CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW SOFT AND GENTLE THAT KISS WAS aka the exact opposite of all the night-of-fun blow-your-mind passionate stuff he is used to from people who don't care about him like THIS IS SO DIFFERENT and there are FEELINGS and Chloe is getting this whole different side to him and it's what they both want and need but can't admit and WHY ARE THEY LIKE THIS
OH THERE YOU ARE, FUNNY THING, I WAS JUST ABOUT TO COME YELL AT YOU??
YES BUT LIKE THAT WAS THE THEME OF THE WHOLE EPISODE?
all these people are like, he’s sexy and we had a great time and i thought about him 0% after that, it meant nothing
and this is the total opposite, he means everything to chloe and she means the world and then some to him, he’s had an episode about realising who he is and knowing that strictly speaking, he doesn’t deserve her, he’s not remotely good enough for her, she’s told him she doesn’t want it, it won’t work (lying through her teeth because DENIAL THY NAME IS CHLOE JANE DECKER), so it breaks his heart but he’s willing to do exactly that, he’s willing to let her be with someone else who deserves her
but of course the man she wants is him, the last man he thinks deserves her
and he can ZERO PERCENT COMPUTE and yeah, i’m dead