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Lafayette has been marginalized this season
Correct: Well, Lafayette was marginalized this season, but he's generally been marginalized for a couple years now. In fact, since the departure of Kevin Alejandro's Jesus, Lafayette hasn't had much to do for a while now. At least he got laid, which was only relevant because it allowed Jessica to stop being hung up on that guy who changed faces between seasons and allowed her to be a free agent between Jason and Hoyt. So that's what Lafayette did this season: He made it possible for pretty white heterosexuals to get freakier this season.
- Dan Fienberg
Correct: Nelsan Ellis has never gotten the recognition he's deserved for his portrayal of Layfette, but it would have been nice if the show's writers gave him a little bit more to do in season 7. Obviously, we're not going to disagree with them giving him some sort of romantic happiness with bisexual vampire James (Nathan Parsons), but beyond helping Lettie Mae say goodbye to Tara (which he was barely a part of) Layfette is going out with a whimper. Shame.
- Gregory Ellwood