>>110655417>There were tons of ways they could have shown it while actually providing a supporting narrative.
The supporting narrative was centered around the most serious fight for survival, a narrative designed to showcase their teamwork. It was interwoven in such a way they would face their worst and most varied threats right as they finally actually worked together. >I mean did anyone seriously doubt that they were eventually going to be buddy cops?
Well we could always just give a singular scene implying they actually care for each other now after the standoffish teamwork of the previous episode, where Fang seemed dismissive of him with the mammoth and unwilling to help him carry the food she shared in, but that's rather terrible storytelling, isn't it? You just show one quick thing and imply that, somehow, all that fighting is fixed! Woo!
Or not, they could instead work together in a scene of heightened danger and we get not one, but multiple scenes showcasing their new, closer relationship. The theme around "They need each other", not "They worked together and occasionally hunted together" finally was hammered home.
And now that they finally have each other and are a team, what do you know? This current episode is splitting them up.