Let's talk about the crazed look Oz gave Ed.
And how it’s so DIFFERENT from his typical crazy peng look. Crazypeng™ is wild, he trembles a bit, smiles, and his eyes are wide but somehow tight? You all know, we’ve seen it a million times.
The look last night was different. It was calm, angry but not raging, thoughtful, intent. His eyes were wide, but staring somewhat calmly. He reaches for Ed, we assume (but don’t know) to try to hurt him, but he doesn’t lose control. There’s something else there, and he’s never quite looked at anyone like this.
Meanwhile, Ed. I thought Ed would be outraged at first to learn Oswald escaped death, but it wasn’t so. He was immediately shocked and almost relieved, it seemed. Wanting to come closer but stepping back to avoid being grabbed. He proceeded to look Oswald up and down in disbelief.
These two have not been abandoned by the writers in their love for each other, not by a long shot. Oswald’s look was not one of sheer vengeance - I’d personally say it seems like he’s going through the actions, but not committed. Doing it because he has to and because this is what he does when he’s hurt. He still loves Ed and it shows on his face when he speaks of him, or sees him on TV, or meets him face to face. Ed, I think, does have feelings for Oswald, and it shows in the way Oswald appears in his mind, the way he confesses the meaningfulness of their friendship, the way he looks at him, wanting to come closer, when they meet again.