Over the weekend, a good friend of mine and fellow Kitodiariesian blessed me with a hard-drive-full of movies and series. Yes, I felt blessed, especially since I’d finally gotten my hands on the one series I’ve been angling to watch for so long – Shonda Rhimes’ How To Get Away With Murder (aka Murder).
And so far, that woman’s genius is still wowing me. You’d think she’s lost her touch after Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Anyway, I got to Murder’s Episode 3 (Okay, this is a bit of a spoiler o), and I watched this verbal fight I thought to share with y’all.
First a little background. There’s Annalise Keating, a law professor cum defense attorney, and five of her law students who also sort of interning for her law firm, assisting her in real cases. There’s particularly these two – Connor Walsh and Michaela Pratt, both of who don’t like each other very much. Not like any of the five like each other very much; they’re interns, currying to be the boss’s favourite. Connor is openly gay, and Michaela is engaged to be married to this cute dude, Aiden Walker, who makes an appearance in Episode 3. It turned out Aiden and Connor went to the same boarding school, and Connor, in his usual relentless taunting of Michaela, lets it slip that he and Aiden had had sexual relations way back when. So of course, the engaged young woman was enraged.
And the dialogue below is what ensued between her and her fiancé.
Michaela: You should have told me before you proposed. Before you said you love me. Before you asked me out!
Aiden: Michaela, come on –
M: Where there others?
A: Other people I hooked up with?
M: Men! Men you had sex with!
M: Because if you’re gay –
A: Gay –
M: If. You. Are. Gay –
A: I’m not gay –
M: People are gay. My cousin is gay. It’s not a big deal. I’ll still be your friend –
A: Michaela, it was a stupid thing that happened when I was a kid! A horny kid! I’m not some guy on the down-low, you know that! I love you! I’m not gay.
Then, there’s a pause, before Michaela speaks in this quietly furious tone that is cold with purpose.
M: My wedding dress is Vera Wang. Not off-the-rack Vera Wang. Bespoke Vera Wang. It cost me a fortune. So you better be sure, you can’t embarrass me, Aiden. I have a plan for my life and it doesn’t include you ruining us. You hear me? So you better be sure, because if you ever do anything like that again, I will divorce you! And I will take all your money! And I will destroy any chance you have of a political career!
Now, what was that we were saying about a gay man’s vindictiveness being more lethal than a scorned woman’s? lol