Sophy says: Franky is sitting by herself doing the enigmatic smoking thing. TDL comes up and tells her what she’s thinking, which she finds super charming. He says she’s thinking that life is so fucking predictable, which in itself is such an agonizingly predictable thing for an enigmatically-smoking teen to be thinking, but okay.
He sketches out Franky’s miserable lot - having parents, an education, friends, all that - and then explains to her that she doesn’t have to care about any of that, because she doesn’t owe anybody anything.
I quote: “You don’t owe anybody anything. You owe nothing. Come with me.” “Where?” is Franky’s question. His answer: “Anywhere. Until we get bored. Then… whatever. This is real life. This is it.” “And we go right now?” Franky asks excitedly. “Right now,” TDL replies.
This is a revelatory moment for Franky, because she is one of those teenagers who is really angry and selfish. Some teenagers are like that. Not all. S5 Franky certainly wasn’t, after all. I firmly believe that that girl would have raised a wise eyebrow at TDL’s philosophy of life, and informed him that she most certainly did owe her parents coming home safe, that she of course owed it to her friends not to disappear on them in Morocco, that she owed it to her boyfriend to at least actually split up with them before fucking off with another guy, and that most of all she owed it to herself to finish high school and to generally be a decent human being, thank you very much.
This Franky? She basically swoons. She leaves with this stranger without a word to the people she owes so much better to.
Rin says: That’s why this is so frustrating. Franky was the GOOD one of the group, the one who always knew what the right thing to do was. And no, I’m not saying she had to stay that way, but the thing is we never get told WHY she had a personality transplant overnight. All of this is happening BEFORE Grace is in any sort of danger.
Unless this is Melancholia. But it’s not. She’s just a selfish bitch now. For no reason at all.