If Fox/911 really was bothered by or wanted to dismantle all of the chaos around Buddie being a couple, they totally could by simply having someone acknowledge them as a couple and have one or both of them dismiss the idea..
Except that *checks notes* oh wait, we already had this opportunity way back in season 2 with the Christmas Elf and Buck's response was THANKS.
Eddie being very abrupt in his breakup with Ana did make me laugh a little, but mostly it made me think how "subtle" he will be in his love confession with a certain golden retriever boy when he finally gets around to addressing his repressed feelings..
Fandom: But what if we just got a little sprinkle of Eddie trauma, mixed with some Buddie soft looks, and some Christopher moments?
Writers: Shoot Eddie, give him panic attacks, have him question his relationship status, break up with your girlfriend talks with Buck, and hold him hostage while his boyfriend bestfriend calls out to him in despair?
As much as I hate to see Maddie suffering, I am so glad they didn't do a "quick fix" for her because postpartum depression is never going to be talked about enough. Thanks Fox for not brushing off this one with a single trip to a therapist office.