Fridge Logic: So Stratton - an industrialist and potential political candidate - doesn't have a single assistant or confidante he can call to get rid of Jody discreetly, before he finds out who she really was? That doesn't sound like a very good business or political leader.
Jerkass Woobie: For all the trouble she causes, it's also easy to feel sorry for Jody. Her mood swings may be played for drama, but it's clear she's a troubled girl in great need of help.
What an Idiot!: No matter how many times Jody demonstrates herself to be a lying liar who lies, Stratton continues to fall for her sob stories, again and again and again, allowing her to manipulate him with absolute impunity.