silverpearl4 said: The finale was awesome so was your review Karley! Well,I just wanted to ask: What did you thought about Raph ?((in this episode overall )) ~SP4
I needed more Raph in that finale, but wit the small bit I got, I was completely satisfied.
Raph has a few amazing moments in this finale, here are my top three:
- The entire scene when Leo crashes into April’s apartment. Raph’s holding Leo’s head up right after he comes through the window, because it’s like he’s trying to process what’s happening. That his older brother in on the ground beneath him beaten horribly and possibly dying. And he’s just completely silent, looking so intently at Leo, like he’s begging the universe to make this stop. And then he carries Leo on his back all the way out of the apartment, down the street to the van. He’s so protective of Leo in those moments, because he knows if he can’t make this nightmare end, he’s going to make sure it doesn’t continue. He literally will not let anyone else touch his older brother.
- The moment in the beginning when he stands up for Donnie’s feelings to Casey. “It doesn’t matter…you know how Donnie feels about her.” That moment is so great, mainly because we always see Raph give Donnie such a hard time about his crush. So to see him completely standing up for Donnie on his own, no guilt prompting, and to his best friend…it’s so great.
- And finally…the moment when Raph’s world basically falls apart. The scene where he watches Shredder take Splinter down…and Raph completely loses his sanity. The Shredder took his older brother away, and now he took his father away. And something as simple as metal bars are trapping Raph, preventing him from doing absolutely anything about it. Raph feels utterly useless in those moments, he feels like he let his family down. And the only thing that can save him from himself in those moments is Mikey telling him everything was going to be okay. Raph needed his family, Raph needed his baby brother to remind him that somehow, their family would pull through this.