Does Peter want a full-blown affair with Tina, or does he think a quick fling will get her out of his system?
When he tells Tina that he loves Carla and that he wants to forget about the kiss they had, he does means it to an extent. He has no intention of leaving Carla. He loves his wife, although he does desire Tina. The worst thing that could happen would be for Carla to detect.
So is he considering Tina’s feelings in this at all?
At the very beginning, Peter warns Tina off him. He says to her directly that if she gets involved with him she’ll be on a journey to hell and back. Once he’s married Carla, he does tell Tina that he loves Carla and won’t leave her. I think he does that to spare Tina’s feelings - he can probably tell she’s falling for him a little bit.
In Peter’s mind, as long as he’s warned Tina about how dangerous it could all get, then he’s done all he can to protect her. It’s up to her then if she wants to continue what they’ve got. He definitely doesn’t take advantage of her in that way.
Is it fair to say Peter likes to live dangerously? Does he need constant thrills?
Peter repeats all the same patterns and all the same mistakes over and over again. It’s almost as if he can’t handle things going well for him. He and Carla have had such a struggle to be together, and now they’ve finally got married he’s putting their relationship in jeopardy. He’s got an addictive personality and if temptation comes into his sight he can’t resist it.
And yet both his career and marriage would be over if Carla found out…
Yes, I think that’s why he tells Tina they need to stop what they are doing and states to her that he loves Carla, not her. But when he starts to see Tina as being unattainable and when she kisses Rob, that makes him want her all over again. He can’t help himself. I doubt Peter will get away with it forever though. I’ve no doubt there’ll be catastrophe on the horizon!
How does Peter feel when Tina says she can’t be around him and she’s moving away?
He really panics. Deep down he probably thought that something would happen between them again, despite him telling her it had to stop. He never thought she’d up and leave. He might say he doesn’t want her, but he does - and when he starts to feel as though he could lose her, he wants her even more.
If it came to it, would he choose Tina or Carla?
Tina’s already tried to push for that. Just before the wedding she told him he didn’t have to go through with it - but he did. Carla’s his wife butTina’s his temptation. If it came down to it, Peter would know which side his bread was buttered.