So what happens on Valentine’s night when Tina and Peter plan to meet?
Peter arranges to spend the night with Tina once Carla’s on her way to Paris but Carla has other plans and decides to fly him out to Paris as a surprise for Valentine’s Day. He’s stunned and gutted when she tells him as he was really looking forward to having Tina to himself but as he packs for Paris, Tina arrives on the doorstep and tells him she wants him. They sleep together and then Peter sets off to Paris to spend the evening with his wife.
Doesn’t he feel guilty about having sex with Tina and then leaving for Paris to see Carla?
He feels like the cat that’s got the cream. He has a beautiful wife and a beautiful mistress. He’s on his way to Paris to spend the night with his wife and he’s just slept with Tina. He must feel guilty but he also can’t help himself.
And then when he gets back from Paris, he jumps back into bed with Tina…
His lust for Tina just takes over. He wants her - nothing else at that time crosses his mind. He arrives home and heads straight round to Tina’s and arranges to meet up with her.
Is this the ideal situation then for Peter – having both a wife and a mistress?
Right now I think it is. He really likes Tina and he wants her but he loves Carla and doesn’t want to lose her. As long as nobody finds out then nobody gets hurt.
Having said that, Tina and Peter are almost caught when Steve lets himself into the flat having seen a light. Is it inevitable that the affair will come to light?
Peter’s caught up in the moment and he’s having an affair, he’s not thinking about the effects it could have. He’s in the here and now – future consequences aren’t crossing his mind.