“Does this ep at least leave them [Ed and Oswald] in a place where there can be a deep conversation in a later, better written/directed ep, or is the moment gone/too much “I’m going to kill you!!” damage wreaked after this ep?”
“Hmmm. I’d say it probably does yes, as having conversations and working together - having to trust each other temporarily - is a good first step towards moving forwards.” (from here)
episode 19 might not be the emotional reunion we hoped for, but episode 20 will be! we just have to get through ed repressing his feelings and oswald being rightfully furious first.