This right here! I can see a scenario where they had a private conversation early on where Myrla told Gil "Look, this is never gonna work, you are the exact opposite of what I asked for. But, you're a nice enough guy, let's just play this for the cameras until decision day." And Gil was like "Works for me, I'll be getting DM'd till eternity with this exposure as long as I play nice guy along with you."
Also, I cringed at Brett's roots in the sunlight.