buckygoddamnbarnes asked: ok im confused- what exactly happened during that margot verger flashback? what was that trying to show?
She was being held to the floor by Mason, her abusive brother, who I think we’re set to meet properly in episode 10 — He’ll be played by Michael Pitt. I believe the show will change some points about his character though, so there’s no need to go into all that yet…but I suppose you’re mostly asking about the tears and the martini?
In the book, Mason (or rather Cordell — a charcter not necessary yet though) collects tears on gauze and then stirs them into martinis so Mason can literally drink the pain/fear he’s caused others.
The whole scene was a homage to the novel, right down to the tank with the eel, which I hope comes into play later if the show gets that far! They definitely set up the possibility for a nice bookended storyline, anyway.