I don't care what Bob meant, or what the motivation was for his joking. The scene was hardly some sort of phony effort by him to prop up Sheree's relevance on the show. I'm totally appalled by his comments and his attempt to buy her acquiescence in his laughing off his abusiveness with diamonds. Nor do I think I have any basis for analyzing Sheree's hope that something could develop between them, much less that she has some sort of devious interest in his money. Maybe she has some lingering love for him from the earlier phase of their relationship. Maybe she's lonely and a connection that existed brought them together. Maybe a lot of things. I'm not getting where these comments are coming from.