Omg for real though
someone pointed out that the senior pilot in each of the Jaegar teams was the most vocal, but Raleigh was something else entirely - upon rewatch, it’s hilarious how much he narrates his every thought/action and how he’s constantly providing verbal encouragement and praise to Mako. remember, this goes on while they are piloting, and therefore in each other’s heads, so she’s probably hearing him gushing at her in her mind AND OVER COMMS; I imagine it’s somewhere between genuinely touching & really distracting.
I mean…Raleigh, dude, we get it. we hear you, buddy. we know you think she is the coolest, you think she is so awesome and you like her sword and her face and her shiny hair, etc, WE KNOW RALEIGH. we know, she knows, her dad knows, the whole base knows, it’s entirely probable that the kaijus know, and someday when they declassify the comm transcripts, the whole damn planet will know.
YES LAURA THE KAIJUS KNOW AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.