Anonymous asked: I remember before series 6 i was thinking how rich and graces relationship was so perfect, and there was no way either of them would cheat, and so i was wondering how they would manage to screw up their relationship cause that has to happen sometimes. I think, sad as it was, it was their only real option because anything else would have been so unrealistic and wouldnt have fitted the characters personalities and the kind of relationship they had.
I agree with you and to be honest I was doing the same. I’m like ‘what the hell can they do to Hardlet?’ They wrote themselves in a corner.
They created a guy who is suited for relationships. Who hates dating and fears being rejected. He is also a guy who has high standards for himself and tends to have tunnel vision for the things she loves. Meaning he is a completely devoted guy who prefers extremely deep meaningful long term relationships oppose to shallow ones.
Then you have a girl who loves unconditionally and who believes in the happily ever after. Who wants to have a million kids and find her prince. She loves deeply and doesn’t give up on people. She is also someone who is sure in herself and doesn’t want to hurt people. She wants everything to work out.
Together they are a married couple who hasn’t married yet. They communicate. They take care of one another. Their relationship has built in mechanism to handle the stress of life. So what could tear them apart? External forces.
Their relationship also matured them more than the others so in reality they developed through their relationship and they had less to learn than their other peers. So other story lines that could have worked are Grace getting pregnant. Blood kicking her out and Rich/Grace surviving it. Or disagreements about the future. However no matter what they would survive due to their personalities and those built in mechanisms.
So really death was the easiest conclusion to come to. Even in death though Rich could not be broken due to the strength and maturity that being with Grace gave him.