Good god, I did not realize how, well, decent the intended storyline was going to be. Previous to this thread starting, I was of the opinion that 'Scott wasn't a jerk, the writers just kept making him be one' -- which of course is pretty silly, since the writers get to make the character-- however, it felt like the writers kept making tonally nonsensical decisions with Scott for the sake of drama. Well, we've read this thread and I came to realize that, no, Scott was never really written as all that good, and was taking jerkish actions from the beginning. Now I at least remember why I thought it was the writers -- you give a character this kind of story and then choose not to do it? Yeah, writer's fault.