I get that not everyone likes Darvey or the idea of Darvey.. But honestly...
When people say that Harvey doesn’t like her “that way” it feels like they’re missing the whole point of Harvey’s character and growth. The show made pretty clear that he’s attracted to her, we saw that the first time they met, we saw that when they slept together, we saw that during 4x15, when they were on that couch, we saw that when he dreamed about her naked.. So what are you even talking about?
Every character on the show has made allusions about Darvey. You don’t put those lines in the show if you want to potray a one sided relationship. So why some people are still talking about it? Like when Mike said “You guys finally decided to take the plunge.”. Characters ON THE SHOW, see them as a something ambigous\romantic\weird. No one sees Donna has the woman desperate for love. I think everyone can see that Harvey is emotionally unavailable, and that their “weird” relationship will probably go nowhere because of that. Not because Harvey looks at her like a sister.
The show made pretty clear that he’s not in touch with his feelings, so yes, when people say that Donna wanted him but he didn’t i feel confused. ??? They had a CONVERSATION about the fact that something had happened and she wanted to place it, she wanted to figure it out, she didn’t ask him for a relationship, she didn’t say “Let’s be together”. The show made it clear. Donna left because he couldn’t have that conversation with her, not because he didn’t love her back. She didn’t know what she wanted, and she didn’t know what he wanted either. She just tried to have a conversation. She left because she couldn’t handle the ambiguity anymore.
He can look at her that way.. That’s the whole point.
We’ve seen THREE women for Harvey. Zoe, Scottie and Donna. All their stories are kinda similar. History, complicated feelings, possibilities.. And you know what else is similar? Harvey. He wasn’t ready to fight for Zoe, he wasn’t ready to fight for Scottie, and he wasn’t ready to be with Donna. It’s a pattern. The whole Darvey drama happened in s5 because he can look at her that way, and he does, but he’s just not ready to deal with it. Donna would’ve never left if she was sure he didn’t love her. She left because she knows that he could. And Harvey didn’t even deny it.
When he dreamed about her naked in his bed… He was happy. Because he knows he could be happy. But he couldn’t even admit that it was Donna. He was in total denial about what Donna could be for him. Donna is representation of his issues. She triggered his panic attacks. And I know it was about his mother, but he started to deal with it the moment Donna left, she’s the trigger.
And saying that he just doesn’t love her like that is like not understanding his issues. s5 was about that. His issues are there because of his past, and he’s starting to deal with it because and for Donna. Hopefully he’ll be ready soon.