A big part of our show is the idea that endings aren’t real… In our culture, one of the more damaging things we can tell our children is the idea of ‘happily ever after’—that you’ll find the prince or slaughter the dragon and be happy forever—but that’s not true. What happens the day after you slaughter the dragon? You still have to get out of bed.
Diane Nguyen actually takes the quote closest to this, when she talks about her wedding, but its the reality all the characters are realizing
“I never told him.”
“It’s not about what you say or do. It’s not even about what you think. It’s about the way you look at someone when they’re happy, and you don’t think anyone is watching. And he saw the way you looked at him. He knew.
I’m forty-six, and I am fucked. I don’t have a home. I don’t even have anywhere that I think of as home. I don’t really know anyone, don’t really have anyone that I think of as a friend. I look out on the world and I see strangers. And you … you are the … you have the distinction of being – I don’t know … the least unfamiliar – that’s it.
⇝ It seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with one day