Alexis is an excellent lawyer and exudes confidence professionally, but she has always been emotionally fragile and haunted by her Cassidine past. I think she deliberately chose her profession to convince herself that she’s better than her immoral Cassidine relatives. Her success as a lawyer has consciously or subconsciously served as a buffer for her relationship issues, which stem from her parents’ adulterous relationship and witnessing the gruesome murder of her mother at the hands of her father’s malevolent wife. She no longer has that buffer with the loss of her license to practice law. So now she’s on another downward spiral. I loved when she discovered her more free-spirited sister Kristina, who was helping to loosen up Alexis. Had Kristina lived, Alexis might be a bit more emotionally balanced today. She is my favorite female character on this show – brilliant, beautiful, fragile, uptight, basically good, professional (when she can practice law), sympathetic, a caring mother and aunt, and a loyal friend. So complex.