So like Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg were well known Steed/Emma shippers who were all like “Yeah they absolutely do the do, they just don’t harp on about it because they’ve got stuff to do, baddies to clobber etc.” Which is great because everyone loves an on-screen couple who ship their characters from the gates of Hades.
What I *didn’t* know, however, was that show creator, Brian Clemens, ALSO shipped them so hard they were practically lowkey married. He saw them from the viewpoint of “damn right they were at it like knives last night - and now this is the next day.”
It is so canon it actually hurts. Steed and Emma were at it so frickin much they barely had TIME to save the goddam world. I feel like my whole life makes sense now.