Originally Posted by otc
idfnl's explanation doesn't even make sense.
Why give him the apartment if he brings nothing to the table? Clearly he had something (the old family ties) for her to prefer he stick around.
In my opinion she gave him the apartment because there was no real relationship, just a shell. My point was he has no value to her now
since he's wrecked the family's reputation. Notice I said "Now that Pete has destroyed it [reputation], he's useless". Trudy needed the reputation above all else. Now its gone.
In essence, my comment was directed at the new reality for the couple and the change in dynamics brought on by the latest episode. In my opinion his value is gone. I thought my post's current state intent was obvious, and viewed thru that context I believe it makes perfect sense.