I firmly believe that there is no reason for Nygmobblepot NOT to happen.
Yes, of course both of them have done terrible things to each other, but this is Gotham and they are villains. So hear me out…
Gotham could have done THIS ENTIRE PLOT without writing in Oswald’s romantic feelings. If the scenes towards the end of 3x05 and 3x06 were written without Oswald realizing he was in love, things still could have ended up the same way.
Oswald would still be jealous of Isabella taking Ed’s time away from him. He still would have confronted her when Ed asked him to, it just would have been as protecting his chief of staff not his boyfriend. He would have arguably been MORE suspicious of her looking like Kristen since he wasn’t clouded by romantic jealousy. It all still would have ended in Isabella’s murder. Instead of Oswald having her brake lines cut, which is clearly a crime of passion, maybe he would drowned her in the bay I don’t know…
This is not a flawless argument and no matter what happens with Nygmobblepot by the end of this season I am SO HAPPY THEY MADE OSWALD’S ROMANTIC FEELINGS FOR ED CANON. It was an amazing character development and SO important.
SO IN CONCLUSION
Gotham chose to include Oswald’s love for Ed, and I think that’s beautiful. I also think the writers should have some sort of endgame for the two relationship wise seeing as they have put so much into it already.
Also, there is NO WAY those feelings are one sided I’m onto you Edward Nygma you’re not slick. ;)
I promised I’d give you all another Dark fic when we reached our next milestone, and I always keep my promises.
Just a quick warning- this is not fluff. It’s not romance. It’s not a sympathetic portrayal. This man is a manipulator, a good one, and he does what he does to further his own interests. He enjoys control, not company. And, to use Mark’s own words:
He is not here to help you. He is here to use you.