Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy continues the stories of the characters we fell in love with in the series. In this episode, we talk about our reactions to the long awaited TV movie, and we discuss what Gladys, Lorna, Vera, Kate, Betty, and Marco have been up to. SPOILERS AHEAD.
- Canadian Women’s Army Corps was established in 1941 so that women could take over many noncombatant roles in the military, such as cooks, mechanics, secretaries, vehicle drivers, and clerks. Over 21,000 women enlisted.
- According to the Canadian War Museum, no members of CWAC were killed in action, though four were wounded in a German missile attack on Antwerp in 1945.
- The CWAC was disbanded during the Korean conflict, reformed afterwards, and then disbanded for good in 1964 when women were integrated into the Canadian Armed Forces.
- Gladys goes through love interests faster than Kris goes through Brita filters.
- Pushing away Lorna – heartbreaking!
- HOLY CRAP LORNA GOT FIRED – loved that scene
- Lorna feeling like no one needs her anymore
- We like that the movie really emphasized her relationship with Gladys.
Marco and Vera
- WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!?!??!!??!?? (We are upset.)
- Annie says it shows the realities of war by taking away one of the beloved characters the audience has grown to love.
- But still, WHYYYYY!!! Especially since it seems that no members of CWAC were killed due to enemy action in the war. Why not use the opportunity to further explore the experience of the WACs during the war?
- We’re happy that Vera and Marco are/were still together, though.
- Vera was less self-conscious of her scar, didn’t wear her hair to cover it
- Marco’s conflict with his family about enlisting
- Gender switch of Marco saying goodbye to Vera, that he’ll wait for her
- Newfound confidence!
- Affected by the firefly bombing, feels like she has blood on her hands
- She wants to sing!
- Poor post-prison, boxing Betty
- Donald’s lucky that his face didn’t get smashed in. Kris would’ve let Betty hit him.
- Betty got her house!!
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