I was randomly in hesychasm
's LJ, randomly clicked on a Homicide
ep review, and randomly saw this:
Pembleton and Bayliss. I don't even know what I can say. They might just be my favorite couple ever. They hurt so much, individually and together.
*clutches heart* It doesn't take much to remind me that this couple still HURTS MY SOUL. I can't even think about them without thinking of their final scene together, and then I just want to cry all over again.
Just the other day, I was thinking about the scene where Bayliss gets shot because of Pembleton's mistake, one of the most heartwrenching scenes of OTP angst ever. The horribleness of Frank's decision after that, the reasons for his decision, the eventual indirect consequences of that decision, and the fact that Frank didn't realize until it was too late that BAYLISS COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT HIM. He did what he did for
Bayliss, but god, didn't he notice that Bayliss fucking fell apart every time he was out of reach?
But no, he wouldn't, because he was still insecure. The insecurity Frank felt when he came back after his stroke and saw Bayliss posturing as a fucking rockstar detective when in reality he was just trying to FILL THE VOID of not having Frank around to be the real genius, and I JUST CAN'T WITH THESE TWO. GAH.
Gee: Bayliss, where's Pembleton?
Bayliss: Uh, I don't know, Gee.
Gee: Don't say, 'I don't know.' He's your partner. You should know his every move, his every breath. Like a lover, he should never be far from your thoughts.
Fuck it, in my mind they just fucking run away together. IDC if it's OOC, Pembleton should just take Bayliss and run. (ILU, Mary, but that's just how it has to go down sometimes.)