Luke and Penelope Have Good Chemistry
Penelope and Derek arguably had the best relationship on Criminal Minds but there’s no denying that there’s also something special about her relationship with Luke. Most of Penelope and Luke’s scenes are pretty adorable (especially those awkward elevator scenes) and Penelope, who is mostly cheerful, flamboyant and fun-loving, notably comes off as aloof when it comes to Luke. With Penelope singling Luke out, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Penelope’s loathing eventually turns into infatuation.
Luke Understands Penelope
Initially Penelope disliked the new guy simply because Luke was the one who took over Derek’s job. There’s plenty of resentment on Penelope’s part, causing her to give Luke such a hard time. Luckily, Luke understands where Penelope is coming from and seems determined to get in her good graces.
Penelope Deserves Love
Though Criminal Minds has never been about romantic relationships, it doesn’t hurt to give its characters some love. Fans once rooted for “Morcia” and after years of genuine friendship and flirty exchanges between the two, it’s easy to see why people would hold out for the two of them to get together in the end. Penelope has and will always have a soft spot for Derek (and vice versa) but the reality is Derek is now a husband and a father. While Luke is not and will never be Derek, he can potentially be the man Derek can’t be for Penelope.
How do you feel about Penelope and Luke’s relationship? Do you think it has the potential to turn romantic? Can you picture Penelope and Luke together? Or are you still hoping she’d end up with Derek?
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