I have no doubt that once upon a time, Maura truly was in love with Ian.
But remember how Jane was upset because suddenly he just showed up and she was like, wtf Maura? I don’t know about this beard…
Maura physically cannot lie without adverse effects, but when you just decide not to talk about something, that’s not really lying. And if nobody asks, you never have to talk about it.
Personally I don’t think Maura told Jane about Ian because she was ashamed. She was ashamed because she let Ian come and go as it was convenient for him. She let him use her. She let him show up whenever he wanted.
Maura is a strong, independent, brilliant woman who let a man manipulate her, and Maura letting someone, especially a man, continuously treat her this way would have pissed off Jane beyond belief.
And then it’s ironic that Jane ended up letting Casey do the same thing to her.
This is why JTam’s writing pisses me off. Both Jane and Maura are strong, independent, brilliant women, who in 99% of situations, would never allow someone to manipulate them this way.
But throw in the whole “But I love him” aspect, and suddenly all bets are off?
NO. Fuck that.
Honestly, JTam should be ashamed of herself for writing such filth.