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How to Get Away With Murder recap: Season 3, Episode 7

Frank returns to Philly, and another member of the Keating Five is revealed to be safe

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How to Get Away With Murder

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Viola Davis, Alfred Enoch
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Is anyone as relieved as I am to learn Wes was NOT under the sheet? It was a bit touch-and-go there for a minute, as all signs pointed to a dead Wes two episodes from now, but we can now breathe a collective sigh of relief… Well, sort of. Now it’s starting to look like Wes might be trying to take down Annalise, but why? Before we start speculating, let’s run through episode 7 and cover our bases.

“Call It Mother’s Intuition” starts with Annalise in a jail cell — again. She’s just found out she’s being charged with arson and first-degree murder, and an “anonymous source” has provided the information tying her to said charges (or so we’re led to believe).

Flashback: Two Weeks Earlier

Wes was being interrogated by the NYPD regarding Mahoney’s murder. Wes’s lawyer (whom Bonnie and Annalise found) told Wes to stop talking, but Wes ignores his advice. When shown a photo of Charles Mahoney, Wes lies and says he saw him at the scene, not far from where he stood in a doorway.

Annalise asks why he lied about this: What will happen if they find out Charles has an alibi, or what if they were trying to catch Wes in a lie? For a law student who should be aware of this obvious play, Wes doesn’t seem too concerned.

Laurel and Wes are now regularly hooking up and, apparently, really enjoying each other’s company. So much so they don’t even notice Frank hiding in her apartment while they’re there.

At the courthouse, Wes runs into Nate, who asks how things went down with the NYPD. He tells Wes to watch his ass, and Wes isn’t sure how to take this (or if Nate knows something Wes doesn’t).

Shortly after, we find out Charles Mahoney did have an alibi and the charges were probably going to be dropped against him. Wes tells Annalise about his conversation with Nate and how he feels like he’s putting her (and everyone else) in danger at this point. Annalise insists he stop feeling guilty and blaming himself, and just explain he saw someone who looked like Charles Mahoney when he’s questioned again.

He’s Baaaack

Frank made his way back to Philadelphia in this episode, creepily lurking in a number of places. First, as previously mentioned, he shows up in Laurel’s apartment out of the blue and without making his presence known.

Later, he shows up at Bonnie’s door for what turns out to be a rather heart-wrenching scene. Frank tells Bonnie he wants to tell Annalise everything and apologizes to Bonnie for leaving her in the hotel room, but says he needed to “figure things out.” At this point in the conversation, Bonnie loses it. Fighting back tears, she tells Frank she risked everything and lied to Annalise to try to help him. By leaving her, he threw it all back in her face and she’ll never be able to trust him again. “You killed us the minute you left me in that room!”

Frank is full-on crying his eyes out at this visceral reaction from Bonnie. He begs her (on his knees) for forgiveness, like a sad, lost, sociopathic puppy. “Annalise was the only one of us who was right about you. The rest of us just fell for your act,” Bonnie tells Frank, repeatedly demanding he get out of her apartment.

A bit later, he’s back at Laurel’s, once again without an invitation and without announcing his presence.

NEXT: HTGAWM’s version of Mommie Dearest