Chimney: Man, you're such a simp!
Eddie: I'm sorry???
Hen: Yeah. I mean, ever since you started dating Buck, you've been such a softie.
Eddie: I beg your pardon! I'll have you know that I am the BOSS in this relationship. What I say GOES. I MAKE the rules. It's ME who protects-
Buck: Hey, babe? You wanna come cuddle? I got the heated blanket!
Eddie: CAN I BE THE LITTLE SPOON?
found family roster, check off all that apply:
- tired Dad
- those two (gay) pining idiots
- Sarcastic and Secretly Sad
- broody asshole with abandonment issues that somehow makes him loveable
- those two gay pining idiots (OG generation)
- the middlest middle child
- short chaotic gremlin (usually likes tech)
- genuinely so nice, no one knows why they’re associated with everyone else
- whore, but like, with feelings
Porsche 911 Carrera S
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Buck: I know you think my judgement around Eddie is clouded because I like him a little
Maddie: You doodled your wedding invitation
Buck: No! This is our joint tombstone
Maddie: My mistake
Songs from my Buddie Playlist: 21/?
It may be better to move on and to let life just carry on
And I may be wrong
Still, I'll try
Cause it's better to love whether you win or lose or die
It's better to love whether you win or lose or die
It's better to love and I will love you until I die
– The Graveyard Near the House, The Airborne Toxic Event
Buck & Eddie and Thomas & Mitchell - Parallels
Buck met Thomas in 2x8 “Buck Actually” while the 118 was on a call and they had a conversation about love. Thomas told Buck that all he and Mitchell ever wanted was to go together and after Buck said he hoped that he could find something that good one day, Thomas replied, “You don’t find it son, you make it!”. Buck was supposed to learn that he could love whomever he chooses and they could build a life together the same way Thomas and Mitchell had done but Buck misunderstood the assignment.
Buck and Eddie’s lives parallel with Thomas and Mitchell’s lives in a lot of ways. First, Buck is like Mitchell and Eddie is like Thomas; therefore on the day of the accident, Buck was talking to Thomas who was like Eddie which could be the reason why he misunderstood the assignment. It probably would have been different if he had the conversation with Mitchell instead of Thomas because he would have been able to relate to him since they were so much alike. Second, when Thomas called 9-1-1, he told Maddie that he couldn’t lose Mitchell because he was his heart and his everything. Reminder, Eddie’s heart is Buck and he can’t lose him either. There have been several heart references that relate directly to Eddie over the past four and a half years and those references always related back to Buck and Eddie’s relationship. Third, Thomas said Mitchell was the risk taker and he just wanted to follow along. That sounds familiar doesn’t it because Buck is the risk taker too and Eddie has followed Buck into danger during rescues several times like he did in 3x16 “The One That Got Away” and the same way he did in 3x18 “What’s Next?” The fourth parallel includes the one who always drives. Every time Buck and Eddie are in the car together, Buck is the one who drives and the same thing happened with Thomas and Mitchell. Mitchell always drove while Thomas rode in the passenger’s seat. The fifth parallel includes their height differences because Mitchell and Buck are both taller than Thomas and Eddie. The sixth parallel includes the way they flirted with each other. Buck and Eddie flirted in 3x9 “Fallout” the same way Thomas and Mitchell did when they were younger. The seventh parallel includes the way they hugged each other. In 3x1 “Kids Today” Eddie placed his hand on Buck’s waist when he hugged him and Thomas did the same thing when he and Mitchell were younger while they were dancing together in a club.
It’s important to note that Buck and Eddie were both on the scene that day but Buck is the one who talked with Thomas and he’s also the one who saw Thomas’ and Mitchell’s life together when he looked at some of their photos that had fallen out of the photo album/memory book Thomas was planning to carry with them that day. Even though Eddie was there too, he didn’t talk to Thomas and he didn’t see the photo album. All he saw was Buck’s devastation, Thomas holding Mitchell’s hand after he died and how their deaths affected Buck. Eddie comforted Buck and he’s continued to do that for him even after he was shot by a sniper because Eddie’s main concern before he went unconscious for the last time in 4x14 “Survivors” was if Buck was ok and he asked him, “Are you hurt?’ while they were in the back of the 133′s ladder truck.
The parallels between Buck and Eddie’s relationship and Thomas and Mitchell’s relationship do not appear to be coincidences. Actually, it seems like Thomas and Mitchell’s relationship was shown to foreshadow Buck and Eddie’s relationship. Will there be even more parallels between Buck and Eddie’s lives when compared with Thomas and Mitchell’s lives in 6B? Only the showrunner(s), writers and producers know the answer to that question.
GIFs: 2x8 (8), 2x1, 4x13, 3x9, 3x1, 2x4