“And then Bow and Glimmer, I think that their friendship, and this is what I love about it honestly, they’re so close and it’s always just been kind of wobbling on that line between romantic and platonic. They have this very close, very touchy-feely relationship where it’s clear that they mean the world to each other, but it was never clear what that love actually was for them. And I don’t think they knew because that’s kind of, when you’re best friends with someone, it’s hard to define those feelings sometimes. And so it really wasn’t until I think that second-to-last episode where they tell each other that they love each other, and that was in the script, but we hadn’t really decided if it was going to be a romantic moment or not.
"And it wasn’t until Karen [Fukuhara] was actually recording that line. And she just asked me, she was like, “Is this romantic? Should I read this romantically?” And it was like the moment where it’s just like you have a choice to make. And I was just like, “Yeah, do it. We’re going for it.” And it came out so beautifully. Again, I think that they’re sort of a mirror to Catra and Adora. Where it’s two people who have been each other’s person for as long as they can remember, but needed to grow apart, needed to grow in their own ways, apart from each other, and then come back together and repair a relationship that always had issues with it, or a friendship that wasn’t always equal. And now Glimmer has put a lot of work into making sure that Bow is being taken care of as well, because I think she always kind of took him for granted in that way. And they’ve made huge strides and seeing them be able to end up together, it just felt right. And it seemed like the time, you know?”
— Noelle Stevenson