Yes, fluidity is a real thing and that is what I was about to post. Annaliese on HTGAWM is seemingly straight yet fluid, so I think we'll see more of this sort of thing on television. At the same time, I do think the writers at Empire may have decided to bend Jamal just a little bit in order to create more story line. Carol probably slept with Lucious while Cookie was in prison.
Abby was stupid for messaging Chad instead of her mother. Everyone in town hates the last name DiMera, so it's not like Chad would have found anyone to believe him even if she had been able to hit send.
I was glad that prosecutor got run over, she was incredibly annoying. Annaliese is so complex and twisted. When she started hollering out "shoot me", it was took her to another level of crazy. It was a good finale and fortunately didn't disappoint like some of these shows do when they promise a good finale, but fall flat.
I think this death will stick since it was the actor's choice to leave and he is seemingly retiring from acting. Like when Renee Jones retired, Lexie dying was written in a way that was meant to stick.
I'm not sure why the writers thought it was a good idea to give Peter Reckell that sort of material, because it was not working. He's not a terrible actor, but he doesn't have the sort of range to pull off what he was given. Most of that I fast forwarded through, because it just isn't grabbing me.
I sort of like knowing what is coming up in order to have an idea if the show is worth watching or not. Chad, Abby and Ben is pretty much what I'm interested in right now, so I'm glad there is some action there.