I think that they are really misusing the Cara character right now. This is someone who comes in and steals whatever scene she is, but she has not really been used a lot since the whole Jake and Amanda thing died down. Her grieving over Griffin, who is not really dead, is not what I would call properly using her.
We are seeing less and less of Ryan and Greenlee right now. I do not mind this couple as much as some viewers do, but I do think they are reaching for drama right now. This is a true supercouple, but they need the right storyline for them to keep viewers interesting and the thing with Madison just is not it right now.