"Cup of tea"
Careese in canon? Seriously? BAD! BAD WRITING! As if writers were like: “Oh! Let’s kill Carter so Reese can be fucked up again. But wait, he probably will not be fucked up badly enough. WHAT SHOULD WE DOOO? Oh! Let’s make romance between Carter and Reese just before all this shit happens and forget about such unimportant things as Reese banging Zoe and Carter wanting to roll balls with Beecher and than avenging him. Because who cares really? WE WILL HAVE ANGST and nothing can stop us.”
I don’t know what to say. I think Reese loved Carter. But not in a romantic way. For him she was everything he dreamt to become but failed. I mean she was able to find the way to help people and do it RIGHT, without becoming government’s whore, without denying herself in having relationship, family, children, without betraying her moral principals. For Reese she is inspiration, moral model, devoted friend, “brother” in arms and she is able to understand him and trust him. And still I don’t see how all of this should lead to kisses and all that fluffy nonsense.
That awkward romance inclines that apart from LOVE (romantic one) Reese has no other motivation for grief/revenge/fear to loose close person. And this is bullshit. That final scene wouldn’t be any less touching or painful without that scene in the morgue. They already had deep, complex, powerful relationship, there was no need to bring it to the “new level”.