Spoilers for Episodes 1 & 2.
I mean, on one hand it’s what she wants at the moment and what makes her happy. And he is a nice guy and he respects her and that’s nice. Also his house is super adorable and I want Edith to own it. On the other hand, I feel like a certain part of her pursuit of Strallan still comes from a lot of her insecurity, and it would be nice for her to continue to grow and become more self-confident, instead of fixating on the first person who calls her lovely. I feel like Strallan did say it best; he needs a nurse, not a wife.
But I mean, the relationship is a good one in many regards. He hasn’t held any resentment against her and he takes her for her word about what happened at the garden party. He’s a nice guy. And some people just don’t grow out of all their insecurities. I doubt someone who has been in Edith’s position and will continue to be in her position ever will. And there is a part of her, I think, that does want to continue to care for people, not just love and be loved. She did find helping all those wounded soldiers so rewarding, and so that element in their relationship is sort of a continuation of that?
Is my absolute favourite relationship? No. But it is one of the few relationships on this show that could be very healthy and positive, and I think it does, ultimately, fit Edith very well; it makes sense. It would make her happy, and I do want her to be happy. Also gosh that house is so adorable.
Having a fifth season seems like a bad idea.