The Thenardier gang’s back!
William, Quinton, Joshua, Josh and Michael really seem to enjoy playing the scheming villains.
Even without audio, we just know that Thenardier’s saying, “Here’s the plan!”
Michael’s portrayal of the dumb brute with the man-bun is hilarious. The spade accentuates his fierce determination.
The hierarchy within the gang is apparent: they’re all making fun of dumb Brujon with the man-bun. ‘Cause that rhymes.
The social order is highlighted by their clothing as well: all wear overcoats except Brujon. He’s the only one in a raggedy shirt and pants that fit him well when he was 12.
When they hear a noise, the lowest man on the totem pole is sent on a reconnaissance mission.
He produces Eponine. She tries to dissuade the gang from attacking Valjean’s home. Since they are convinced of substantial booty at the Rue Plumet residence, they won’t give up.
So Eponine screams, warding off the attack. The gang flees underground to the sewers, and Marius, who is also alarmed, congratulates Eponine on saving the day. Then he takes his leave, too. Cosette will have to face her alarmed father all alone.
Her whole stance (head bowed, shoulders hunched forward) betrays a girl who’s been caught in something dangerously clandestine.
But Cosette is a quick-on-her-feet-thinker (a.k.a. any woman in love) and offers a believable excuse
Poor girl. She’s still so distraught.
She saw three scary men, running away. Hmmm… define scary. Valjean is processing the info but doesn’t look totally convinced.
Cosette demonstrates once more how they took off on their space ship and were really, really, really scary. Luckily for her, daddy is an ex-con who violated his parole, so that makes him a little paranoid.
And he concludes that Javert must be on his tail again. His polished appearance starts to crack, letting a feral anger seep. (Translation: ‘Nuff with the nicies, he’s getting mad, yo.)
He orders his daughter to pack because he wants to take the boat to escape to England.
He tells her to hurry. And that so sweet, since he doesn’t seem to know that NO woman ever has made a drastic time improvement because some man told her to hurry.
His anger mixes with concern…
…and finally with resignation, as Valjean ponders the fate of being a fugitive once again. One day more.
Cosette is helpless and lonely cradling her flowers, Marius grapples with the dilemma of following his beloved versus joining his revolution buddies, while Eponine can only dryly observe, “What else is new?”
Enjolras and his posse join in, using One Day More as their war cry
The Thenardiers join in, and share their excitement about making a fortune robbing the unaware students once the revolution starts
…more people marching…
Marius finally makes the decision to join his fellow students, while Javert, now undercover to infiltrate the student body, has dressed as a French Bruce Springsteen
Here come the French Freedom Flags…
…while Enjolras is busy cleaning his gun….
…everyone’s secretly hopes he’s not going to shoot himself in the face…
…and the gun keeps putting up a fight…
…random pic of supercute girl waving a Freedom Flag.