Gotta love the Shrine of the God of Marriage episode. There's more I could go into here, but I want to focus on something I didn't catch the first time I saw the episode but was very pleased to find and I hope you'll like it as well.
When Jillas (in his super convincing disguise) leads our heroes to the shrine of the God of Marrriage, he informs them that in order to enter the temple they will have to be put in a boy/girl coupling.
Right after that a really quick zip-pan goes by in which you can see the characters' reactions to this. I apologize for the poor quality of the shot, but the pan goes by very fast and I only have Prt Scn and Windows Media player for taking screenshots. Stitched together it looks like this:
(If someone can get a better shot of this, I'd really appreciate it)
Amelia's looking at Zelgadis who has his eyes closed and is probably reflecting on how ridiculous the situation is. Lina and Gourry are both looking at each other. Thanks to Jillas's scheme their expectations are going to be challenged.
But forget about them. Look at Xellos and Filia! Either I've completely lost my sense of perspective or they're looking at each other.
Now this is the same Xellos and Filia who will be "objecting to this coupling" two minutes later. Inconsistent behavior? Very. Interesting? I think so.
Now, to be perfectly fair, this reaction does occur before Jillas gives his explanation of these couplings representing "the gods' chosen pairings", but I still think it means something.