I do think that rule is being set up as a "complication". And it's going to be exactly as big of a rule as they need it to be to have the maximum amount of fun with . Henry/Maddie doesn't count because Jules says clearly that the rule has only been set in place since Shawn outed Lassie. Declan/Jules doesn't really count because he wasn't yet a fixture at the department when he asked her out and stopped working there before they went on their first date.
1st, I totally get what ya mean by complication and it being as big a problem as they want it to be. That makes perfect sense and totally is what's happening.
2nd, that part about how the department relationships (other than Lassie's) sort of going around the rule with Declan being hired after he asks Juliet out, but finishing the case before their first date and then Henry and Maddie being before the rule. I think that the rule has a nice little challenge for them as a couple, and it'll be fun to see how they get around it until they're found out.
I think Henry will love Juliet because she's a cop and he already knows her pretty well, I think he'll also be like, you better not hurt her, to Shawn. Then Gus is really in the know with Juliet, I think 1st he'll be on the caramel binge and what not, but then he'll start hanging out with Juliet without Shawn and they'll bond. As for Maddie, I think she'll be treating Shawn like her little boy and be the protecting one and threatening Juliet if she hurts her little boy. idk, but that's just IMO, I could be TOTALLY off, but we'll see!
Edited by Zooey, 21 November 2010 - 01:48 PM.