No one cares about Bonnie/Frank. I mean, where the hell did that even come from? No one cares about Laurel/Frank. No one cares about Laurel/Wes which...ewwww and also, huh???? When did they supposedly fall so hard for each other that Wes felt compelled to dump a perfectly good sista? I mean, this was a blemish-free sista - why is this a favorite trope on television and why the hell is it happening in Shondaland?
And now we're supposed to believe that Wes and Laurel supposedly can't keep their hands off each other? Yeah, I get that they bonded a while back and had a few investigative adventures of their own, but the writers missed their moment back in Season 2, so now they fit better as friends. Their "passionate" sex scenes are a snorefest. There's no sizzle. What momentum they built up before has since fizzled out.
And why is Laurel always attached to some man? When Frank disappeared and Wes was preoccupied with his girlfriend, Laurel had room to grow as a single woman and gain some new dimensions. Instead, the writers turned right around and not only stitched her to another man but also made her pregnant?
See...revamping the dynamic of the cast to shake things up is NOT working. The revised pairs have no chemistry. They make no sense. No cares about Nate screwing the new DA whose name no one can remember. The writers only remember them once every other week for a few seconds anyway. And I've started to realize how uninteresting Connor is on his own. When you subtract Oliver from Connor, he instantly becomes far less interesting. In fact, the only thing interesting left about him is his friendship with Michaela. But Michaela is dating Asher so she has less time for Connor, and besides, I like her friendship with Oliver better. Like, let the boy go off to Standford already! Connor's time is done!
And I ship Annalise/Soraya; Lauren Velez's presence on HTGAWM is steadily growing on me. She's not afraid of Annalise, nor compelled to cater to her - that's refreshing. They two women are slowly bonding in AA, and it would be nice if they had more time together onscreen. Which they would have if we weren't bogged down with all this other filler bullshit.
Michaela shows some promise. She's young, dark-skinned, fabulous, and fierce, so she get mad points for representing. We've learned a little more about her this season; her Southern twang comes out when she's mad, and the writers have been dropping dark hints about her adoptive family (she calls them "trash" and refuses to go into detail). There's still room to work with her, especially since Michaela appears to be the most independent, "together" member of the Keating 5. She's not sleeping on someone's else couch, she's not scrounging for money, and she's keeping up with her studies. But I also get the feeling that if one more body drops near Michaela, she will fully snap.
Speaking of which, at this point I think we're all just trying to figure out who died this season. My money is on Nate, Frank, or Wes. I think Connor's been confirmed alive if I recall correctly. We're also shown Wes supposedly teaming up with the police to take down Annalise, while Laurel lies in the hospital pregnant with (I'm assuming) his child.
Um...okay. The burning house situation just got less interesting. *sigh*