The team-bates blog got this Anon, and I’d rather my rambles be contained in this blog so here we go:
Anon: “Just curious, why do you like Anna and bates so much?”
I was intrigued by them from the very first episode. Bates came to the house just looking for a job and trying to live his life quietly and everyone was against him - except Anna. Anna has always been kind and caring, and I was immediately drawn to that. When she shakes his hand when O’Brien wouldn’t, right at their introduction, I had a feeling that they’d be love interests. They are as Joanne says, “good people:” Anna is compassionate, strong-willed, brave, dedicated, and hardworking, but yet sassy and doesn’t suffer fools gladly; John is devoted, protective, respectful, gentle, loyal, and passionate, but yet self-deprecating.
Their relationship starts off as friends, grows into more, and when Anna proclaims, “Because I love you, Mr. Bates. I know it’s not ladylike to say it, but I’m not a lady and I don’t pretend to be,” (and he replies, “You are a lady to me. And I never knew a finer one.”), that just stole my heart away and they become my favorite fictional pairing of all time. In a time when it’s not proper for her to express her feelings, she does so anyway, and he loves her even more for it.
They have this alchemy that shows just how in love they are with each other throughout the years. They have gone through a lot, but their love for each other is so strong, and they have supported each other through everything. They have a marriage of equals, and you can see how much they admire one another. They are each other’s best friend, and are extremely loyal and willing to sacrifice themselves for one another. It’s so unconditional and almost too hard to put into words.
I shall end my rambles there before I go into a fully detailed essay. :)