We may not know the future
of Eyewitness, which has us really concerned
for the future of the show’s one true pairing — OTP if you will — Philkas.
That’s Phillip, and Lukas.
As we get closer to the
season one finale of USA networks new series Eyewitness’ (based on Norway’s Øyevitne), the
anticipation grows — because damn is this show intense. The series follows a
pair of teenage boys after they witness a triple homicide — and the mystery that
inevitably unfolds following. The teens, Philip and Lukas, escape from the
killer and try to go on with life– but that quickly changes when the man behind
the killings finds out what they’ve seen.
From anxiety to hiding
secrets — this relationship that grows between the pair, portrayed by Tyler
Young James Paxton, is a common story that will resonate with many. Fact is,
Philip and Lukas were ‘hooking up’ at the cabin and Lukas — unlike Philip– is
still in the closet. It’s not easy being open about your sexuality in a small
rural town — especially when knows that that the town and his father, won’t
Lukas and Philip show signs
of struggle with their relationship from the get-go, but the growth the two
experience over the span of the show is exponential. The internet has been
praising Paxton and Young’s stellar chemistry, top notch acting and the sheer
emotion behind their portrayals of their characters — and the rest of the world
needs to catch on.
With all thats said and
done, we hope for the best with this show, and couple — because well, it’s hard
to not be invested in the tumultuous and evolving relationship that is
Here’s why we’re rooting for Phillip and Lukas to have a happy
Lukas was willing to let
Philip ride his bike — the bike no one touches but Lukas. He confessed to Helen
(Philip’s guardian/sheriff) that Philip was telling the truth so he wouldn’t
leave him, even after his father told him he would lose athletic sponsors. The
list goes on. He may not always say how much he adores him, but he shows
exemplary signs of love.
Philip knows exactly what
Lukas wants to hear
Sure — he could have easily
played his favourite song, but Philip knew that if there’s anything that Lukas
loves, it’s being on that dirt bike.
They know exactly how to
comfort one another
Sometimes its just simply about the “its alright” and “we’ll be
okay” from the one you care about to actually make you believe
There was no “oh, why don’t
you swim?” After just telling Philip that the water is only a few feet deep, he
dropped the conversation and sat next to him. There was no demanding of answers
there was just comforting.
Lukas’ first words when he
wakes up from a coma
Not “where am I” or “what
happened” but “where’s Philip.” Even when in a coma, the boy who hides all his
feelings first words were for the boy he didn’t want anyone to know had anything
to do with him.