final scene of takiawase
I loved this bit because you spend so much of the series seeing him interact with humans, all smooth and calm and slow-moving (even motionless) but then occasionally, you get to see that he’s fast, strong and terrifying.
this was the perfect intersection between terrifying and hot. he is a predator, he is a predator, and that means he is ruthless, and it’s so beautiful the way he just goes and now the odds are even further in my favour - it’s almost like he half-respects her as an adversary. maybe not a person, like will, but a dangerous animal. capable. which is i guess high praise from someone who looks at the world and sees dumb, docile cattle.
"Mikkelsen, tall and severe, is built like an old-fashioned shaving razor. For the first few episodes, he was playing the sheath. It would be some time before he gave us a glimpse of the blade."