honestly if the show insists on going down this dramatic route in regard to nygmobblepot, there better be an Extra Af scene that takes place after oswald’s been dethroned, and ed’s mocking oswald like, “I made you lose everything you love! now you know how I felt!!” and i want oswald to just scream in ed’s face, “I lost everything I loved the moment i lost you!!” and ed is just. stunned into silence bc that’s not the reaction he expected. like just give me dramatic overacting at this point.
later, when oswald saves ed from the hands of barbara, ed will wonder why oswald bothered to save him after he ruined everything for him. maybe he’ll ask. oswald won’t be able to say it’s because he still loves him. he walks away instead. maybe ed figures it out one day. maybe it’s too late anyway.