I love his adorable smile and the way he looks up while ducking his head down. Like, he doesn't want to seem to be paying attention or for people to see his face but he can't help stealing glances, especially when Rae is involved.
Rewatch that scene where he runs up to Rae in the park.
Clearly some of this adorable behavior can be attributed to him looking at her boobs. Seriously, look at the level his eyes drop to, then snap back up to her face, repeated many times. It's boob level.
On the Chloe kissing Finn front, I was reading a book last night - it's Charlotte Stein's Curve Ball - which is essentially about a plus size young woman who is entirely incapable of telling when someone is interested in her since she operates from the assumption that they are not, and her coming to terms with the idea that a guy could actually be specifically interested in her body type. She has to reinterpret every interaction she's ever had with him once she discovers this. She has acted like she hated him for years because she absolutely under no circumstances wanted him or anyone else to think she cared, because that's what exposes you to ridicule. If you don't care, no one can touch you.
Rae worked overtime to give off the impression that she didn't care. And honestly, her demeanor when Chloe asked her about him at the rave would've convinced me. I don't think Chloe would've let that stop her because re-directing someone's attention away from Rae is the point of all this effort, but Rae basically said "I do not want him. Please have at him." She seemed like she'd be happy for them if they got together. So, when you are so guarded about your feelings that you're not just defensive, but you actually go on the offensive and you're convincing, don't be mad when other people are, you know. Convinced.
If I really want to argue her case, from her point of view...I think the one she was interested in originally was Archie. She was shoving her boobs in his face at the pool, plus any girl just coming into that group has about a 70% chance of ranking him #1. She didn't put up much of a fight when Rae went out with him, other than to try to send her out dressed more poorly than Izzy would allow. And as far as she knows, Rae was the one who dumped him, since that was the story he agreed to tell. And since Archie has zero interest in her yet still cuddles up to Rae, she has to think the same thing that Finn does, which is that there's something there and the nature of that relationship is under Rae's control. Chloe can clearly see that Finn likes Rae, so Rae is therefore the one bogarting all the boys (boygarting?). She can't get either one to even look at her. That'd piss me off too, frankly, whether I felt my Pretty Girl Privilege was being threatened or not, and for her this is not just upsetting on an individual level. It's messing up her worldview.
Edited by ostentatious, Feb 15, 2013 @ 5:14 PM.