I KNOW IT’S UNPROFESSIONAL BUT I SHIP IT SO HARD.
Shipping it is one thing (a thing I totally affirm!), but writing this episode to put a positive spin on Julian’s ‘I will tell you how you should be until you capitulate because I know better than you do what’s good for you because I am a medical expert and a man and you are a (disabled)* woman and also I outrank you how’s THEM POWER-DYNAMIC APPLES’ mode of courtship is another, extremely uncool thing, and that’s before you even get to the actual doctor/patient dynamic.
AUGH! WRITERS! AS USUAL YOU WERE SO FUCKING CLOSE AND THEN YOU FORGOT THAT YOU NEED TO REWIRE THE ROMANCE-PLOT SECTORS OF YOUR NEURAL NETS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT YOU SUCK AT THIS SO MUCH.
* Parentheses = ‘for lack of a better term,’ because we all know how unstraightforward that is and yet at the same time how necessary to this frame.