IT GETS BETTER
Bill: "Vampires commit suicide for all kinds of reasons, but mostly it's because y'all have been so mean to us ever since Russell Edgington pulled out that dude's heart on TV and declared war on humanity. You guys took that really poorly."
Glamoured Reporter: "We-took-that-really-poorly."
Bill: "Now, let's talk about Jesus."
Like many of those from the world of that theatre we call The Theatre, Fiona Shaw is in the habit of saying fascinating things pretty much whenever she feels like it. So here:
Fiona Shaw: "Antonia's the most unlikely person to make non-vampires do something against their will, or hold hostages; she seeks only the willing. She only entered Marnie because Marnie begged her to. But Marnie has a deep desire to make her mark on the world, because she's been overlooked. When Antonia infused Marnie, it brought out Marnie's latent powers, and being empowered has had a huge effect on her ego. Her entire deportment changes, because how you carry yourself is all about how you feel about yourself."
Again this idea that it's not an either/or but the usual activist thing of how whittling yourself down to one cause or vengeance makes you a lot more powerful but also means ego-identification with some particular unconscious element that gets control or the upper hand, which will always make you less of a person overall. Like, maybe that sounds harsh, but think about the radical straight-edgers that'll curbstomp a guy for eating pastrami: Something got lost in the translation from Person to Purpose.
Any attempt to describe yourself with a list of words that is less than infinite is doomed to failure: When you think like a hammer everything looks like a nail, obviously, but you also lose all the parts of yourself that are not-hammer, which is the majority of your parts.
Antonia: "Man, I cannot believe the mileage Bill is getting out of this. But mostly I'm pissed that only one old lady vampire died. This is not how it went last time!"
Tara: "Wait, that spell we did was about marching vampires out into the sunlight? That seems questionable."
Antonia: "When your enemy's might so vastly outweighs your own that it's comparably infinite, honorable symmetrical warfare is no longer possible. You must grind your enemy out of existence because there's no other way to do it."
Tara: "I kind of see what you're saying."
Antonia: "[Lots of heart-tugging weasel words and neurolinguistic programming like she's trying to get Tara to vote Republican.]"
Tara: "I have come to the conclusion all by myself that we must destroy all vampires."