James expresses more dangerous and scary Emilio-Estevez-in-The Breakfast Club-philosophy when he goes floaty and says, "You wanna be right. You wanna win. So the game's never over, until you come out on top." James walks down the stairs, really looking like he's done something great -- like he's achieved some wonderful thing. Be happy, James, fine, but context, m'boy. Proportion. I guess when "winning" is so ingrained, it's all the drug you need...well, that and the occasional case of Schlitz. Holly sulk-walks right behind James and not-at-all-coyly follows him around the indoor hangar. What a moosh. Oh, "what's a moosh?" you ask. I don't know. I just made it up. But it sounds like what she's being. So James, also with too-much-hair-gel, goes floaty and talks about letting competitiveness and winning at any cost become too important to him: "A lot of the time I think, 'Jim, shut up. Does it really matter to you in twenty years? Will it really matter?'" See that's funny, because a lot of the time I just say, "Jim, shut up." And leave it at that. So James is going to Do A Good Thing, and he walks outside and hands the flying vest to SulkHolly. "Take it, man. Take it and love it." (Yeah, that's exactly what James said to Theo that morning in the hotel room a few episodes ago. You're catching on. Good job.) Holly hugs him and he lifts her up and says, "Have a good time, man!" smiling really hugely, perhaps realizing that doing something nice for someone else can feel just as good as winning...but more likely he just felt her butt. She's almost crying, and she says, "I love you forever." Manipulative. Annoying. Efficient. That's Holly. James floats, blathering, "I just really saw a young little girl, that really just wanted to fly that jet. I mean, I had my time in the sun, really. Why not share it with someone else?" So that was James' idea of being "in the sun." Hmmm. Yup, it's all downhill from here, Jim.
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