Like. All they had to do was pair Astra and Spooner - which so many want. And if they HAD to have Gideon have a relationship seconds after manifesting then put her with someone who isn’t A. Repulsive B. A creeper who has tried it on with most of the crew C. Someone who isn’t the comic relief - Behrad!
Out of those 5 characters doesn’t it make more sense (and is less vomit inducing) to make:
Gideon/Behrad (if we have to have another hetero relationship)
Meanwhile Gary can try it on with … who hasn’t he tried yet? Drawing a blank on that. Gwyn? Taken. Gary can have his hand. That’s the best I can do for him.
Astra’s reaction to seeing Rip