They had that one one off shiptease episode pyjama war in the midst of the season of bubbline. On finn's development I agree, but just like marceline, I feel that finn's gotten over PB and FP and treats them all as friends. But PB's acting differently, could be just her feeling awkward as his friend, that's what I thought with pyjama originally in that it was like varmints, until they had that holographic recording scene and I'm back to square onr. He only cares about HW, and I wouldn't mind it if it means he suffers no longer and they pull it off nicely.
When varmints first came out it really felt disappointing how anticlimactic it was, but then the other miniseries came out and I came to peace with how the writers can't write action anymore, despite having roots in dungeon tabletop games and RPGs.
I think bubbline had a negative impact on the show, but at the same amount that every other ship has. It's started in what was missing so I don't think it was shoehorned. On the other hand, that episode IMO was trying to foreshadow the upcoming relationship and backstory between PB and marcy a la marceline and ice king, but writers decided to go full lesbo, dropping the they dated and are exes idea altogether.>what a slap in the face
I agree anon, it'd work the other way around but I'm sure people don't care for it anymore so bubbline would be the best way to go I guess. I still don't think they can pull a 180 with bubblegum's personality though.