|So, um, Neal and Peter still have some issues to work out . . .|
As you've probably guessed, I voted "No, they've been through too much together." Although Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay are fantastic actors who can sell both the tension and the love between them, I still think the time has come to allow them to grow into a more trusting relationship on all levels. And I didn't fundamentally buy the conflict between them in Gloves Off, because if either of them had just spoken up, the whole thing could have been avoided. And, as I see it, they've been through enough together now to have spoken up.
("Hey Peter, I met with Sam but didn't show him the tape." Or, "Hey Neal. I know you were meeting with Sam while Elizabeth was over. You didn't show him the tape, did you?" Easy way to have avoided the whole problem, guys! Yeesh.)
That said, I admit there is a respectable argument to be made from both sides, as the poll and the comments on it show. Here are our official results:
Yes, these two shouldn't trust each other completely yet. 39 (39%)
No, they've been through too much together. 41 (41%)
It depends--I'll explain in the comments. 10 (10%)
I don't care--just give me more shirtless!Neal and shirtless!Peter. 9 (9%)
A big thank you to everyone who voted, commented or both!