Another problem with the Ty/Tina personal DRAMA is Mark. He is such a non-entity. While I feel a certain amount of sympathy for anyone who has been cheated on, we don't know him AT ALL or why, exactly, their marriage was in the state it was and why Tina turned to Ty so the lawsuit is a big WTF.
Yes, I completely agree. I have sympathy for those cuckolded, too, and very little for the cheater (just LEAVE already!). Yet to put myself in Ty's shoes, how about pulling out the old "she told me the marriage was over" line? Or, "yes, I thought about him, but Tina was so unhappy in the marriage, my main concern was freeing her from that unhappiness" as a rationalization of naughty behavior. Or, he could have just looked Mitch in the eye and said, "Why, with my good looks and charm, I can't always resist the non-stop barrage of female attention. I'm only human." Okay, the last one wouldn't have worked, but that's what I was thinking...Husband? What husband?