I borrowed the script from the library specifically to check on what Grindelwald said to Newt at the end, because it was incomprehensible! Apparently it was: "Will we die, just a little?" WTF does THAT mean? I read a theory that suggested Grindelwald and Newt have ~history, and that does make sense, really, because he addresses this directly to Newt, and this line of dialogue is so inexplicable at the moment, but maybe it means something to Newt? Any ideas on this?
Then, I read the Credence/Graves scene
"GRAVES gently, almost seductively, moves his thumb across the cuts, healing them instantly. CREDENCE stares...
GRAVES seems to make a decision. He puts on an earnest, trustworthy expression as, from his pocket, he produces a chain bearing the symbol of the Deathly Hallows.
GRAVES: I want you to have this, Credence. I would trust very few with it -
GRAVES moves close, placing the chain around CREDENCE's neck as he whispers.
GRAVES: Very few.
GRAVES places his hands on either side of CREDENCE's neck, drawing him in, his speech quiet, intimate.
GRAVES: ...but you - you're different.
CREDENCE is unsure, both nervous of and attracted by GRAVE's behaviour...
GRAVES moves even closer to CREDENCE, his face inches from the boy's neck - the effect is both alluring and threatening - as he whispers.
GRAVES: Do this and you will be honoured among wizards. For ever.
GRAVES pulls CREDENCE into a hug which, with his hand on CREDENCE's neck, seems more controlling than affectionate. CREDENCE, overwhelmed by the seeming affection, closes his eyes and relaxes slightly."
OMG, and YES PLEASE. ♥
And some spoilers about the rest of the series, for people who don't mind discussing that:
(my son J says this is how most people feel about Sirius dying in HP and it serves me right. !!!)
CREDENCE LIVES: The script has a little description of his apparent death which shows AHA he's not gone...
As Newt follows Madam Picquery’s gaze, he sees a tendril of black matter, a small part of the Obscurus, floating down through the roof. Unnoticed by anyone else, it eventually floats up and away, trying to reconnect with its host.
And apparently A deleted scene showed him boarding a boat at the end of the film. This is great news, but I cannot be truly content without the prospect of more Graves/Credence alleyway angst.
And apparently, we can expect a fadeout of Newt, Tina, Queenie and Jacob as main characters, to be replaced by Grindelwald, Credence and Dumbledore. I thought the first film was pretty dark and depressing on the whole, and it seems the tone of the series will if anything get darker? I'm not sure how I feel about this, but if Credence is involved, it can't be all bad. :DD
And finally: still no news about the casting of Dumbledore... what do you think? Any hopes or fears?
I'd love to hear your thoughts. ♥