I’m sorry, but if you end an entire SEASON with a series of looks like this between two characters that seem to go on FOREVER, when they’re both in jeopardy, they’ve both been stripped of their badges and their guns (hello, parallels!), and they’re just staring at each other like this, then people ARE GOING TO SHIP THEM. If you wanted me to ship either of these two with people other than each other, then this was the wrong move.
OK, so admittedly I was sold twenty episodes ago, but seriously. This is shameless ship fuel, by no means the first, but really, guys. This moment! I mean seriously. You can’t help if two characters who aren’t supposed to be involved happen to have magnificent chemistry, but this is just blatant McKono fanservice happening. I have no sympathy whatsoever any more for anyone who wonders why someone might ship the crap out of these two. NOT OUR FAULT, THE SHOW MADE US DO IT.
I may have a lot of feels and not enough sleep. FYI. I have been waiting to see this episode for a fortnight due to technical issues with my streaming service. No, I could not wait till tomorrow.
ETA: in fairness, I think Alex O’Loughlin’s eyes are semi-permanently set on “come to bed” so shipping naturally follows, but that doesn’t excuse the whole angsty ‘OMG why are you here too’ thing that we have going on in this particular moment.