Some very interesting point made on this thread. Like many, I agree that this was an important and necessary thread GOOD JOB MJ!! One point was made was about the the TV Guide interview with EP and AR regarding E/C? How many other times have we seen these entertainment news shows run segments on the possible union of Calleigh and Eric. I seem to remember about three. There have probably been more. As some previous person said, it is as if Calleigh and Eric are being shoved down our throat, if we like it or not. MaddyAnn made an interesting point about team dynamics. Could it be that this is why this whole situation is coming to a head mid-season? The decision to "hook-up" becomes a bad one? If I tend to remember, when Eric and Natalia were dating, everyone knew but nobody really seemed to care. If it were possible I would highly reccomend to the E/C fans that, if they could, watch some of the recent scenes (what few there are) that Eric and Nat have had together. You may see what we in the EDeN school see. He seems more relaxed, confident, humorous, even chatty. This is quite the contrast to the seemingly needy, over-emotional, and self-conscious person he appears to transform to when he's around Calleigh. One side seems to come out when he's around Natalia and another side appears when he's around Calleigh. This is part of the E/C deal that we in the EDeN school find so ridiculous. Also let me say that I don't want to insult anyone. I think we should all do our best to keep things civil. However, I am somewhat tired of biting the proverbial tongue when the issue of various ships come up or of the state of the show's stories, plotlines and subplot lines. I think TPTB would be wise to pay attention to this thread.