I want Oswald and Sofia to become what Liza and Carmine Falcone should have become.
Towards the end of the manipulation Liza clearly started to have concerns and possible regrets. While in the confessional with Fish, Liza showed concern for Carmine’s life. It really should have gone in the direction of her surviving. Even if the two of them went their separate ways for a while, at some point in their future they should have come together again, having moved on and realising that some of what they had slowly became genuine. They would have their own separate lives that intertwined. Perhaps they would see each other for special occasions and holidays.
It would have grown into what they had before: taking care of each other, Liza feeling safe and protected, Carmine feeling some genuine happiness outside of a life of crime, etc etc, but this time it would be 100% real.
I want that for Sofia and Oswald. I want this manipulation and such to continue because it’s interesting right now, but I don’t want it to end with one being on top because the other is dead or driven out, never to be seen again.
I want to see them stop the manipulation and become honest, genuine friends. Just like Liza there’s going to be genuine moments where Sofia feels something for Oswald and something she says or does is going to be real. Just like Carmine there will be moments that Oswald can’t forget, moments where he wonders if it was real and wishes that it was.
Imagine having Gotham ran by two people. As Sofia mentioned, Oswald’s only downfall is that he doesn’t have the Falcone name. So just imagine if they both ran Gotham together but they had their separate lives. They would have a genuine relationship. A friendship that ensured they had the power to keep the city running without bearing the burdens all by themselves. Only they would each have their own territories or specific things to worry about.
It could be such a beautiful relationship that thrives on the fact that it’s platonic and they’ve already hurt each other in the most unimaginable ways so they both know there’s nothing to fear.
If Gotham won’t give me back Liza, if they won’t give me the ending she and Carmine should have had, then I bloody well want it with Sofia and Oswald.