Usually, when a couple breaks up on a TV show, one or both of the broken lovers fly away, unless there’s a kid involved or some stronghold at work.
As a fan of Tyler Perry’s Sistas can attest, the BET night soaps are hugely popular unlike other TV services, and that’s why Gary won’t leave Andi alone, even though they’re no longer in it. After embarrassing her by participating in a three-way game with Robin and moving out of her apartment, Gary continued to show up.
At the beginning of season 4, Gary gave Andi a $500,000 Rolls-Royce filled with designer bags. He even sent a group of fake policemen to Andi to arrest her until Karen yelled at them to stop and made them leave. But Gary’s quest to get Andi back is far from over, and when Sisters airing at 9pm this Wednesday, he’ll surprise her with more acts of love. But was it too little, too late – and he broke into her apartment?
Chido Nwokocha and KJ Smithwho play Gary and Andi respectively, have their theories about how far a successful hedge fund manager is willing to go and when and if Andi stops his efforts once and for all.
“It’s been fun creating this fan-favorite character,” Nwokocha told TVLine with a chuckle. “I played a character that everyone loved and hated, even hated Hayden and Karen. And that is saying a lot. No one has had a visceral reaction like Gary.”
After playing Gary for four seasons, Nwokocha said that he knows the good and bad sides of the character.
“In many ways, Gary is Mr. Right. He’s tall, dark-skinned and handsome, and he’s got money,” the actor explained. “But if you take a closer look, it’s all wrong for Andi because he’s controlling and manipulative. Gary can become a better person. He hasn’t been there yet. That won’t stop him from trying to win Andi back at all costs. Sometimes I read the script and say, ‘Tyler? I go back to her house again? I think Gary has moved out? This is the tenth time Gary has said he is leaving and moving out. ‘”
If Gary is away, it will cost Nwokocha his job. So the trick is to find something better for Gary to do, like be friends with Zac. Smith also believes that Gary has a part to play, even if Andi continues without him or starts dating Robin.
Smith commented: “Andi still sees potential in Gary, but potential isn’t enough if that person isn’t the right fit for you. “If you wait too long, you will experience more than you need to. And no one has time for that. We all come across each other at different parts of our personal development process. Time problem. Have you ever had an ex still in your life in a different capacity? Unfortunately, this is the case with Gary.”
What do you think of Gary’s expensive efforts to win back Andi? Do you hope Andi leaves him alone for good? Drop your thoughts in the comments.
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