I'll admit that I'm more of a "Baloo & Becky" fan (even if I like ALL the characters pretty much - you did an amazing job on them and they're the best part of the series to me!), so I can't resist asking this.
In the series, there are numerous times when we see Becky breaking her "rough shell" and showing her feelings to Baloo (she cries for him in "Bearly Alive", she admits loving him in "Last horizons", she's jealous in "A Star is torn" etc...)
So I believe it's pretty obvious that Becky consider Baloo as "more than a friend". (even though she most often would want to strangle him instead :) )
But so far (I still have a few episodes left to watch), I haven't spotted a single time where Baloo shows some feelings to her. Sure, he saves her several times, but he does the same for all of his friends. In fact, he always reacts pretty roughly when Becky does open her heart.
So, is the opposite true, does he hide it or is she "just a friend"?
No revelation here... Baloo & Becky were fashioned after Sam & Rebecca from the (then) popular sitcom "Cheers." Baloo loses his business and winds up working for a woman who lacks his knowledge and experience, but who (as his boss) harps on his careless ways. Sound familiar? It was a good dynamic - plus we had the added bonus of the two of them watching over Kit... one the caring Mom and one the careless Dad.
So, yes, there was supposed to be a love/hate relationship with Baloo & Becky. I thought there was pretty much equal evidence that they secretly cared for each other, but maybe it wound up lopsided in Becky's favor. (Like I said, it was hard to oversee so many scripts.) Baloo was a fairly careless character in Jungle Book, so we kept that quality in TS.
Of course, we could never let that relationship come to fruition. (It's a series, folks!) It's what destroyed the Sam/Diane relationship.
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