Ben Platt | The Politician | Season 2
Ben Platt | The Politician | Season 2
Ben Platt | The Politician | Season 1
Yay another late night “The Politician” ramble/idea-spewing by me!
I’ve had the idea of, in my opinion, the ideal ending to “The Politician” and I’m gonna tell all of you lovely people about it. (Keep in mind that my idea is literally like… the last 5 to 10 minutes of the series finale so not very long but this idea makes sense in my mind)
So, Payton is the President of the United States (yay! good for him!).
He gets assassinated late down the line of his presidency.
The scene cuts to him in Heaven (In my head, Heaven looks like a big white space with clouds everywhere)
Everything is quiet, almost too quiet, no music or anything, just the sound of… existing? I guess?
Anyway, Payton looks around for a moment or two. He sees a figure in the distance. The figure comes closer to Payton and hugs him.
The figure is River.
They smile at each other and walk into the distance together.
The acoustic version of “Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens starts to play as Payton and River walk farther and farther away from the camera. (Here’s the link to the song: https://youtu.be/xQU5rY8yjlo)
“Chicago” continues to play through the credits. The acoustic version of the song is very calming. I think, when it’s put into the context of “The Politician”, it can almost be symbolic of death.
The version that plays in the show’s intro sequence is grand and loud, almost sounding like a machine with tons of moving parts, like Payton’s brain.
But when he’s dead and in Heaven with his soulmate, his brain is calm and not buzzing constantly.
I hope any of that made sense. Feel free to DM me if you want to talk about this idea! :)
sufjan stevens' music was made for river and payton (not literally but a lot of the songs make me think of them)
a list of sufjan stevens songs that were practically made for river and payton:
all of me wants all of you
john my beloved
should have known better
to be alone with you
chicago (acoustic version)
death with dignity
fourth of july
the hidden river of my life
thank you. that is all.
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Everyone and their mother’s great-grandma knows that Payton and River had something going on.
Every article about the show, every interview, the fucking wiki fandom pages, and EVERY other source of media has the line of, “Payton and River, two young men who shared a deeply intimate, yet complicated relationship…” in some way, shape of form written on it.
I wanna know the depth of that. I know that it most likely won’t be explored in season 3, because Ryan Murphy and because Payton either cannot or will not admit that he loved River, even though he very obviously and blatantly did.
But I wanna know the parts of their relationship that we don’t see in the show.
How they work together, how their relationship dynamic is, do they have to sneak around? Did Payton’s team know about the kiss? How did they react? Did they react at all? Did they go on dates? Secret dates? Did Georgina know? How did she react? Did she give Payton advice on how to sneak around with your queer lover because she had experience with Bridgette? (Probably spelled her name wrong)
I wanna know this stuff. I need to know this stuff.
They gay, keep scrollin
Payton Hobart hasn't relaxed once since he was seven years old, and even if he doesn't see that as a problem, River knows it's high time he learned to let his hair down. So he decides to take matters into his own hands. But of course, Payton wouldn't recognize a pre-arranged date if it walked up and smacked him in the face.
Rated Teen and Up for brief language and implied underage sex. Nothing graphic though, since I can't write smut to save my own life. Just... imagine whatever you want in the scene gap. Heck, even fluffy little cuddles will do. Whatever floats your boat.
Yes Ben platt singing about his dead best friend who died from su***de
This is fucking hilarious to me. It’s Payton and River’s kiss scene from the pilot episode…
But it’s in reverse.
I want to hope just as much as everyone but... To everyone saying they HAVE to do buddie now, R*an M*rphy literall made payton kiss river, fall in love with him, literally be haunted by him for MONTHS, and then backtrack and say that he's straight. So I wouldn't keep my hopes up.
I can’t sleep, so I did what any normal person would do when trying to lull themself to sleep: read the entire Wikipedia page for the “Pitch Perfect” movie franchise.
I’m about to say stuff that might make no fucking sense but I don’t care.
Bruh her last name is Hobart.
Who’s another character coincidentally played by Ben Platt who’s last name is also Hobart?
Are they related??
Is mother fucking Payton Hobart somehow related to Fat Amy?
DOES HE KNOW BENJI??
On today’s list of “Stupid Shit That Randomly Pops Into Morgan’s Brain” we have…
Payton and River enemies to lovers AU
OKAY I PROMISE IM GONNA DO IT THIS TIME
give and ye shall reiveth
OKAY OKAY BIG NEWS
Ben Platt did a Reddit AMA today, and I asked him about Payton Hobart’s sexuality.
PAYTON HOBART IS CANONICALLY PAN!
It’s great that we (The fans of “The Politician”) have an answer to this question!
Good lord today is a great day. (:
I know no one cares but here it is.
Here’s my list of characters that I kin/heavily project onto with reasons as to why I kin them. (These characters also double as comfort characters)
1) Payton Hobart (The Politician)
He’s very detail oriented and he knows what he wants out of life. I’m the same way. I’ve known what I want to do as a career since I was in 7th grade. Payton has known about his dream since he was 7 years old. (That connection with the number 7 is cool in my opinion). He also has a hard time with expressing his emotions. I do, too.
2) Grinpayne (The Grinning Man)
He’s disfigured around the mouth, I have a sever underbite. I know they aren’t the same thing, but both of us are ashamed of the lower halves of our faces.
3) Connor (Detroit Become Human)
He’s very analytical (at the start of the game at least) and will do anything to get a job done. He also does the same coin flippy thing that I like to do.
Boy howdy do I love these lads lmao goodness!
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what's with The Politician and having characters say they don't think someone is "actually bi" despite having been in a romantic relationship with that person??