I swear to god, it’s like Alex O’Loughlin decided to play this bromance as though Steve is secretly infatuated with Danny. Probably when he read the part in the script where Steve forced Danny to be his partner like “an attractive boy who knows he’s handsome and wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.”
To be honest, I’ve been throwing the term ‘shipping’ around for certain fictional characters like it was just some expression. But I think I just grasped the true essence of the term. .__.