“Will you just give him [Robert] a break? I know how he comes across, and today was a prime example of him at his worst but … deep down, he’s actually alright, and he’s a pretty awesome brother but nobody gets to see because he doesn’t let people in.”
I love how Victoria sees the good in Robert, despite knowing what a little piece of work he is, and how much he screws things up, she sees that goodness in him. She sees all the stuff that is right in him, whilst still accepting his flaws.
Obviously, she won’t be pleased with how he’s gonna set Adam up, and it’ll take a toll on her, but it’d be so nice to see Robert pacify and console his sister, show that caring nature he has that we’ve seen him display to Aaron towards Victoria when she needs him, especially after what he does. Not necessarily “worm his way back into her good books”, because he has nothing to prove to Victoria, but because it’s a direct way for him to connect back to his family again.
And Vic can’t stay mad at him for long, she loves him too much. And she’ll see Robert’s intentions behind why he did what he did, though it’s … a pretty low thing to do, but she’ll see that he was only doing it because he cares for his sister, and maybe … MAYBE, a harsh telling off from Vic, whilst it may not make much of a difference, because lets face it, this is Robert, but maybe, because Robert directly hurts Vic by setting Adam up, maybe that COULD just make him see that not everything needs to dealt in the manner he deals things with.
And if Aaron learns about this setting up Adam thing, Aaron’s gonna be even more livid with Robert. So yeah, in a way, this is Robert’s chance to make things up, patch things up, PROPERLY with the people he really cares about and loves, because no doubt, Aaron (even though he’ll be pissed), once he sees how Robert was looking out for Vic, will understand why Robert may have done what he did. And no doubt, Robert will be mad at Aaron for hiding the Adam cheating thing from him, so yeah, in a way, this is a pretty good chance/outlet for them both to clear the air, however small/big the impact it may have between them.
And then there’s the “small” matter of when the affair comes out, and how Robert’s gonna need his support system with him through it all.