The storytelling hasn't changed in the slightest.
Jack was a wreck and he was fucking losing. He has spent the better half of his journey alone and 100% accountable for his failures, and it fucking destroyed him.
Now he has someone to help him again, but since that someone just happens to be female (and fuckable) it's suddenly a fucking crime.
I know for a fact you faggots would literally be happier if he kissed the Scotsman instead.