What IS #FrancisDolarhyde Doing?




Any theories?

Obviously it looks even weirder in GIF-loop, so it could be absolutely anything…

My theory is maybe one of the scenes where Francis subconsciously or self-consciously covers his mouth when speaking to others in the workplace.

I must point out that the ear when caught at this angle is always endearing to me. And something about the way he’s holding his eyebrow and has a furrow between his brows is getting to me. But the hands are very vulnerable somehow and I can barely tear my eyes away from the way he’s holding his ring fingers. What IS he doing?

Something about this moment sort of breaks my heart.

I feel like I’m in trouble. Like I’m now vulnerable, too.

Like this character might devastate me.


  1. Perry · May 21, 2015

    LOL – I almost wrote the same exact post, but about this screenshot https://meandrichard.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/richard-armitage-wrist-hair-mmmm/

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    • jholland · May 21, 2015

      It’s amazing what we can do with our 2 1/2 seconds of Armitage screen time in that promo. LOL


  2. Perry · May 21, 2015

    P.S. I have no idea what he’s doing. He wouldn’t need those two hands to cover his mouth – but iI am certain that this gif and screenshot is going to become a hand porn classic.


    • jholland · May 21, 2015

      Oh, hell yes. Hard to imagine a more gorgeous hand shot.


  3. sparkhouse1 · May 21, 2015

    I think he is deep in thought envisioning himself as being the dragon…his hands being the dragon body and wings. That’s my theory.

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    • jholland · May 21, 2015

      Oooh, good thought. In his own world there in a public place, just getting his dragon on…..


    • Hariclea · May 25, 2015

      i totally agree with you on that idea šŸ™‚ dragon wings šŸ˜‰


  4. mujertropical · May 22, 2015

    Maybe this was him trying to control himself after his co-worker Eileen apologized to him about (drunken) Bob doing an impression of Francis’s voice at the party, which made everyone laugh. I love the double-meaning in this passage, which I think Richard must have delighted in playing – if it was included on the show, of course:

    “Bob feels terrible.”

    “Well, I don’t want him to feel terrible. I don’t want that. Tell him for me. And it won’t make any difference here at the plant. Golly, if I had talent like Bob I’d make jo…a joke all the time.”

    Dolarhyde avoided plurals whenever he could.

    “We’ll all get together before long and he’ll know how I feel.”

    “Good, Mr. D. You know he’s really, under all that fun, he’s a sensitive guy.”

    “I’ll bet. Tender, I imagine.”
    HA!!! ;D


    • jholland · May 22, 2015

      Welcome, mujertropical! Oh, yes… I forgot that specific dialogue. It’s another one of the instances where it just tugs at your heart a bit and pisses you off that people not only mistreated him as a child but continue to mock him as an adult. Wouldn’t surprise me if they don’t reference it somehow to draw us all down along that uncomfortable road of empathy for the character. We know it won’t be enough for Will to empathize with him… they’ll want the audience to feel it as well. All the more scary psychologically for us.

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      • mujertropical · May 22, 2015

        Yes. I know some of us were joking around yesterday and commenting how hot Francis looks but that was all because Richard is playing him. I’m sure that I will be scared out of my wits once the episodes air. Richard is such a Master Actor that he will make me feel sorry for a serial killer, something I have never felt. So many children are horribly abused and I can’t even phantom how people can do that to a child. Society creates its own monsters.


        • jholland · May 22, 2015

          Yes, it does. And the fact that they have cast a young F.D. makes it all the more clear that they are completely aiming to show how the monster was created.

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        • mujertropical · May 23, 2015

          I had forgotten about them casting a young F.D.; that particular episode will be very hard to watch!


  5. linnetmoss · May 22, 2015

    He’s voguing šŸ™‚ And yes, it’s going to be a classic for those of us who enjoy a beautiful male hand. In fact all the scenes you’ve shown suggest that they are really capitalizing on his sex appeal and using his body. Clearly they want it to be as disturbing as possible!

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    • jholland · May 22, 2015

      Yes! Voguing! Why didn’t I think of that? We DO know from the books that Dolarhyde likes to perform stylized dances… they’re bringing in the Madonna angle! Brilliant, Linnet =)

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