6x09/6x10 Jane and his socks.
What makes you think I want to work with you again? Your are difficult and exhausting and maybe I don’t want to put the rest of my life on hold to be your sidekick. Have you ever even thought about that?
It hurt him to hear this from her, but deep inside both he and she knew they were right.
I think it was fantastic to finally let Lisbon defend herself from being hurt again and again. She gives herself to him and he takes off and does things to make her feel worried that he isn’t coming back.
I think they did the right thing making her let him know that she can’t go through another 2 years away from him, and if this is the goal he is setting, then he can do it without her, because she is just now healing from the wounds.
And it was also the right thing to show that Jane heard her loud and clear and accepted what she said with thoughtfulness and maturity. This whole plane conversation is what made the last scene of this episode so very special. It lay the groundwork for their future - as real equals, real partners - not forced by circumstances - or the threat of a prison sentence, but because they both want it. It was the most honest, most truthful and heartfelt moment between them we’ve ever seen and it was only possible because she really kicked his ass on the plane.