He put himself there. As much as >>101811638
's right about his growth, his ultimate test was basically to turn down Star on his own terms. I was actually starting to root for him in the lead up to the Silver Bell Ball. He acknowledged being present for the 'Face the Music' concert. He knew where he was in the grand scheme of things and had come to accept that position and was growing past it. And then he comes right on back at the first chance. Say what you will about Star rebounding him, it was still on him to give into that temptation again after coming so far.