"The Voice" bromance between Blake Shelton and Adam Levine is hotter than a steaming mug of cocoa.
Thank Team CeeLo's Caroline Pennell for bringing out the country superstar's softer (stranger?) side.
After her knockout battle with George Horga Jr., Blake began his critique by noting that George was flat throughout. And then …
"Caroline makes me want to buy a cat and a pink blanket," Blake said.
Most viewers probably did a spit-take with their soda, or at least wondered if they understood correctly. But not his fellow coaches, who didn't seem surprised.
"That's not Caroline who wants to do that," Adam interrupted.
Blake kept going: "… and build a little fire in the house, and just curl up with a cup of hot chocolate ..."
"And Adam," Christina Aguilera said.
"With Adam," Blake agreed.
Sound like something that's been discussed previously? Apparently so.
"He said the same thing when he met me," Adam warned Caroline. "I've heard it all before."
Which might well be true. Indeed, the bromance got going earlier in the evening, after Blake praised Ray Boudreaux's performance.
"Ray, you remembered to take out a couple of words," commended his coach. "It allowed you to take that one last breath going into those big things you did at the end, and you did it. And I'm jealous. I wish I could do that. It's studly."
"It's OK, Blake," Adam said. "I think you're studly. I really do."
"Thank you, because Ray makes me feel like less of a man," Blake said.
It's only October, NBC. There's still time to make that into a holiday special. Blake and Adam, a roaring fire, a bottle of wine and some traditional music. Who wouldn't watch "Blake and Adam's Bromantic Christmas?"
Then again, Blake might have some competition, if the #AdamTina folks get their way.
As the coaches were walking towards their seats, Adam made a proposal. "I'm gonna join Christina's team. Can I be a contestant?"
"AdamTina?" Christina said.
"Yeah, I think we could do it together," Adam said.
The Internet would be overjoyed. But alas. Christina had her arm around CeeLo Green at the time, so it looked like a guy hitting on a girl in front of her boyfriend, which was reinforced later in the show when the four were, again, walking to their seats and talking the various steals.
"I wish I could steal your heart, Christina," CeeLo said.
"You already have it," Christina said.
So to recap: Blake likes Adam. Adam likes Blake and also likes Christina. Christina maybe likes Adam and definitely likes CeeLo. CeeLo likes Christina.
Who do the viewers like? We'll find out when the live playoffs kick off next week!