Act like you don’t like him.”
His face in the last gif…
That is the face of a boy, who just realized his tricks don’t work. All the ways he played games with girls before are falling short. I use the term “boy” intentionally, because these are the relational moments that force people to mature, to change…to grow-up, because you have to start re-calculating and learning a new way to be with someone.
Major credit to Nico and Sharon in this brief scene too, their interplay is flawless. If you notice, from the start to the end, their affects completely rotate as the power dynamic shifts within a few lines of dialogue:
- At the start of their interaction, Rae’s face is downturned as she’s withholding; whereas Finn’s is higher energy as he initiates with her.
- In the middle, their energy levels mix and effect each other, creating a transference/counter-transference.
- Rae’s affect becomes more upbeat as she dismisses him (thanks, Danny!); whereas Finn’s falls as he’s deflated.