So, this is purely for the Gabriel/William fans in the audience (yeah, I’m looking at you theslashhack and daisy4days), but I was reading the leaked pilot script and got to the concluding scene, and, well…
GABRIEL towers over William, his fierce wings folding back against his armored body.
William drops to his knees before Gabriel like a submissive dog, eyes focused on the ground. Gabriel’s tone is surprisingly soft. Almost loving.
GABRIEL: My son…
Gabriel gently touches his head. William looks up.
WILLIAM: We’ve found him.
It’s also interesting that most of the higher angels we’ve seen hidden in Vega have had fairly menial/low-ranking positions: a stallholder (Louis worked in the market, didn’t he?), a medic, a bank clerk, an army sergeant. IIRC, one of the three strung-up angels in Ouroboros was an engineer, but I think that’s been the most prominent position we’ve heard of an incognito angel holding. We know there were lots more in Vega (all those body bags that pushed Michael onto his warpath!), but yeah… pretty interesting that they didn’t all set themselves up in cushy V5+ positions!
Oh, yeah, the other angels definitely were pretty low ranking, too.
It’s possible that they didn’t want to bring attention to themselves, I guess, or maybe they just didn’t have the influence to work their way up the totem pole?
I mean, maybeee Michael could’ve put in a good word or two in for them (because he’s pretty revered by Vega, and he was probably the one who made sure that Noma got a job in the army so she could watch Alex), but most of the angels declared themselves ‘neutral’ and it doesn’t seem like he really associated with them. It was Louis who knew where all of them were, after all.
That says a lot about Michael, tbh, the fact that the angels’ deaths lead him on his warpath……he’s an angel first than with the humans, who he had originally stood with for a long time.
It’s possible that the angels didn’t have the ability to work their way up the V-levels, either - I mean, they’re angels, and who knows how what skills they have that might be relevant to a human city? Or it could just really say something about Vega’s sucky society in general - there’s so many people stuck near the bottom of the totem pole, whoever or whatever they might be.