Basically, yes. Unless we’ve been lied to, they were purposely written as a couple in the script. And yes they were pretty damn obvious.
I’ve loved Kimberly and Jason together for basically my entire life. I was 8 when MMPR debuted. I was in my 20s when I first saw Turbo: A Power Ranger’s Movie. I remember thinking, OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD KIMBERLY AND JASON ARE TOTALLY TOGETHER, LOOKIT HOW THEY HUGGED AFTER THE COMPETITION.
I am not ashamed. I am still into it.