I think this is why all of the guys had a really strong reaction to her bending the rules, whether it got them the results they wanted or not.
Lynch is a person who wants a good outcome, and is willing to bend the rules to get it, while the guys are not.
I really do think it's why the stressed so hard at the end about the maid asking Lynch if she put it to the guys the way she'd just put it to her (aka, saving her life), and Lynch stated that they wouldn't understand. She knows they're rule-followers, because their lives depend on it, whereas she feels she has more leeway.
Agreed that this will be a future source of conflict in styles that will come to a head. It could go either way. The guys realize sometimes you have to bend the rules, or Lynch realizes that by bending the rules, she's actually hurting more than she's helping. We'll see.
I don't think Bonnie cares at all, but Tan seemed insistent he would buy another ring that wasn't associated with the shooting. So, while she may not insist on it, I believe Tan will be getting one.
But regardless, tossing off three month's worth of salary because something bad happened the day he was going to give it to her, seems pretty weak.
However...it did set up some future Street drama, re: who he gives that ring to, because you know dude's going to dig through the trash for it.
They're working too hard on making her "the woman." I think the reason the guys have had better storylines is because they're more generic.
The problem I see with Chris is that her identity seems too tied to the other characters. Like, when they did that fake thing with Street, she was just forging ahead, with little regard for herself.
I think that's Chris's theme: Making decisions that in the end hurt her.
But in this case, she was ready to drop it until Hondo convinced her otherwise.
She has this strong crusader streak, which is fine, but it seems more willy-nilly. Whatever way the wind is blowing, she'll take up that cause.
We have something similar going on in SEAL Team, only it's done better. The young buck who had something traumatic happen and has taken up the cause.
It helped that we saw the triggering moment when his focus changed.
Like, we see Hondo's family, so we understand deeply where he's coming from. Same with Deac.
Perhaps the problem is that Chris' connections aren't concrete enough, except with Street.
The thing is, he HAS won on so many fronts. As a matter of fact, he's done such a good job healing relationships, he's upset it's worked so well. He's mad at himself for mending fences and making a happy daddy. All of this is because of him. It worked, and now he's pissed about it.
I understand that as well.