TV Squad is convinced that Rebecca and Justin will soon be together on Brothers & Sisters. Frankly, so am I. The show has been slowly edging towards this week after week. I feel as though it is only a matter of time (well, first there has to be the reveal that Rebecca and Justin are not in fact related at all, then they'll go through the "is it gross" phase and then finally they will hook up)...
The question is...because they initially thought of themselves as siblings, when this ultimately happens, will we think it's gross?
You can't deny that the two characters have had chemistry that is questionably unbrotherly/unsisterly from the start. Rebecca seemed awfully annoyed when Justin and Lena started hooking up, and while you could chalk it up to concern, it seemed more like jealousy. This is just one of many examples.
Interestingly, from an anthropological (psychological?) standpoint...the attraction actually makes sense. Bear with me. You see, an anthropologist named Edvard Westermarck discovered that the main reason why siblings find each other sexually unattractive is because they grew up in the same household. Even non-siblings that are reared together from an early age tend to experience the same effects (known as reverse sexual imprinting). So, if a brother and sister are brought up separately "they may find one another highly sexually attractive when they meet as adults." (Wikipedia) Therefore, I thought it was interesting to point out that it is feasible that the two would be attracted to each other, even if they do turn out to be related.
But enough with the science. Should the two ultimately get it on (and they will), will it be juicy, or will you be disgusted?
Share your thoughts!