TOD fanfic has always been top quality. I'm so glad that I managed to read the stories that were on 'Notes from the Underground' fanfic site before it was closed down a couple years back.
There were some really fantastic stories about Zeke and Myron back in the US, and their ongoing friendship. Although they were mostly slash fic (and putting those elements aside), there were some really fantastic storylines, such as: exploring Zeke's relationship with his daughter after the War; Myron returning to college to get his PhD in literature and teaching; and even Zeke returning permanently disabled and Myron having to be his carer.
With Season 4, there is no doubt a need for fans to see what the future holds for the characters all safely back in the US and giving us all closure.
I'm sure Myron would go back to college and Horn would have been inspired by his time as medic to go medical school. Johnson would most likely go into civil rights after college - it was hinted from time to time in the series and Johnson was always way more level-headed about it so he could make some real difference.
With Zeke, Taylor, Purcell and Ruiz, I'm afraid to think or say it but I think they would be more prone to PTSD, which would lead to alcoholism, drugs and maybe even homelessness. Naturally, the support of the former squad and family re treatment and getting through those struggles follow on. 'China Beach' explored PTSD, feeling lost and being unable to find oneself really well in its fourth/final season.
'China Beach' also did a 20-year reunion and visit to the Vietnam War Memorial in DC, which really gave a solid closure to that show and its characters. As a fan of that show too, the finale was sad but the in-depth character exploration gave me a lot of closure to the characters but also that their time and efforts in Vietnam were worthy.
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