Before there were heart stutters, but here’s where Cole’s emotional state takes a plunge. He’s still restraining himself, of course. But really, why would this information shock him? He should’ve assumed it meant anyone but him. The fact that he believes it’s him means his humanity’s returned with a vengeance.
I would also like to point out here that I love how Charmed handles this:
- Cole is Phoebe’s true love
- Coop is also Phoebe’s true love
- It’s possible to have more than one true love
- Just because you lose the first, doesn’t mean it was your only chance