As comfortable as he felt in Danielle’s home is as uncomfortable as he felt in Tessa’s home with her family and “best friend.”
First let me address the issue of the “best friend
”. Why was she taking over and interrogating Andy. It was ugly. Andy probably wanted to walk out or tell this little nosey bodied yenta to mind her own business, but he grinned and bore it. His body and facial language showed that he was in clear agony at having to deal with this vicious “friend”
who no doubt was so jealous of Tessa for being so lucky to potentially have this hunk as her husband. Did the producers bring in this “nasty fiend” because it would make good television? I think so!
They really wanted to see what Andy was made of. They found out that through and through Andy never wavered. He was a true gentleman to the core. Tessa’s mother was really skeptical of Andy. Her body language and facial expression reeked of skepticism
. the woman hardly ever smiled when she spoke to Andy and was anything but warm and welcoming. Her scowl made her look very unattractive. Tessa’s father was no bargain either. He barely spoke and seemed to be rather wishy washy.
Finally he inadvertently spilled the beans
as he told Andy that Tessa just entered the competition for fun- to try something different. This devastated Andy. This is where you see him become really insecure and crushed as he wonders if he is being “played: and if she is genuine or if she has any interest in him at all. He asks her point blank how she feels about him and she still will not part with her emotions or feelings when he asks her who she wants to spend her life with. She answers “who do you think? He finally gets a sheepish and soft voiced “you” out of her,
which made him feel happy.
In essence, she made him work for it. She made him pursue her and would not come clean all the way. One can’t blame her. What woman wants her emotions splattered all over TV if a guy is “playing: her. It works both ways. So she is cautious and cleaver.
The upside is that Andy will end up choosing a woman he is attracted to, has chemistry with, and whom he has had to win over, thus quenching his thirst for competition.
The downside may be that she never fully comes clean with her emotions and shares her true feelings.. Perhaps he will have to spend his life coaxing love out of her and keep trying to win her over. The downside is that he will have to have her parents as in-laws. Let’s hope that Tessa’s father becomes more communicative and that her mother becomes less skeptical and less angry. Let’s hope that her sister opens up as well. And most of all let’s hope and pray that Tessa’s “best friend” stays out of Andy and Tessa’s business and their life together.