i don’t accept any of this. i don’t accept that helena would ever try for a normal life. i don’t accept that helena would ever want to settle down with a man and a child. i don’t accept that helena would be that cold to myka. i don’t accept that helena would care more about saving a kid than she would myka. i don’t accept that helena would care more about a guy she’s only known for six months than a woman she’s known for years, a woman who has literally saved helena from herself. i don’t accept that helena could willing let the woman who knows her better than anyone else go. i don’t accept that helena would let myka walk away from her. i don’t accept this. i can not and i will not accept it. fuck all of you in the writers room.
I DO NOT ACCEPT THAT HELENA G WELLS - WOMAN SUFFRAGIST WHO LOVED MYKA BECAUSE SHE IS THE KIND OF WOMAN IN THE PRESENT THAT HELENA WANTED TO BE IN THE PAST - WOULD GIVE UP HER DREAMS OF WOMEN DOING AMAZING THINGS [WAAH, WORDS ESCAPE ME] FOR THIS LIFE OF DOMESTICITY
Except that its NOT H.G. Wells. You guys she is literally NOT HERSELF. Its more than just the need to hide her initials. She could have been “Helena Wells” and not raised suspicion. She chose the name that was IN NO WAY HER.
The thing people keep forgetting I think is that HELENA IS STILL NOT OK. She is STILL not over the death of her daughter and SHE AND MYKA HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY FUCKING DISCUSSED WHAT THEY ARE TO EACH OTHER. So here is this connection between these two women, strong enough TO STOP ONE FROM DESTROYING THE WORLD, and then again, to get her to SACRIFICE herself to save Myka (and the world) again, but she never has any time to deal with that connection, to come to terms with what it means.
The last time Helena felt that strongly about someone that someone was murdered and HELENA KIND OF TRIED TO BLOW UP THE WORLD.
So now we see “Emily Lake.” And Emily Lake is boring and normal. Emily Lake loves a safe man and has a daughter and a boring job and she gets driven to work every day. BECAUSE THAT IS AS FAR AWAY FROM THE WAREHOUSE AND MYKA AS SHE COULD GET. It is SO far away from a love that probably scares the shit out of her, a relationship that - as much as I think Helena WANTS it - is STILL in her mind tied up with TRYING TO (but being talked down from) ENDING THE WORLD.
And remember, Artie may have TOLD her about sacrificing herself to save the Warehouse but she didn’t LIVE it. FOR HELENA G. WELLS, STRONG EMOTIONS STILL MAKE HER DANGEROUS TO THOSE AROUND HER, ESPECIALLY THOSE PEOPLE SHE LOVES.
So yeah. H.G. Wells would NEVER do the things we saw in this episode.
BUT as far as I’m concerned, that WASN’T H.G. Wells. That was Helena, trying SO VERY HARD to run from herself.
And she’s going to fail.
And she’s going to go back to her truth. Which is the Warehouse and Myka.
And until the final episode airs I refuse to believe otherwise.