Fri., May. 1, 2009 5:09 PM PDT by Jennifer Godwin
It's time for another TV Love Debate, powered by extremely fabulous arguments written by you the fans in favor of one or another romantic TV pairings. This time around, we debate two Lost possibilities: Sawyer and Freckles or Jim LaFleur and Juliet? Should the show go for the crazy drama of Skate or the devoted commitment of Suliet? We've got your pros and cons and your opportunity to vote inside!
Zoriah, for Team Skate
My argument is best presented as a series of questions. Tell me this:
Which pairing has been developed since season one, giving the audience 100 hours in which to get emotionally invested in them?
Which pairing has shown us all of their romantic firsts, from that first mind-blowing kiss, first iconic sex scene, first fight and breakup and first tragic separation, to first epic reunion?
Which pairing has been willing to die for each other, in the "knelt on the ground, ran in front of a possible hail of bullets or screamed I'll do anything you want" variety?
Which pairing has learned the meaning of sacrifice by jumping out of choppers or has honored a promise which transcended time and space? Which pairing has past off-Island connections that show just how cosmically linked they are? Which pairing lights up the screen with their passion and emotional connection to each other even while not currently in a relationship together?
Which pairing has had two musical love themes written for them?
Which pairing's scenes have been most talked about by the creators of the show, who have used such phrases as "emotional," "definitive," "spectacular," "stopping time," "favorite moment" and so on?
Which pairing has needed space for the characters to mature and grow as individuals in order to make their eventual coming together even stronger and more emotionally satisfying?
Which pairing represents the fire, the guts and the heart of the show?
Sawyer and Kate. This is surely a no-brainer.
Megan, for Team Suliet
"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return." —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
In my humble opinion, I think that James and Juliet are perfect for each other. They are like to pieces of a puzzle that fit together perfectly. They both have what the other lacks. They've been through the worst together, and they helped each other survive through it all. When the world seemed to be crumbling from all around them, they were there to keep each other sane. They stuck together through thick and thin, never faltering.
Not to mention, Juliet has never strung James along. She chose him and him only. She never used him for revenge or for personal gain. She was with him because she truly loved him. Juliet has also brought out the man we all knew James was inside. He forever longed to not be the con man; he longed for the chance to prove that he was a good person. Juliet helped coax the real James out of his shell. She showed him that he could be himself and be loved for it. James also gave Juliet the respect that she herself craved. He treated her like a human being and showed her that she was good enough. When Juliet did not think she could help give birth to a baby, James was there to support her and assure her that she was. That is one of the main reasons why I ship these two. They support each other no matter what. They are also willing to do anything for each other, even if it means putting their own lives at risk. An amazing example of this is when James saved Ben's life. He knew very well what Ben would become, but he saved him anyway for Juliet because he loves her.
I look forward to watching this couple grow and support each other throughout season five and six. They are truly the definition of OTP (One True Pairing).