two “Failsafe” thoughts
That moment when Kaldur tells J’onn “they need you more than they need me” and throws him through the zeta tube, ensuring his own death…
1. As depressing as that statement is, he was right. If J’onn hadn’t made it, he and the entire team would have been stuck in Mindville forever, never to awaken. So it wasn’t just self-deprecation, although given Kaldur’s personality, it’s easy to read that way - it was good leadership.
2. I will forever wonder what that scene looked like on the other side of the tube. No one witnessed Kaldur die, so you have to imagine that they kind of stood there, watching the tube, waiting, until the truth slowly settled over the moment.
1. I would argue that Kaldur had no way of knowing J’onn was the key to them getting out of Mindville. Was it the right choice in hindsight? Hell fucking yes it was. But was it, from the perspective of the Team (Robin brought up a good point when he said Kaldur, their leader, threw his life away) it was the wrong one, even just from a leadership point of view. Kaldur was the leader for a reason- he’s the most tactically sound strategest they have, and he’s already shown that he can make them listen to him in stressful situations.
HOWEVER, I do feel like Kaldur throwing J’onn through was partially motivated not be his personality, but by the writer’s need to realistically pare the Team down to just M’gann and J’onn.
2. Thanks for that, I’ll be in my closet crying and drinking cheap wine.