I have good "gaydar" and I don't think Ames is gay. There is something peculiar about his face, in particular the eyes area. It's been bugging me since he got out of the limo in the first episode, but I think I've finally figured it out. I think Ames might have some ancient royality in his bloodline....I bet his ancestry goes back to 1500's England, which means there was inbreding at some point. I think inbreding hundreds of years ago caused that downs syndrome look of his eyes.