That whole early part where it just becomes incredibly dark and you know that BJ is giving out is so sad. He was sent on missions that were worse and worse and didn’t even complain because he knows that he’s fighting for something he’s not going to see anyway. It’s like his whole existence became one whole sigh, a final push to give more chances for his love and his future children to live a peaceful life. But himself ? He was crumbling, he knew he was gone. A ghost.
Then his past comes up, he accepts it, he fights it, and his head gets chopped off.
But he was given another chance. At life.
It’s almost surreal how the whole atmosphere just lifts up, he’s not a dead man, he can live again, his friends are all happy, his technical death is even a new opportunity for them to strike back. Then BJ just says : “Is this heaven?”, and the player doesn’t know either. It just feels too good to be true, but I feel like this is the first time for BJ where he can live, where he’s looking forward to something. After a game and a half, he’s really out there living, because he genuinely deserved it. Not because he’s a nazi killing machine who needs to go back, but because he faced every aspect of his past, and himself. He set himself free, everything that he has done at this point came back to this specific moment where he was given a new chance to live. It’s wonderful.
I’m too invested in this. I want the best for BJ and his crew in ways I have never felt for any other characters. Just make another game where they’re happy and making barbecue together every day I don’t even care, I’ll make it my headcanon.