AfterEllen: How has this season been compared to last season when you were still getting your feet wet on the show?
Kelli Giddish: It feels great. It feels really great this season because that’s really the first full season of television I’ve ever done — over 23 episodes, which is a grind. But I’ve got that done with and I know how that works and how to get the most out of myself and out of each episode and now it’s really exciting because the writers know me more. I know the writers more and the crew. So, it’s kind of great, you know? It’s still new but kind of more hooked up as a family.