“When you feel the way I feel about you, the easy loophole through the creepiness and danger is to treat them like a child. “Chip off the old block.” “You’re the best, kiddo!” It’s a crutch. It’s a way for me to tell you how important you are from a distance. But now you’re becoming this mature, self possessed, intelligent young woman, and I can’t keep patting you on the head or talking down to you.
You have to grow up because the world needs more women like you. We can’t keep doing this forever, kiddo.”
“There aren’t a lot of TV relationships out there like this and I’m sure if something real develops between this older dude and this younger girl, it will be taken seriously.”