I love all the little character directing touches Eren added. Una going through Blue’s book, and snapping the book closed, were his additions. I think they’re great little moments that say a lot about Una’s mood.
Cory and I have been binge-watching Columbo on Netflix, before it goes away in January. We’ve developed a head cannon for the show that entertains us almost as much as the show itself (which is quite good). I’m sure other people had similar thoughts on it while the show was airing, but we add to it with each episode.
Columbo is a detective that puts on a bumbling act to throw off the murderers he’s investigating. He frequently mentions relatives, particularly his wife, but also aunts, nephews, in-laws, cousins, etc. Yet we never meet them.
“You’re a very infuriating man, Lieutenant!”
“Yeah, my wife says that to me all the time.”
“I bet she does.”
So here’s the head-cannon we’ve build so far: Columbo has no wife. In fact, he has no family at all. He’s actually an orphan who was picked up as a ward of the state and raised from a young age to be the ultimate investigator of high-profile cases, which is why he managed to get the position and leeway in the force that he has. His stories about his relatives are all fabrications, carefully crafted over years of a lonely childhood fantasizing about what a big family would be like. Everyone on the force knows this, but humors him.
“Yeah…you better call your wife and tell her.”
Whenever he does need to make a call to “his wife” he actually calls up a buddy on the force, who follows his lead based on whatever cues Columbo’s giving him in order to help him create a cover for his case. This buddy does so only with begrudging tolerance, but he can’t deny Columbo’s results so he keeps playing along. The only family Columbo has is the dog he got as part of a cover story, but then didn’t have the heart to get rid of.
…I told this to someone and they said it was just too sad. Ah well. I can’t seem to write any other kind of story. Maybe someday I’ll learn to write an upbeat, bouncy story…but I just find them so much less interesting.
Have you ever come up with your own personal head-cannon for a story?