I really didn’t intend for this to turn into a series, but I am apparently incapable of looking away from a television show that’s turning into a train wreck. Yes, all of the perfectly logical reasons that Jordan had for not responding to and actively avoiding Danny’s “romantic” pursuit of her have fallen by the wayside because darn it, it’s true love.
This week’s episode was the conclusion of last week’s, which found Danny and Jordan trapped on the roof of the studio in that tried-and-true romcom cliché. (Note to the writers: actually saying out loud what a cliché something is does not make using it any less of a cliché.) It started out all right, with Jordan actually asking him to promise her that this was not intentional (can’t blame her for being suspicious) and still seeming fairly definite that she did not want to date him. But the longer they were stuck there, the more she couldn’t let it go. She asked when he fell for her, asked if it was a physical attraction (and got offended when his response was that she’s “as big as a house”, which- no she’s not, even pregnant), tried to use the AA reasoning that you aren’t supposed to get involved in a relationship during recovery, and eventually came around to the fact that it doesn’t matter because even if she was interested his previous divorces imply he’d just leave her too eventually.
And here we are at the REAL reason she’s been so resistant to dating him- it’s not that she’s his boss, or that he’s been creepy and obsessed and stalky- it’s because she’s scared! (I have to point out that any rational person would be at this point, but for different reasons.) There was more back and forth about her having to explain to her child why he/she’d just lost a second father, and that he wouldn’t do that, blah blah blah, but I sort of glazed over at this point. After they were finally rescued, she headed off first and after a few moments Danny found a slip of paper tucked into his watch band (she’d been doing magic tricks to pass the time..) which read “I’m crazy about you!” Well, I’ll give her partial credit on that one. He chased after her, and thought she’d driven away… but of course she was waiting for him to follow her (safe bet, that) and in the parking lot the show got its big romantic kiss.
So what have we learned? If you’re interested in a woman who has not only shown no interest in you but has asked you directly to stop chasing her, PAY NO ATTENTION. She’s just a woman and therefore incapable of knowing what she wants. If you keep at it, eventually you’ll wear down her completely rational resistance, strong arm her into seeing just how committed you are, and bend her to your will. Awww, isn’t that sweet?