||[Jun. 26th, 2005|03:01 pm]
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QAF Recap 506 06-19-05
by StickyKeys Queer As Folk Episode 506 Aired 6-19-05
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Ben asks when the big event is and Hunter says it’s the next day and it will be in front of the whole school. Yeah, that’s when I knew it was a lie because there’s no way the whole school would show up for a voluntary debate club event. Gosh, I’m not even sure the whole debate club would show up for that. I used to do speech and debate in high school and talk about deserted! The only time we saw people is when we went to nationals and competitions. Anyhoo, Justin goes all Geraldo on Hunter’s ass and asks what the topic is. Hunter says it’s capitol punishment, “I’m all for it, I say fry the motherfuckers.” He looks at Justin the entire time while saying this and Justin gives this, “whatever” sigh. Michael puts his hands on Hunter’s shoulders and says, “Now you see why we’re so proud!” It’s very cute and Justin gives a little laugh. Hunter could so totally beat Justin down.
I love how wonderfully uncomfortable those two are around each other. In the show they’re only 4 years apart, and the next closest person to Justin is Emmett. Let’s see, Ted is 38, Michael and Brian are 34 (they both turned 30 the first season), Emmett has to be at least 32 which still puts him 11 years ahead of Justin. The point is that here you have Hunter who really is being a 17 year old, then you have Justin, who at 17 was in love with a much older man and trying to get him to settle down. He’s always wanted this really adult existence, like he was born in the wrong decade. I can relate to that, but I also try to enjoy my youth. I think Hunter kind of calls Justin on his “I’m so mature” bullshit that he puts out. And for that, I love Hunter. As I said, he’ll do something to mess it up, but for now I love him.