However, Ryder is brought back to earth with a bang when he later spots Jade taking money out of the till at Salt. When he confronts her, she denies it, saying she was simply taking her tips for the day. And Ryder is inclined to believe her.
“You certainly can’t trust everything that comes out of Jade’s mouth, no matter how genuine it might seem,” says Mia.
Indeed, when Salt owner Mackenzie (Emily Weir) later discovers that money is missing and confronts her staff, Jade calmly insists she has never taken money from the till.
“Jade wants to have fun and money to spend, but she doesn’t want to have to work for it,” says Mia. “She’s gotten by with people giving her things – with people handing things to her because she’s so charming. And she’s not about to make an exception now. She doesn’t see taking the money as a big deal.”
Later, Ryder confronts Jade about the matter. And let’s just say that Jade’s reaction will leave the teen stunned! What does she do?
Last week, Mia revealed that Jade was ‘flippant’ about her relationship with Ryder.
“Ryder is a bit like a puppy dog as far as Jade’s concerned – and Jade loves all the attention and the fact that she has this power over Ryder,” says Mia. "Jade’s quite flippant and moves on as easily in her love life as she does in her travels."
“She’s forgotten all about Dean, because she realised he wasn’t an option, and is now concentrating on Ryder. She’s definitely aware of how strongly Ryder feels about her and is lapping it up. But her main focus is on having fun.”
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