“Gravity Falls,” a Disney XD cartoon series, introduced a gay couple in its series finale.
Sheriff Blubs and Deputy Durland, two minor characters on the show, have raised speculation from the show’s fanbase that their relationship went beyond business partners.
In the series finale, the shipping became canon.
In the episode, the sheriff saves the deputy and the two appear to confess their love for one another while embracing each other’s faces.
“We’re mad with power…and love,” one character says to the other.
Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has previously spoken about including an LGBT character in the series. In a Q&A on Reddit, Hirsch said he wanted to, but was afraid he wouldn’t be allowed.
“I would love to but I doubt they’d ever let me do it in kids T.V. But man I would if I could,” Hirsch says.
This isn’t the first Disney series to include a same-sex couple. In 2014 a lesbian couple was featured on the show “Good Luck Charlie.”