I thought you were gone again forever.
Why can’t I be that bloody gorgeous when I cry?
I think Lisbon will have a boyfriend as a reaction to the behavior of Jane. She was available to him 12 years and when he is free he starts flirting? I think Jane will be shocked to see Lisbon dating. Heller said there is still much potential to be explored in the relationship between the two, well, if you do not intend that Jane and Lisbon get together then STOP now to explore this potential. Please, we have feelings and we do not want our hearts crushed. : (
Heller said we would see a different aspect of jane and lisbon in this episode. Since I am pretty sure it is not them getting together I am super curious on what it is! Any guesses?
Only thing I can come up with right now: Jane confesses his love for her to Lisbon…
I like your thoughts better than what was rattling around my brain. I was wondering if it’s something like Jane getting close with a woman first and Lisbon being upset, which would just make the “new side” a clear expression of romantic feelings on the part of the character—not something that fans simply interpret from what we see, but that writers explicitly intend. And a relationship of Jane’s could be what leads to Lisbon finally being willing to move on apart from him.
Whatever it is, I hope it’s not children’s drama. This show has always felt mature, I don’t want to see these two breaking hearts, including each other’s, at this point in the game.
Me neither, but it seems it’s going in that direction, unfortunately. It sounds a lot like hurting each other is supposed to be used as the way to get them closer. I don’t like that and I think those two are way too old for this kind of bullshit. But that’s just me, obviously. Most people here seem to think it’s a splendid idea that Lisbon gets to hurt Jane for all the womanizing we supposedly have seen him engage in on the show while nun Teresa pined over him. I must say that I obviously didn’t watch the same show. Hurt is the last thing either of them needs at this point. They’ve both suffered enough and I truly can’t imagine Lisbon finding real happiness with some other guy at this point. And if it’s just supposed to be a fling, it happens way too late IMO.
All in all, I don’t think Jane needs more heartache in his life, because I can’t ever forget that this is the man who found the love of his life and his baby girl cut open, slaughtered, in his own bedroom and got nearly totally destroyed by it. Now that he’s on the verge of happiness again I don’t want to see him suffer from jealousy. What’s the point? Are people really so vengeful that they want to see that man suffer even more?
And Lisbon spent two years on her sofa with letters from Jane as her only company. What held her back then? All pointed to Jane being gone forever. Why didn’t she make the slightest attempt to move on? Why first now? Is her trust in Jane really so fragile still that she can’t trust him with her heart?
Are they really going to show us both Jane and Lisbon with other partners? Why? Is that really the only way people that age can find out what they really want to do with the rest of their lives?
Is Heller’s brilliant idea of a new ongoing, more personal arc having to watch while two broken people sabotage their own happiness and cause each other pain for the unforeseeable future?
Is that supposed to be the lighter tone of the show? Watching while two technically mature, very adult people screw around like teenagers in order to find “fulfillment” in themselves? I’m still trying to find the positive side of this whole thing and I still can’t.. Sorry for yet another rant.
The problems I have with it:
1) He will show up in 6x15 or 16. That means, if Lisbon is able to somehow develop any kind of feelings for another man by that time (and “boyfriend” is not even suggesting fling), there obviously won’t be much happening in her relationship to Jane before this point.
I agree and personally I find it insulting to Lisbon’s character that she - a strong, capable, beautiful woman in her forties - should need the admiration of men to fulfill herself and find herself! Seriously? Is that truly how people fulfill themselves? And either Mr. Unkown is supposed to be a real boyfriend (which would automatically mean something huge in Lisbon’s case) which means that she doesn’ love Jane, or he is a last minute attempt to give Jane and Lisbon the final push towards each other, which, frankly, I find insulting to both characters! This is NOT a highschool, teenage soap opera where they finally end up in bed, because Jane’s there to comfort her after an ugly break-up with Mr. Unknown!!! They’re not teenagers anymore and neither am I.
The only possible scenario I can come up with at the moment (which fits the spoilers) is that Jane confesses his love to her in Golden Hammer and she runs away scared and isn’t ready for commitment. Then she has to first get together with another man in order to find out that Jane’s love and a relationship with him is what she truly wants while Jane has to suffer watching from the sideline. If that is what people want - that a man who’s suffered the worst trauma a man can possibly suffer needs to suffer even more as payback because poor little Lisbon didn’t get laid often enough before on the show (which was her decision BTW, she had admirers enough and Jane didn’t discourage her or anything) and Jane kissed two women and had sex once in over a decade - then I find that sick, to be honest. It might appeal to certain people, it doesn’t appeal to me.