Now, if this were a romance novel, would the returning boyfriend be able to knock out the love of the steady, tried and true always been there through thick and thin boyfriend?Originally Posted by SDMOM;3476675;
If I were reading this in a book, I would already know that the steady boyfriend prevails because that would be the more satisfying and less outrageous ending.
The only way(s) that they can make this acceptable to the viewing audience is that Ed has an emergency beyond his control, has to leave, we see her very torn up about it, he gets to come back and loves conquers all - or - She lets him go only to find out that she made a terrible mistake. She looks bad, and we feel badly for Reid and Kip.
If he leaves and begs to come back, then for him to win is going to leave people feeling very similar to what they felt when Jason changed his mind midstream. They can say what they want, but you have already heard that people don't think it is fair.