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AoS S07E07 Spoilerific Reaction Thread: Does phrasing mean nothing to you people?

Also known as: “Why yes, I do have the maturity and comedic sensabilities of the average second grader while miraculously remaining smarter than a fifth grader.”

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Anyway, Bill and Ted aside, I wanted to pull out something out of last week’s thread from Stick (and if you guys aren’t swimming through the conversation a day or so after viewing, you’re missing some *great* comments by delayed viewers, btw. . . )

(In the interest of not just being that lurker who puts STARS EVERYWHERE because you lot are great, here’s a thinky digressive bit.)

“You’re not a person.”

Look, I thought we’d been over this. Of course Coulson is still a person. He’s just been uploaded to a Framework with ambulatory capacity! (Also, suffering from a bit of amnesia. But he’s done that since day one.)

Sure, the wotsit, continuity problem still applies. But I posit that’s basically the Ship of Theseus at high speed. All the parts have been replaced. Nothing of the original remains. He’s not the same Coulson.

(... none of us are, 98% of the atoms in our bodies are replaced every year ...)

But he’s Coulson. In the words of the scholars of old, si natat ut anates. *

Which is not to say that I don’t get May’s galaxy-sized annoyance at having to grieve him one, more, DAMN TIME. :P


* Or, okay, me abusing google translate.

I think my favorite part of this is the reference to the Walking Framework — I’m reminded of Simmons’ evolution there to recognize Framework!People as “real”. Of course, I’m still campaigning hard for an AIDA-tech REalBoy body for Coulson, so he and May can snuggle up and happily-ever-until-next-catastrophe.


See you all tonight!

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