So, tomorrow night (Friday, 9/19) at 8:30 PM EST, I’m going to be participating in a (free) Google Hangout to benefit the Read For Pixels campaign! (In a nutshell, The Pixel Project is a volunteer-led non-profit organization seeking to end violence against women. It’s…
Q:Question about Oliver, I know he said he loved Elijah, but I always got the feeling that he loved him as more than a friend. I just wanted to know if I was right to think this, if it's just overthinking, or if it's supposed to be up to the reader to decide. I personally ship them together
Hi Anonymous! Thanks for the question. :)
You know…that’s definitely up to the reader. I’m not 100% sure I even know the answer to that since I haven’t had a chance to really explore Oliver’s past. When it comes to his romantic preferences, he’s certainly not straight (he always felt more bisexual to me). The reason for this is that he was almost genderless in the spirit world, and then he was suddenly yanked into OUR world and given a male body. Romantic love, attraction, sex—all of that was totally new for him.
Because he was pulled into this world and bound to Elijah, who was indeed homosexual, Oliver developed feelings for Elijah. Were those romantic? I’m not totally sure—it was a strong love, but as mentioned, I haven’t explored Oliver’s past. (Yet. Maybe one day!)
Now Oliver is with Eleanor and learning her way of love. So who knows, maybe that will teach him something completely new. ;)
Does that answer your question? Thanks for asking!