@the_stegman: It's also because of the roller coaster that is her character arc. In the first season she was all over the place. Then in season 2 she was unbearable for most of it. Then towards the end (possibly because the show runners realized how awful she was) she had a dramatic improvement. Then this season she is acting like a moron again. I understand that she would be in an emotional state after the tragic death of her sister but man, she is just so unlikable. Laurel has also been the source of a lot of the signature CW drama and most of that stuff has really fallen flat for me. She has a lot going against her right now.