As a Careeser, another part of John’s anguish about losing Joss is the fact that he didn’t tell her how he felt about what she did for him earlier in their relationship.
And he probably feels like he is a curse to the people he loves and cares for.
For me, of course, that kiss is not platonic so he went out on a limb with the kiss, hoping she would return his feelings. She didn’t reject him and I would say that it was something he eventually wished to return to discussing.
I agree with you so much That kiss between John and Joss was not platonic. At least not on Reese’s part. Nolan, Plageuman, whatever his name is, they said it was just a kiss between friends who knew they might die. Even Taraji kinda put it that way. Ok, then, why did they let that scene stand in Dead Reckoning with John about to go up to the rooftop and explode? Joss looked at John like she loved him desperately, not like a friend! I’m just glad they let the kiss stay, or else we never would be able to know that yes, Reese, has romantic feelings for her and there may be a future for Careese. I say you would not kiss your good friend of the opposite sex in that situation, you would give them a big hug, not a kiss. I am angry that the writers/producers were never going to give us Careese, or even the chance of Careese it seems. They knew what a lot of us wanted and they just didn’t care. Thanks to Jim for keeping the dream alive, even though it almost makes it hurt double now.