I roll my eyes every time Tony gushes and crushes over Dreya Weber during a workout.
It's not always clear why some people develop shingles and others don't. Adalja says that stress definitely plays a role because it can dampen the immune system, giving the varicella zoster virus a chance to reactivate in the body.
And will he ever tire of hollering about how he thinks she's "GORGEOUS"?
As a point of comparison, all that Tony says about Bipedal Eric (not to be confused with Erik Stolhanske) is that he's "pure gristle" and that he "lives on a boat," evoking images of desiccated beef jerky and the Gorton's Fisherman.
If it does get to the facial nerves, it can cause Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which causes some “pretty unique symptoms," Amesh A. D., a board-certified infectious disease physician and affiliated scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, tells SELF.
In addition to the characteristic rash, those include facial paralysis, vertigo, nausea, vomiting, and ringing in your ear.
Granted, she comes across on film like a watered-down version of Tilda Swinton, and I'm not clamoring to rent "The Gymnast" anytime soon, but after watching Dreya's acting and aerialist reels (especially the latter), I can't help but be a little awed.