Remember that time Olivia was smiling and then Peter just had to bring up that time they were searching for their lost daughter.
To be fair, he just wanted to talk about PIE. And their daughter was sitting right…
I’m not in denial! That’s what I said! He just wanted to talk about the pie, he wasn’t angsting about it cause the kid is right there!
I know, I didn’t mean you, specifically, in denial. I meant we’re all thinking and/or wishing something along the lines of : ‘but why are they not happy and jumping each other’s bones all the time and being gooey sweet like in OS plus their child because their child is there.’ which is basically Peter’s line of thought.
And then Etta goes all: My Gramps is silly. Also a junkie. My Aunt is cool and will stand up to his bullshit. My dad makes me laugh and is totally endearing because he sometimes still likes to pretend I’m 3. My mom just gave me an ankle hug omg ahgdsfjhdaksghfkgjsk my mom loves me.
OMG, I either just had an epiphany or was really slow to realize something about that scene. I think in Peter’s mind, now that he knows that Etta’s okay all that stress and worrying that he went through when she was missing is somewhat irrelevant. He’s so happy that his family’s getting a second chance that he’s determined to only focus on the good, to the point that in a time of turmoil over losing his daughter, he just remembers the pie.
There are two reasons I can think of for why Olivia feels differently. The first is that to her, Etta isn’t totally okay. She saw what Etta did to the loyalist, saw how she’s been hardened. So Olivia still feels a sense of loss that Peter’s seemed to have dampened. Also, Olivia gave up hope on Etta when she was missing. So I think she must feel guilty for giving up on her little girl during that time.
I feel like at some point this post adopted a tone way more serious than the other comments…
OLIVIA GRABBED ETTA’S ANKLE!!! THEY’RE GONNA BE BESTIES NOW!!!