"There's a real vulnerability between them that we haven’t seen before," Weil says of Bonnie and Frank's scene

By Patrick Gomez
October 20, 2016 11:00 PM
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If you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder and don’t want it spoiled, this post is not for you.

So, it appears Bonnie and Frank are no longer in the friend zone.

In case you missed Thursday’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder, longtime coworkers Bonnie (Liza Weil) and Frank (Charlie Weber) reunite after Frank kills Bonnie’s abusive father.

Frank has been on the run for most of season 3 of the ABC drama, but he spends the night on the floor in Bonnie’s hotel room while she sleeps in the bed. That is, she sleeps in the bed until she goes to wake Frank from a nightmare and the two end up having sex.

The two joke about running off and starting a family together, but the next day Frank is gone again.

Now that fans have had a moment to process the late-night hookup, Weil, 39, talks to PEOPLE about the shocking episode.

How is Bonnie handling the death of her father?
I think the death of Bonnie’s father, though a release, is still a loss and that’s surprising to her. It gives her this feeling of needing to belong to something or someone. There’s very much this heightened need to connect and hit this hard reset button and have this feeling of family restored and I think that informs Bonnie and Frank’s fantasy of running away together and an attempt to be normal.

Had she been missing Frank?
I think with Frank being absent from the house I think that’s a loss that’s been surprising to her as well. Bonnie has been very desperate to move away from the life that she came from. She’s been a very guarded person. She wanted no one to know her and to know no one other than the Keatings and Frank. She’s overcome so much and feels she deserves that friendship and companionship now.

How was it filming that scene on the ground with Charlie Weber? And what happens to them now?
I think we get to see so many different colors of Bonnie and Frank. There’s a real vulnerability between them that we haven’t seen before. As for the future, Frank’s abandonment of her is going to bring all these destructive feelings of despair and shame to the surface.

The whole concept of season 3 is that one character had died and one survivor will be revealed each episode. Does anyone on the cast know who doesn’t make it?
No! That’s how it’s always been with the mysteries. All of those scenes from the night of the fire are just stand alone scenes in each episode. We never know the broader framework of what that night holds, so it’s quite a challenge. It’s been very interesting to see how it’s unfolded and I think that loss is going to be a profound devastation to everyone — both the characters and the actors.

How to Get Away with Murder airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.