them a lot of time to adjust to each other’s standpoint, to get used to what
the other thought right. It required a lot of disagreement, growing up and internal
struggle from them both and also a lot of respect, despite how much torn they
were by what they felt was wrong. But long before they promised each other to
be there by each other’s side “for better or for worse”, it had already been
between Jane and Lisbon, though unspoken and quite often contradictory, with them being
unable to function properly without their partner, and life gradually losing
taste. Consciously or otherwise, they depend on each other and seek approval
and support, and understanding they could never expect from anyone else.
interesting to observe Jane’s reaction when Lisbon prompts him to tell her the
truth and stop hiding things from her. He knows he has made it clear that it is
important to him that their relationship be based on openness, but he still
finds it hard to tell her some things – out of desire to protect her and
himself, too, and also their relationship from unpleasant/uncomfortable
moments, and things that can “come between them”, or out of his habit of taking
decisions for himself like he would in the old days. I like seeing how he struggles
with himself, constantly thinking of Lisbon’s reaction, how he cares about her
feelings and finds it hard to tell her everything because he’s not used to it.
Yet for him the truth is essential between them, and though it is easier
sometimes to fall back on his old methods, he understands Lisbon doesn’t work
that way and he has to accept it. He really has changed for her.