‘HTGAWM’ Creator Knows You’re Here for More Michaela-Marcus Hookups: ‘That Story Isn’t Over’

“There is something there,” Pete Nowalk says of ‘Scandal’ crossover, ahem, crossover between Aja Naomi King and Cornelius Smith Jr.’s characters

Last Updated: March 16, 2018 @ 12:28 PM

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve watched through last Thursday’s episode of “How to Get Away with Murder”)

If you were really hoping for Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry) and Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King) to work things out in the Season 4 finale of “How to Get Away With Murder” tonight, you may not be thrilled with what creator Pete Nowalk had to say to reporters following an early screening of the episode on Wednesday.

However, if you were one of the fans who enjoyed watching Michaela hook up with “Scandal”s Marcus Walker (Cornelius Smith Jr.) — so, cheat on Asher — during the crossover episode last month, you now have more fuel for your fan fiction.

“I think it’s going to be a long road for Asher to forgive Michaela,” Nowalk said. “I think especially with the other disasters going on in their life, they’re not going to have a lot of time to sit down and have couples therapy right now. And I think what feels really real to me about Asher is he’s just so angry, and we’ve seen him be angry before and do things kind of crazy with his anger … he has a little bit of a hot head.”

What is interesting to Nowalk, “is what does Michaela really want. She keeps saying ‘I love you Asher. I made a mistake.’ But I think he’s maybe more emotionally in tune — that he knows she’s not being honest with herself.”

“So for Michaela/Asher fans — and I also know there’s Michaela/Marcus fans now, who’ve been tweeting at me, that happened really fast [laughs] — there’s a lot to work out there,” he added.

Because “Scandal”s seventh and final season will come to an end on April 19, does Nowalk want to leave the door open for Smith to enter his little corner of Shondaland?

“I’m not counting anything out,” he said, as he’s operating as if the show has an officially been picked up for Season 5. “Obviously no decisions are made and Cornelius is a very in-demand actor. So it also a lot would depend on him. But I think that story isn’t over.”

“I mean they did have sex in a car so,” Nowalk added, laughing. “So there is something there.”

The Season 4 finale of “How to Get Away with Murder” airs Thursday at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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