How I feel about this character
I love Hobbs. I really, really do. She’s much underused but I’d take whole episodes of her sassing in a court room and I’d be a happy girl.
Why I like them
She’s sassy. She’s intelligent. She’s not 30 and wearing mini skirts and break-my-ankles heels and flirting with the boys. She’s on top of her game. She cares about her job, is clearly good at it but isn’t afraid to change her mind in fear of someone being able to say “I told you”. Hobbs and Raydor have a very good working relationship which I love; they obviously have mutual respect and trust. They often seem to know what the other one is after and even if they don’t, they trust each other to do their job.
Why I don’t like them
Well… Her wardrobe could use some improvement, though we’re heading in the right direction, however slowly.
1.05 When Hobbs informs Raydor they’ve located Rusty’s dad. I love this scene and the one that follows where Raydor decides to send Hobbs to the gun dealer’s. The way Hobbs is first sympathetic to Raydor’s concerns about Rusty, then amused when the teen just barges in (and the way she interacts with him as well)… Love that.
OR the end of 2.03 when Hobbs and Raydor give their killer one more chance to confess to everything or he’ll follow his mother to Mexico. I just… the way Hobbs is totally professional, cool and collected while telling the killer’s lawyer that this is the deal and yes, they’re sending the mother to Mexico, even though it’s more than likely the cartel will kill her, but then… then the second he turns away her whole face just crumbles and she’s struggling, visibly struggling with the weight of what she and Raydor are doing. UGH. Damn, Kathe. Perfect acting.
Provenza: “[That] doesn’t prove anything. A shadowy figure that’s 5’10”? It could be me!”
Hobbs: “If you were 5’10”.”
Considering that her suits are all very alike, I’m ever so grateful when they give her something else to wear but beige and that odd greyish jacket. I did like this one.
Only one for Hobbs. Raydor.
I’m totally loving her bromance with Provenza. No, really, I wish Kathe was a regular just so she could have more quips to throw at him and vice versa.
Headcanon for this character
Hobbs has two or three brothers, all older. She doesn’t have kids of her own (though she probably wanted one or two, it just didn’t happen), but she loves her nephews and nieces and they all adore her. Her family doesn’t come from a lot of money, and she’s always worked her ass off to prove herself (remnants of being the youngest sibling and “the girl”, she grew up proving she was just as good and tough as her brothers). She loves photography and books, and hiking is one of her favorite things to do.
Unpopular opinion about this character
I don’t know what would be one?
A wish for this character
MORE AIRTIME. JFC, how hard is it to make her a regular?