Anonymous said: what do you think about michaela's biphobia? because i was honestly so disappointed
I saw a lot of people who were disappointed about that particular scene, and I had a lot to say about it, I’m just not good with wording things without babbling on(which is probably what I’m about to do when I actually answer you question lol. But bare with me it’ll make sense I swear!) so I kind of refrained from the subject. But since someone wants my opinion I’ll give it :)
To start this off, Connor is one out of three of my favorite characters in this show. He has his flaws, Yes! And I adore how the writers have made him so diverse. However, I don’t approve of him meddling with Michaela and Aiden’s relationship, and I also don’t approve of him putting Aiden on blast the way he did. It was done out of spite, and it was done to get to Michaela(which clearly worked, but we’ll get to that.)
I feel like the writers of the show’s purpose for that storyline was to say that it’s not okay to put someone’s sexuality on blast, it’s not okay to drag someone’s skeletons out of the closet, especially out of spite. By using Connor’s character who will do whatever he can to get what he wants, no matter how that may affect those around him, it gives off that message that only people with no sense ethics will do something like that(if that makes sense, if not i’ll be happy to elaborate) outing someone is a dick move and no one should ever have it done to them.
E V E R.
Now that i’ve built up to the point, and your question lol. On to the point.
Michaela, and Aiden
For my personal opinion I don’t think Michaela was upset over Aiden being bi if i’m being honest. I don’t even think she has a thought in her mind that because of him being bi that his love for her isn’t what it could be. I think that what upsets her is that she feels like her trust was betrayed, she felt he wasn’t completely honest with her. & it truly upset her even more that Connor blurted the truth out. Michaela doesn’t like want to be made to look like an idiot, and especially by Connor. Could she have handled the sitiuation better, Y E S.
I believe that if the conversation was just between her and Aiden, in the comfort of their own home, and not in a public bar(with Aiden coming out to her of course.) she would have def understood. She loves Aiden, Aiden loves her. What she wants is to know that she, and Aiden can be honest with each other, and that they can trust each other with ANYTHING. I feel like that was a very obvious in that scene.
I love Michaela, she’s so driven, she’s confident, But in my opinion I just feel Connor was to blame for her reaction. She wasn’t just upset with Aiden, she was upset with Connor. She was upset that Connor knew something about the man she’s gonna MARRY that she didn’t know. We have to look at that as well before we just up and call her Biphobic, you know?
I don’t feel she’s biphobic. She & Aiden love each other. She just wants assurance that they can trust each other. What we should be upset, and disappointed with, is that (even though I love the writing!) the writers had Aiden call his sexuality a “phase that he went through in boarding school” because he was a horny teenager. Sexuality isn’t something someone goes through.
I’m sorry that you just had to read that novel I just wrote lol. But Like I said, Michaela, and Connor are 2 out of three(Annalise) of my favs on the show. So I will defend them, especially if I feel like the accusations are false. I also don’t want anyone thinking that I was bashing Connor in answering this question, that’s not what I was doing at all, I just hope a lot of people see this and view the situation in a different light. I know a lot of people were waiting for a reason to dislike Michaela, and that scene if not understood correctly was their door.
I hope I answered your question! Thank you for asking, I needed to get that off my chest tbh lol. And if you have any other questions, Feel free to ask. I love getting them :)
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