Ugh, I’m so sick of the writers repeatedly trying to make it seem like Nick was a terrible, unromantic boyfriend.
Jess’ “I’m mad that Nick just decides to be a great boyfriend. Where does all this effort come from? Reagan gets Mr. Cupid and I got some nudey card” comment in this episode bothered me a lot. Was Nick a perfect boyfriend? Definitely not. But the writers seem to have forgotten everything that’s happened in season 2 and 3. Honestly, Birthday alone is enough proof of Nick being a good boyfriend.
Nick supposedly wasn’t the kind to be romantic, he wasn’t the type who planned things. We knew this from the start. But the thing about Nick and Jess’ relationship is that she changed him. He had never felt that way about anyone before. He would have literally done anything for her, remember?
They’re making it seem like Nick never put in any effort which was obviously not the case at all. Everything Nick’s given to Jess or has done for her has had some importance to it. Hell, for him, opening a bank account was a lot but he was going to do it for her. He tried to stop her from doing something stupid and she wouldn’t listen so instead, he chose to do it with her so she wouldn’t have to do it alone. He literally gave Jess something that his dad, who died, gave him?
It’s just really frustrating for me that they are making Nick and Jess’ relationship seem smaller than it was. It’s like they’ve progressively been trying to justify their breakup in Mars Landing since season 4 and it still doesn’t make any sense. I know that they had to break up eventually and they did have issues that they needed to solve but c’mon. When things are going great, Jess runs away? Or Nick and Jess have nothing in common? None of those sound right to me. We can only hope that the reunion plays out nicely and in a way that makes sense. Otherwise, their entire journey will have been for nothing.