Oh, I agree. I’m just paraphrasing what the author said in her response.
Weirdly, I think this is actually the motivation behind one of my least favorite Episode tropes: “The MC gets falling down drunk, and the LI shows he is a good guy by escorting her home and not taking advantage of her.”
It’s like the basic standard for respecting consent is SO low that it’s romantic when someone behaves halfway decently and doesn’t sexually assault a drunk person.
I won’t be reading the re-write to find out!