This is a discussion topic for the N4 Lesson 6 reading passages.
2- The italics have been added to ‘and’ in this sentence to show stress. Sometimes when も is used several times, it sounds similar to emphasizing the ‘and’ when speaking in English.
There are no italics on and.
坂本 is a legend for not taking that deal! That 社員 is a slippery mf!