The BBC show Luther has just had its Season 3 air on BBC America, and while title character John had a fling with the oddly straw-haired (really—was it a straw wig?) Mary, we know who really deserves his heart. (It's an intense police procedural, so not a romance, but for goodness' sake, it's Idris Elba as DCI John Luther, with brilliant acting and tense emotional situations, plus serial killers).
His black heart, perhaps, but his heart.
It's Alice Morgan (played by Ruth Wilson), the brilliant psychopath introduced in the first season, who becomes obsessed by Luther, stalks him, terrorizes his ex-wife and her new love interest, kills someone who could have done Luther harm, and then asks him to run away with her. And he's nearly tempted, even though he knows what Alice is.
Alice does leave, and doesn't return until the last episode of Season 3 (check out a clip of her entrance here), but prior to that, there's a scene showing postcards lined up on Luther's mantle from all over the world. From Alice, of course; they're the only decoration Luther has bothered to put up in his dingy house. Aw! He cares!
Alice and Luther are each the smartest person the other has ever met, and so what if one of them is an amoral killer, and the other is a police officer with a conscience that works on “by any means necessary” guidelines? They are two sides of a super-smart coin, and I wish Luther had taken off with Alice. Maybe now he will?