There were so many times in the past where we didn’t know if we would see Ian and Mickey together again or we thought we had to say goodbye to them so many other times before, but now we KNOW we have to say goodbye. This doesn’t feel real. 😭
11 years of them. And it’s over tonight. This has been my show for so long and my comfort and now we have to say goodbye forever. I’m a mess already.
I think I’m going to save my extremely sappy & long ass post for tomorrow night about the impact this show has had on me but we’ll see how I’m feeling after the finale tonight. 🥺
14 notes · View notes
the thing about s11, in terms of gallavich, is that despite it not being up to standard, despite stupid storylines and somewhat unsatisfying resolutions sometimes, i still think that overall it was worth having bc it didn’t ruin gallavich, if anything it just showed how solid and stable their relationship is, especially compared to how it was in the past.
from their conflict about money we got to see how important it was for ian to be a provider and how much he wanted to save money so they could move out, get their own place and officially start their life together. we also saw how much mickey cared about ian when he tried to get a ‘normal’ job bc he wanted him to, and when he tried to cheer him up by getting him to join him on his security job when he noticed how down ian was after losing his job; from their ‘who’s the man of the relationship’ conflict, no matter how you feel about such gems as ‘dirty convict’, ‘jonas loving slut’, ‘dom top daddy’ and ‘uber masculine slut’, you could say they have a good healthy sex life (no kinkshaming, you do your thing boys) and the end of the ep showed their willingness to compromise, be open to new things, and give each other what the other wants during sex while still enjoying themselves; even the whole ‘sex with others’ thing in ep 7, whether you’re into that or hate it, whether you think it’s ooc or not, the most important thing is they’re in this *together*. they clearly had talks about it which means healthy communication and setting boundaries respected by both, and they’re open to experimenting (more of that good sex life mentioned before) but even then nothing is more important to them than each other and their relationship hence why they’re only willing to do it *together*.
so tl;dr ofc i wish some things had been done differently, i wish there’d been less arguing and fighting, i wish there’d been more happy sweet moments (we were robbed of their honeymoon phase, again!), i wish there’d been better conflicts that had been explored and dealt with better....but s11 gave us ian being a good husband who’s obsessed with keeping mickey safe and out of prison, who wants to build a home and start a life with him together, who comforts him when bad shit happens, who just wants him to have nice things and a better life like he deserves. and it gave us mickey being a good husband who loves ian more than anything, who wants to provide for him (even if his ways are not the most legal), who notices when ian’s feeling down and tries to snap him out of his bad mood and give him something to do, who wants to work with him (as if they don’t spend enough time together already), who wants to be a good man better than his dad ever was, who’s willing to pretend everything’s ok so as not to ruin ian’s happiness, who’s willing to struggle and fight his own insecurities and fears and push his limits in order for ian to be happy and have his dreams (for the both of them!) become a reality. and even in those more shall we say questionable storylines they had this season, you can still find something good and positive about gallavich, and ultimately the fact that all those arguments and conflicts eventually ended with them being happy and in love? it just shows how soild they are and how low the stakes have become, bc just like noel said, they truly are UNBREAKABLE.
10 notes · View notes