I will respectfully disagree. I actually thought it was a great move and very good writing to do it the way she (Felicia) did it. I don't know if this storyline is done forever, maybe not, maybe they'll go back to it at some point, but for now I thought it was really smart to close it off like that.
I think Codex got interested in Zaboo not because she was really interested in him, but because after the whole Fawkes thing, she saw Zaboo as safe relationship, a way to not get hurt again and invest in someone that had feelings for her and she knew it. Personally, I prefer them as friends and I thought it was really sweet the way Zaboo "rejected" her, but still being nice. And then with the kiss thing, they realised that they really should be just friends (at least for now).
I really liked it because it was unexpected... What you said, the Ross/Rachel pr Brenda/Dylan thing, that's the expected, I'd much rather see something different, like she did here. I don't think this makes their previous moments meaningless, at all, if anything it makes them more meaningful, because it shows character growth. They started there, had all that drama, and now they are truly friends. Also, that whole scene had probably my favorite Codex/Zaboo moment: Codex's expression/smile after Zaboo's "too soon'd", I adored that!
And I don't think this means the idea of Codex/Zaboo together is necessarily been dumped. Zaboo had his time to grow up a bit, now seems like it's Codex's time, and maybe they had to become true friends first so that eventually they can be together. Although personally, as I said, I prefer them as friends.
But anyway, yeah, you're entitled to your opinion. =)
It was kind of stupid in a certain sense. I could see them sort of letting that plotline die, because the longer the obsessed stalker thing goes on it becomes less light hearted humor and more dark and sick. But the way they did it makes zero sense. Zaboo's whole character is built around the idea that he's the sort of creepy obsessed stalker guy. Having him reject Codex was a little over the top in the unbelievable department.
It actually did kind of make sense to me. I'm sure I'm not the only one that's been really into a girl, failed to get her, and basically realized that the appeal was all in some idealized version of her. When that happens, it's entirely understandable to categorize someone as a friend rather than a potential interest, and even reject advances later on. Time passes between seasons, so it's not like he just randomly became disinterested. Time passed and things changed. That's what happens in the real world too.
As for the kiss... yeah, there was no spark. Being sexually disinterested in someone is enough to kill the prospect of a romantic relationship. I don't understand why this would seem strange to anybody...
I'm not sure the Fawkes thing is totally dead either as a story arc. I doubt he'll be written as someone who is snivellingly trying to make up for things (he's too proud for that), but would probably be providing assists from the sidelines again. Who knows where the lines will go, depends on whether or not there's a series 6....
it is all a set up for the tragic ending. bladezz will find a girl and stop playing, zaboo will find a new obsession and leave. tink will hit a huge break in her career and leave. clara's hubby will finally act like he has a pair and throw the computer out the window. codex will develop a mental disorder and live off the government and dial up. vork will carry on as if nothing has happened. ten years later they meet up again. bladezz has eight kids. zaboo is rich. tink becomes a man. all that is known of codex is she has trouble producing meaningful sentences. clara has become a master at stealing wii fii and rigging ordinary item to get online... vork will be the same...lol.