Fuck Yeah, Due South! Thursday 3/3
It’s obvious that the decision to shoot his own wolf isn’t one he takes lightly; it’s clear that bringing his father’s rifle out of the chest in his apartment is not an easy thing for him to do. Watch him as he handles it, almost reverently, carefully. There’s much on his mind, and there are distinct memories associated with this piece of history that are extremely personal. With it, he’s about to do the unthinkable - a memory he’ll never be able to erase.
We really don’t get to see Fraser use a weapon very often in the show; it’s largely a writer’s preference, and because it’s in-character for Fraser to try every last option available to him before opting for a potentially lethal one. This is the one occasion where there’s a very deeply emotional connection behind its use. He has literally lined up the shot and he can make it with just one bullet - that’s all he asks Ray for, he didn’t earn those sharpshooter patches for nothing - and you can see that it’s tearing him apart as he lines up the shot. Asking if he can live with himself, asking himself if he can forgive himself, and that answer is likely a big fat no. And knowing he has to do it anyway.
Annnnd considering I have been up all night and I am just rambling at the screen incoherently now, I think I’ll call it good for this edition of Fuck Yeah, Due South! Thursday.