Thanks ma'am. :) I'm glad you liked it; and you are spot on, too. I think the awkwardness to some degree is there in the script and in their performances because of the hurdles they've been thrown that we have seen, Tina being served with divorce papers, Hooten dragging their affair out into the spotlight, etc. And perhaps some of that should be there, but without a contextual element of seeing them interact the way they have for, as we have now learned, months and months before we met them... it's lacking that anchor.
And I agree, I LOVE that hesitancy and thoughtfulness that Jamie employs in a lot of moments, which I think speaks to the sort of "zen master surgeon" aspect of his character, heh. ;) Which is also in the book! And that could be balanced more often by the cocky side of Ty, which I'd love it if the show rolled out more often. MORE of him flat-out shutting down Hooten's poking and prodding. More of that, for damn sure.