Some people had but positive things to mention about how the Stepdad was handling things.
Help the child out? that might just be reinforcing this behavior.
Plus, he clearly finds it far too entertaining to intervene.
Things start heating up as more and longer goes by.
It’s beginning to seem pretty grim for these two lovebirds since she’s now positioned directly ahead of their only source of escape.
You can’t help but feel a touch bad for them.