I really REALLY love the way he watches her walk by in that last gif. I know the script makes him patronizing—especially as there is nothing more cliche than having a woman be Absent Minded and Clumsy (TM)—but just look at his face watching her. He’s not laughing (with or at her), it’s pure and simple adoration.
A point this film could have made clearer is that Raleigh has every reason in the world to not want to drift with someone. And yet he’s immediately willing to drift with Mako—not just willing, he seeks her out and challenges her. He is immediately completely willing to share everything with her, based on nothing. She’s hesitant and careful, but he’s already jumped off the emotional cliff.
Watching Gideon remove Dr. Chilton’s organs while Chilton’s still alive and awake? No problem.
Watching Hannibal toy with Will’s sanity like a cat that found a moth with a broken wing? I need to go lie down for the rest of forever.
A family lost a daughter…A daughter that never had
the chance to go to college…To get married…To have children.
I grew up in a household with this man.
And I want to ensure that he is never given the opportunity
to inflict this kind of pain on another person ever again.