Bill G. said: So if Jason is a goof, why does he have so many ships at sea? Yup. If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say that Alycia likes Jason for all the reasons that Summer outlines -- or, as Alycia reframes it, that he isn't a "bad boy" (which, given her upbringing, is about all she knows, for a wide array of "bad"). He's not a menace to her, and appears to care, and he's smart. He's also exasperatingly dim sometimes, by Alycia's judgment (which has its own massive blind spots), but that's more frustrating than it is a turn-off. Of course, if you told me that Alycia finds it hard to respect/understand anyone who would actually like her in a non-transactional or un-strategic fashion, I wouldn't disagree with you. If you told me that his being "a goof" is an excuse for her not to make a scary, vulnerability-producing emotional leap of faith, I wouldn't disagree with you, either. Being the angry / snarky person all the time is a very convenient way to never risk being the nice / trusting one. Which might also explain something of her attitude toward Summer, now that I think about it.