Well, I think that JF and BP have the best chemistry between two people on screen since Bogart and Bacall, so I am completely over the moon about this. I am not at all surprised. I'm shocked that other people are surprised. They have been building towards this since season 1, basically since Norman fell, and I can't express how pleased I am. There was absolutely nothing soapy about this. The encounters that Catherine has had with her make suitors have been far more dramatic (heck, she's made out with them!). So compared to that the GSR in this ep what nothing. After 6 years of waiting so many of us dedicated fans are finally getting what we've been so patiently waiting for. This ship has always been canon and will continue to be so.