No he was Beth's boyfriend who she was dating for 3 months. Beth is the one who fainted and then tried to kill herself. She is still alive.
Looks like it broke ratings records last night. A 4.7 18-49 rating, which is incredible. It's a series high, and I THINK it's a high for any drama this season, broadcast or cable.
They deserve to have a bigger budget next season, with those ratings. Anything less is just people being greedy.