Michael Emerson on Juliet and Ben

Q: He is the character fans love to hate. Is he ever going to have any love interest?A: I don’t see how. I think he hasn’t the kind of social maturity or frankly enough time in the day to get focused on someone outside himself. His mission does not allow enough leisure time for romance. This is not to say that he doesn’t become attached to people or possessive of them, because we saw that with his relationship with Juliet. But it wasn’t going to go anywhere because like most people who have part of their brain very highly developed, I think the other parts of the brain or personality lag behind. He has many gifts. And he is, on some level, a genius, I suppose. But in the field of personal development, he’s not very highly evolved. He’s immature about relationships.

Source: PARADE