Lance and Keith in 3x02 // Allura and Lance in 3x02
When I rewatched, the fact that these two scenes being in the same episode stood out to me because they’re very similar. The fact that these two scenes are so similar and in the same episode is also interesting because we know for a fact that Lance has had a crush on Allura for two scenes. If they were planning on doing anything romantic with their relationship, then this scene between them would have to be considered romantic. But the Klance scene in the same episode pretty much mirrors it – which using that logic, implies that the scene between Klance would have been romantic as well.
However, there’s something very final about Lance and Allura’s scene (combined with the scene at the end of the episode where Lance hands his bayard over to Allura – which @alteanrose pointed out) while the scene between Keith and Lance seemed more like a beginning of something else, which the rest of the season supported in terms of their development. So, in a way, it seems like Lance is finally transitioning to a platonic relationship with Allura based on mutual respect, while also transitioning into something with Keith.
I just thought the juxtaposition of the two seasons was very interesting.