There have been a lot of discussions floating around on Wickham—what the hell his motivations are, why his actions have been seemingly inexplicable more often than not, etc. etc.
I’m going to put out a half-formed theory I have, before today’s episode comes out and, in all likelihood, quashes it.
This ties everything together really well. Sometimes a prediction feels really awesome to me, and I hope it’s true, but then it turns out not to be and I realize in hindsight that it was my desire for it to be true that was making me think it was likely.
This one feels different. It ties in a lot of what would otherwise be loose ends, and in doing so delivers a version of the story that strongly evokes Austen’s Wickham. So I want this to be true, because it’s awesome, but I think it may actually be true, because it makes so much sense.
Following Ren sometimes makes me feel both comparatively stupid and undeservedly fortunate. This is one of those times.
Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/43081892120.