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YMMV: Coming Out On Top
Alternate Character Interpretation: Penny and Ian may be worried for Mark's feelings, but forcefully convincing him that Alex is too good for him, right after they become aware of some sign that Mark's crush isn't so unrequited after all, makes their intentions questionable.
Alex's private talks with Mark may serve as a mere hypocrisy to preserve Alex's self-image as an impeccable gentleman rather than solve the problem with honest repentance.
Marty Stu: Being too perfect gets Alex into trouble. He is so good at his job he drives Graham into machinations; so hot it's easy to believe he is not that smart; never fails to charm anyone who is not Driven by Envy; his morality is unwavering, even against logic (until the irresistible Mark enters his life, at least), so much that Graham simply can't harm his reputation.
The Spock: Alex is proud of his conscience and composure.
Squick: Ian's reaction to Mark telling him what he dreamed about.