Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers for Too Hot to Handle Season 2, so you might want to stop reading if you haven’t finished watching the Netflix show yet.
One of the main focuses of the Netflix reality show Too Hot to Handle (other than watching good-looking singles freak out about not being able to have sex) is the chance to grow emotionally to be able to form more meaningful relationships. The lack of intimacy or self-gratification is part of that. But watching the experience back can also give contestants a different view of their actions in Lana’s sexless paradise, and it sounds like professional football player Chase DeMoor has some regrets about how things went down with Carly Lawrence in Season 2.
Chase DeMoor and Carly Lawrence formed a connection immediately, but it wasn’t easy-going. Chase was irked when Carly kissed Peter Vigilante on a dare, and Carly seemed consistently disappointed in Chase’s lack of affection toward her. Ultimately the two split and re-coupled with latecomers Joey Joy and Tabitha Clifft. Chase moved on with Tabitha pretty quickly but also gave Carly grief for kissing Joey. Lana had them participate in a workshop that ultimately gave closure to the couple, as Carly got to speak her truth to Chase, and Chase learned the importance of listening.
And it seems Chase DeMoor is still showing his emotional growth, as he told The Arizona Republic that watching the series back has made him wonder if he gave up on what he and Carly Lawrence had too easily.
The breakup, it wasn't as bad as a lot of people might think it was. Going back, I feel like I would try once or twice again to see if I could make something work with Carly on the show rather than go for Tabitha. (I’m not saying that) to take away from Tabitha because Tabitha is great also.
It seems hindsight is 20/20 for Chase DeMoor, but he and Carly Lawrence actually seemed to gain a lot from going through that experience together. Carly said she gained the confidence she’d always wanted to stand up for herself in relationships, and Chase said he still uses the skills he learned in Lana’s workshops to this day.
And while Chase DeMoor is happy with where his relationship stands with Carly Lawrence — he says they talk every day — he’s not exactly closing the door on something happening between them in the future.
That's not to say there's nothing in the future for Carly and I, or Tabitha and I. As of right now, we're all on really great terms. And this is all happening so fast. We've just got to see how everything plays out.
I love how Chase DeMoor also keeps the door open for something to happen with Tabitha Clifft. Oh well, it’s a Netflix reality show, not a miracle worker.
In Season 2, Too Hot to Handle changed the way it distributed its prize fund, with just one person claiming the money, as opposed to it being split among the remaining contestants, as it was in the first season. Seasons 1 and 2 of Too Hot to Handle are streaming now on Netflix, with a third season already ordered. Take a look at some more great shows to watch on Netflix, as well as our 2021 summer TV schedule.