SPOILER ALERT! ONE AND ONLY WARNING!
Ok, so the new episode for Gravity Falls came out and it ended better than I could have ever hoped. The author of the journals, the reason that Stan wanted the journals, the reason Stan made the device was his brother. His brother. The man with the six fingers. STAN'S BROTHER.
I gotta tell you, I called it. I called that it would have been Stan or his brother the minute I saw that someone pointed out that the Stan now and the Stan from the past that looked out the door to the Mystery Shack in that one episode had different chins. Write this down, I called it!
That's why the shapeshifter said that the author hadn't been himself, that's why Bill knew Stan but Stan didn't know Bill. Because Stan helped his brother fake his own death for whatever reason and assumed his identity. But why? Why was Stan's brother in the machine? Where did the machine lead? What happened 30 years ago? Why does Bill know Stan's brother? Why does Stan have that weird tattoo? And why does Gideon want the journals so badly? I just hope that the next episode comes out soon.
If you couldn't already tell, I am ecstatic. I am overjoyed. I am so, so, so happy. HAPPY. I even cried.
I sound like such a dork, but I love this show so much. Alex Hirsch is a freakin' genius.
To those who have seen the episode, what were your thoughts? Did you know that the author was Stan's brother?
...I'm so happy...