Re: EDeN (Eric & Natalia) #3: I love that episode...so many EDeN scenes, it was awesome! Nick ruined everything though - they were so close to reconciling until he showed up. All the same, the epi was pretty telling in how protective Eric is of her, & on the flip side showed alot of confusion (& fear) on Natalia's part - not only with Nick, but I think Eric confused her as well when he was forced into telling the judge what he saw between them at the crime scene. There was so much tension, I don't think poor Natalia knew what to do, feel, or think. But, that's why I always say that the relationship between EDeN didn't "end", they just let go, cause in that particular epi (espeically that it followed 'Going Under' where it was obvious things were heating back up) it was very telling that Eric was suddenly thrown in as the "middle man" & he had to back off some - I think he knew he had to for Natalia's sake. Not just for her own safety, but I think Eric knew Natalia was going to need to face her feelings/issues with Nick in order to move on. It's one of those things that was good for the sake of letting Natalia grieve & move on from the baggage Nick left behind, but bad for the fact that it forced EDeN to back off thier own relationship. No one can dare try & tell me that they were both wanting to end the relationship! There's still alot of unresolved feelings between them though - "letting go" doesn't mean the feelings are just gone & have disappeared all together - it doesn't work that way (Im glaring at you, ptb!). They just need the right moment & the right time to let those feelings surface again - they can't be kept lingering beneath the surface forever! Edit: I babbled so much I forgot to mention how much I absolutely LOVE the EDeN icon!! Oh, & yes I agree -- there is something totally sexy in the way Eric says her name -- no one else can do it but Eric. He didn't have her at "hello", he had her at "Natalia". **thud** or maybe that's just me, lol.