I must admit, I was disappointed that Ember and Teir recognised. We all knew it was coming, but I was hoping it would be a red herring and she would recognise someone else. I think they are a bad match and Teir is just a drag on Ember. He's whiny and annoying and needy. I know the strong/gentle combination can work well, like with Nightfall and Redlance...but the Ember/Teir dynamic comes across as codependent and unhealthy rather than 'differences make good sparks.' Unfortunately, the result of all this is that the ensuing drama of them being torn apart before they can fulfil recognitions needs leaves me cold. Mender was awesome in this issue though. I never found him interesting before, but he's shown such a different (and slightly disturbing) side to his character. Now if Ember had recognised him, I'd be all over it!