Here's my unprofessional take on Wes.. Remember how Jillian always talks about having to be the strong one, driven, career, etc. That's her MO, that's what she grew up with, so I think Wes somehow hits a soft spot for her and she lets down some of those defenses with him. You know maybe we've all fallen for that not-good-for-you bad boy that can 'use' and 'schmooze' at least once. This is what Wes is doing. He's using her and the show and coming on to her with the awe shucks, country charm. Yuk... Luckily, it seems she sees that light and comes to her senses! I'm sure the HTD killed it for him. Truthfully, I don't think he has enough smarts and class for our Jillian!