Re. Rogue/Colussus (Rolossus?): There had been a scene in Outback days when Rogue was shown lusting after him (watching half-naked Peter while he painted and saying "Yum!" to herself, a classic Claremontian response). When the R/C subplot was so abruptly abandonded after the scene you showed, some of us speculated that this may have been due to an editorial edict prompted by negative feedback from very vocal Romy shippers. All the best, Menshevik
Damn him, being all cute and studly!
I like that Rogue was attracted to him (and her other cute teammates) even though she couldn’t act on it - it made her more human. The kiss they shared really did seem random, with nothing leading up to it, and it never being mentioned again. I think you’re right, romy fans were pissed, and the writers clearly hadn’t thought it through.