Nico (vilakins) wrote,

In praise of Blake

People have been making posts in praise of Blake, and there's a suggestion that we work our way through the crew after that. I thought I'd go in the order we meet them, so that's Blake, Vila, Jenna, Avon, Gan, Cally, Dayna, Tarrant, and Soolin.


Blake is an idealistic revolutionary, a good and honest man who genuinely cares for his crew of outcasts and criminals. Yes, he does let the cause run away with him at times (e.g. dealing with the Terra Nostra), but it's a damned good cause and one worth fighting for.

Blake’s liking for his crew is returned by them. He treats Vila with respect for his talents, complimenting him on occasion--and in his hearing--and obviously enjoys his humour, returning Vila’s banter with deadpan wit of his own. I love their interaction in "Seek-Locate-Destroy".

With Blake as leader, there was actually a chance they'd win. There was hope and direction. He might get impatient with people sometimes but to me there's no doubt that he gave a damn for them all.

Although I disagreed with his original plan to destroy Star One, I missed him a lot when he left. Big cause, big sleeves, and big heart.

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