90s media: we're not allowed to say out loud that characters are gay, but the subtext between these two same-sex individuals is SMOULDERING

2010s media: We Know Canon Gays Are Important To You, so this token character will mention his husband. Right before getting killed by the monster. You're welcome! Please write about us on tumblr, fellow kids.

It's a good thing that TV doesn't have to self-censor as much anymore, but... anybody else feel like A Point Was Missed somewhere along the way?

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