I think I’ve figured out why Ed saying to Oswald “Love is about sacrifice” bothered me so much.
He’s right, of course. Sacrificing something willingly is one of the deepest and truest ways to prove one’s love for another.
Asking or expecting someone to sacrifice something for you to prove their love is abusive.
I’m a slut for Nygmobblepot as much as the next person, and I love Ed dearly…and of course, I don’t think Ed was intentionally being toxic, but kids…Nygmobblepot is not the poster-child for a functioning, healthy relationship. This is Gotham.