Aww Jesus, Anon, you just made a novel to read for yourself LOL
I ship Jisbon because both are damaged souls meant for each other. When one of them is sad, the other is there to cheer them up. But it is more than that. I think they saved each other. I think that Jane walking into Lisbon’s life saved her from herself; helped her loosen up and have fun instead of being so serious and for Lisbon, she saved Jane by saving his life. She gave him a chance when nobody else gave him a chance. When everyone shifted him to someone else for answers, Lisbon provided him with the answers and she helped because God knows what would have become of Jane had she turned him away. He might have withered himself into less of a man then he was when he walked into the CBI. They make each other laugh, and make each other whole. I think Lisbon and Jane gave each other a do-over in life. Both came from tragedy, and born in that tragedy they found something good.
I think I always shipped them subconsciously while watching the first season, but I really started when I saw how deeply Lisbon would bend rules for Jane. I knew that the girl was deep-in love with him. By contrast, I knew from the pilot that Jane loved Lisbon. I think the way that Lisbon was attracted him greatly. He saw qualities of his wife in Lisbon [with enough difference that he wasn’t weirded out she was alike with Angela]…she was kind, had empathy, dedication and admiration to her job, loved her team and was continually putting everyone else first. I think Lisbon found qualities in Jane that she loved, too: he was fun, he had a drive, he was kind and considerate, and he had a renewed sense of purpose for his life.
I love them together because the chemistry between these two is undeniable. There are so many moments where you can show a non-watcher an episode, and they would swear they were dating or sleeping together without knowing anything about them. I love the fact that these two have had a realistic relationship. What I mean, is they went through the phases of the relationship to build it to where it is now:
- Good Friend
- Best Friend
- Love interest
I think the fact these two people can’t love without the other makes it sad, but bittersweet, too. In Redemption of season 2, Jane tried to leave, and he couldn’t do it. He couldn’t leave Lisbon like that. He tried so hard, and he just couldn’t do it. Then he tried it again in The Crimson Hat, but again, after 6 months, he couldn’t stay away. He had to come to her and ask for her help and forgiveness. Then we have him doing the same thing, only it’s 2 years apart. He can’t have super long times away from her. It kills him that he has to leave her.
The same can be said for Lisbon. Each time Jane has left her, especially in The Crimson Hat, she nearly had a breakdown, because she can’t bare waking up every single day, and he isn’t at the office for her to see or greet. It’s why in Red John, she wanted to be with him when he faced Red John. It wasn’t possible, but she lets him go. She let him go because she loves him, and even though it was against her moral code, she knew he was going to go after Red John and might kill him, but her love for him and her desire to see him happy again won out over her heart’s desire.
Lisbon is completely selfless, and Jane is completely dependent. Jane’s dependency on Lisbon’s happiness is directly the reason for Lisbon’s selflessness. It balances each other out. Jane gives Lisbon all of himself, and she takes it and returns it by letting him know what kind of person he is. On numerous occasions, she has told him how much he means to her and the team, and he turns around and uses that for Lisbon. He gives back what he receives from her.
I think it is important that these two trust each other. And they do. I think the fact that they have had 10 years together has strengthened the bond they share to the point where you don’t know where Jane ends and Lisbon starts, that is how close they are. And what I love about them is they aren’t your normal OTP. They had some stuff going on that tested the bonds, brought them close to the edge, but they always came back and came back even stronger.
I also love how Jane and Lisbon put each other first. Red John was so much apart of Jane’s life, but if anything involved Lisbon, he dropped that to make sure she was safe. And Lisbon always was around to save Jane’s ass, even when he did stupid things to get himself into it…she was like a protective little angel for him, and Jane was Lisbon’s.
Everything these two have been through, they have been through together. I think love has a lot to do with it. Jane loves her so much that he doesn’t think he deserves her love or affection; he doesn’t think he deserves such a good woman like her for what he has done in his past. He doesn’t realize that Lisbon doesn’t care. She doesn’t care what he was. She loves what he has become. She loves the kind man who once gave his winnings to help a woman get a new kidney, who gave thousands of dollars worth of jewels to the thrift box, the man who could have died in a bomb explosion with her and chose to stay and die by her side rather than leave, the man who raced to the scene to make sure she was okay when Red John snatched her…she is in love with THAT man, not what he used to be.
And for Lisbon, she wants more from her life now. She is changing, and Jane has changed her. She can finally see a future in which she has someone to love and a life besides police work. She can finally see that there are things she wants for her life, and Jane can give it to her. She is so lost without Jane, and for me, there is nobody else better for Lisbon. There is nobody that makes her feel like her life is complete but Jane. But she is so selfless that if Jane needs to go away from her to find happiness, she will let him.
Nobody knows the other like Jane and Lisbon. They know each others likes, dislikes, actions, thoughts…everything is an open book with these two. They can read each other to the point where nothing is hidden, and everything comes in the open.
Jane deserves a good woman to love, and Lisbon deserves a good man to love. They deserve happiness together, and they make everything they do that much more important to each other.
I ship Jisbon because you will never find two people who love each other more, that have sacrificed more and have lost more than these two. I ship Jisbon because when Jane walked into the CBI that day, he walked into her heart and left an imprint. I ship Jisbon because nobody else deserves them. They deserve each other, and they love each other deeply.
There is no going back. Not when you are THAT deeply in love as those two are.