I would give almost anything to have gotten a Rossi/Strauss hotel scene. Either the first hotel in season 7 or the New York hotel in season 8. I want to know what they talked about. Did Rossi help her with her necklace? Did Erin tie his tie? How does it sound when they laugh together. Do they spoon or does Erin like to hold him against her? Who makes the coffee in the little coffeemaker the hotel provides? I can see Dave handing Erin, still in bed, a coffee cup and receiving a kiss as reward. They held hands all through the lobby but left separately, Erin whispering something in Dave’s ear and he smiles that devilish grin before kissing her hand and walking out.
We’re never going to have that. Dave is never going to think about or talk about Erin again. The whole year will be lost to the characters and the fans. We won’t get coffee dates or foot massages or movie nights or Skype from the road or Hotch ribbing him like he ribbed Hotch. That still hurts and I’m not sure that it will ever stop. So many fans have ships that they hope and wish and pray will become canon for hundreds of reasons. I have a ship who did, but only through the words of producers, never once onscreen.