
people who hear me listen to the midnight mass soundtrack without knowing where its from: oh, they must be religious! how nice!
me, silently but intensely: if only i could suck off father paul to this soundtrack
"father paul is not attractive 😐"
okay?? im sorry that you're blind but don't take it out on me wtf
on the outside i seem fine but on the inside im constantly replaying erin greene's monologue from the end of midnight mass :/
you know, hill house and bly manor both had flashbacks all the time and hill house was supposed to have a whole episode of backstory on the ghosts that got cut and I know midnight mass is not in the haunting series but what I’m getting at is mike flanagan loves a good flashback so where’s our midnight mass episode where John and Mildred are young hm??? wheres the flashback montage of them falling in love?
poor little cat boy priest :(
I finished Midnight Mass and GOD WHAT THE HELL
"Why are people thirsting over the priest? omg he's not hot.”
I don't know. I mean. He's an incredibly complex character, has a tragic, forbidden love backstory, was willing to watch the world burn for another chance with the woman he loved and their daughter, he's at the intersection of vampire kink and priest kink, he has the most screentime and he's played by a *handsome, charismatic, theatrically-trained actor in a career-defining performance that deserves all the awards.
It's a mystery. Guess we'll never know.
*No. Stop. He's handsome. He isn't even unconventionally attractive, he's just attractive. He might not be chiseled features, high cheekbones, jawline for days, Hollywood-Handsome but he's still attractive.
New OC! ●Containing some major spoilers for the show Midnight Mass, still watching the show, only found out about some stuff from people I know telling me about it :') ●
Name: Mikaela Gunning/Pruitt
Mildred Gunning (Mother)
Paul Hill/John Pruitt (Father)
Sarah Gunning (Sister)
Reading, drawing, swimming, painting
This will be part of a supernatural au, with it still being with vampires! Still trying to come up with a story line for it.
Shut up about how you think father paul isn't hot I assure you no one cares
Bless you, Son.
bev keane is gonna get my knife in her throat 🗡🗡🗡🗡🗡🗡
Oh my fucking god Bev is really pissing me off
Just finished Midnight Mass…holy fuck that was good!