When we last saw Don Lothario, he was running away from his wedding to Cassandra Goth. Let's see how Don is doing now...
Me: Don, I don't believe you! You just dumped Cassandra, and you've already moved on to Nina Caliente? You should be ashamed!
Don: Cut me some slack. I was with Cassandra for two years. Two long years and I was faithful to her. But marriage and family aren't for me. I'm young, I'm handsome, and I've got a good job. There are so many women out there. I've got to make up for lost time.
Me: I see you have a lot of making up to do.
Don: *snickers* And making out.
Me: Don't you two look cozy?Don: Nina is a great girl and she's gorgeous, but I'm not committing to anyone right now.
Don: Can you blame me? Kaylynn is so hot in her maid uniform! Plus, she counts for NPC woohoo. Say, that reminds me. You don't have that Risky Woohoo hack installed, do you?
Me: No. This population is already out of control.
Don: I know, but she's so hot. And, she's blonde!
Don: It's not just her looks. Dina is a very smart businesswoman.
Me: Why are your fingers crossed?
Don: I've got to do something about her.
Don: Thanks for coming over, Cassandra.
Cassandra: Why did you invite me over, Don?
Don: Cass, you are the most wonderful woman in the history of the entire Simverse. You're incredible. You have the looks of a Miss Simerica with the brains to match. Cass, you need someone good enough for you. You don't want a guy who spends all his time thinking about cars and working on his biceps. You want somebody who can love you the way you deserve to be loved, the way I want you to be loved. Cass, you need someone who will love you forever, properly. You're my friend, Cass, and I want to see you with the best. You need Mr. Incredible, Mr. Amazing, Mr. Fantastic, and in your heart you know I'm right.
Don: I thought for sure that speech would work.
Me: Well, it did sound better coming from Patrick. By the way, I didn't know you were interested in Robotics.
Don: I'm not, but if I'm going to be dealing with psycho chicks, I'm going to need some sentry bots.
Me: Congrats on your promotion, Don.
Don: This sucks.
Me: Why? You're a Resident, and you're going to be making more money.
Don: Did you see the hours? 6 PM - 1 AM! That's prime dating time!
Me: You know, if you're going to be entertaining ladies here, you might want to boost your cooking skill.
Don: This is temporary. I'm saving up for a butler.
Don: I know I'm ripped now, but I was a fat kid. My schoolmates teased me so much, I cried myself to sleep every night.
Samantha: Oh, you poor thing.
Me: I can't believe she's falling for this crap.
Don: You'd be surprised at how many women do.
Me: What, you're actually greeting a guy?
Don: No, I don't swing that way, but I'm hoping I can fix Connor here up with Cassandra. Give her someone else to stalk.
Me: Why, Don, that's so generous of you.
Me: I see you've forgotten about Connor rather quickly.
Don: Well, Virginia Kwa walked by, and I just had to greet her.
Me: If she leads off with talk of public woohoo, she must be perfect for you.
Me: Let me take a guess...
Don: Yes, Cassandra came by last night. This can't go on forever.
Me: Don, have you actually tried apologizing to her?
Don: What, that will never work!
Me: So, do you like these hours better?
Don: Yep. Especially the 10 AM part. Gives me some time to sleep in.
Me: Yeah, I'm sure you're going to be doing a lot of sleeping in.
Me: Get ready to rumble!
Don: Cassandra, I am so sorry I left you at the altar. I know it must have been painful for you, but trust me, it's the best thing. I wish I had been strong enough to tell you sooner, so it wouldn't have hurt you so much. Will you please, please forgive me?
Cassandra: Ok, Don, I forgive you.
Don: You do?
Me: You do?
Cassandra: All I wanted was for you to realize the pain you put me through. Promise me, you'll never do that to another woman again.
Don: Cass, I know this in no way makes up for what I did to you, but will you please accept this rose?
Cassandra: Oh, Don, you're so sweet.
Me: Uh-oh, here we go again.
Don: Well, who would have thought I would have come out of that smelling like a rose?
Me: No pun intended, I'm sure.
Don: I can't believe a simple apology worked. If I had known that, I would have apologized ages ago.
Me: I hope you learned something from this, Don.
Don: Oh, I did. I learned that Ladies love cool Don! *sings* Oh, yeah, who's the man?
Me: Ok, I'm going to let you revel in your unmitigated ego for now, but you and I have business to discuss next week.
Don: Are you kidding me? After all she put me through this week, I am totally hitting that.
I was worried that a single Sim household was going to be difficult, but Don's story practically wrote itself. I really wanted to characterize him more sympathetically. I wanted to see him as misunderstood, but Don really did come off as a womanizing jerk. But he's a lovable, jerk. :)
I also got to try out the Smooth Talk interaction for the first time. I thought the Prima Guide said it would erase the furious state, but the relationship between Don and Casandra must have been too low, because it didn't work the first few times.
I am afraid Don and Nina are the first victims of the Alphabet Twist. They have three bolts of chemistry, but can't be together because their initials don't match. He does have two bolts with Dina, though.
Speaking of the Caliente sisters, they are up next!