I agree, along with other fans but contracts and other behind the scenes things made it just "off". Who stays in her job with twins and complains for a year before a cancer patient makes her realize, "Geez, I should be with the father of my children and the only guy I want to be with" I always said in real life, a girl of the week would have been with him on the boat though. A chaste Doug in a gorgeous house in a lovely location, well on TV anything is possible. lol Most fans on this site and others felt if he did charity work in another country for a year, it would have been more believable. He finds out later about the pregnancy, finishes his term and comes back.
He became a better actor but even when they meet at his house, he does the exact same thing, the smile, holding her face, kiss and lifting her up.When he met her outside her house when they started their relationship again, same thing. When you watch a lot at once, you see the formula but it was so set with him. He was also very shaggy (hair) around the time of getting in trouble with the heroin baby and I thought that probably was sexy back then, now I was thinking, "get a trim!" lol I think her obsession and earlier suicide (they hoped we'd forget) always made me feel she was the follower, the weaker link. The "I don't want to lose you, I don't want to wake up alone, I don't want you to cheat" When he chased her it was obnoxious and she was right, he wanted her because she acted like she didn't want him. I also felt it was very sexually based, a good thing, but that's it. Everything they talked or joked about was sex, every love note was just sexual, it would have been nice if she ever said anything about him she liked beyond that since that was the basis of most of Doug's flings. Greene was a good friend to balance him though, a very real character.