3 Works in Alice Harmon & Beth Harmon
Fandoms: The Queen's Gambit (TV)
20 Jan 2022
The first thing that Alice ever prayed for was that her baby wouldn’t be fussy. She didn’t know what made her do it– the only higher powers she had believed in for years were the laws of math and physics– but, between pushes and the fog of the pain relief, all she could think was: Dear God, please don’t let her be fussy.
L'Étranger (fr): the outsider; the foreigner.
What do you do after you've done everything?
Beth has to think of something.
Beth's journey from Moscow to the World Championship, and all the people who, one way or another, come along with her.
"No..."[..] she started [..]
"[..]he's the only one that can help you. He understands the mechanisms of this kind of tournaments; he knows how to move: [..] He's the only American to do so in twenty years. So I think that he's the right person. " [..]
Beth knew that Harry was right, as most of the time. [..]
She needed to call him; she needed to call Benny.
Beth and Benny, two different faces of the same coin: two different people with their own unresolved problems, and issues.
The first, after her victory in Moscow, have to face the consequence of her past choices, and with the pressure of the fame; while some shadows from her mother's past are returning to discombobulate her life even more.
The second, instead, have to deal with the fact that he's not anymore the Great Champion that he was and with a wound that has been tormenting him for the last ten years.
Two entities who seem unable to communicate with each other, yet one is indispensable to the other.
Will these two outstanding chess players finally being able to leave the past aside and work together in view of the World Championship qualifiers?
- Part 1 of The Laws of Chess