How to Get Away With Murder
- TV Show
- Current Status
- In Season
- run date
- Viola Davis, Alfred Enoch
- Crime, Drama, Mystery
We gave it a B
Michaela and Oliver are relieved the Antares meeting had nothing to do with their snooping, but Laurel insists this is more reason to go after her dad. She realizes that the prospect of Antares going public is why Wes was killed. When Wes threatened to turn on Annalise and implicate all of the Keating Five in Sam and Rebecca’s murders, Mr. Castillo had him murdered to protect Laurel and the company’s reputation. Oliver grimly admits this makes sense and agrees to help leak the files.
Annalise tries to write her letter to Sam but keeps tearing it up. Instead, she visits Isaac and finally opens up about the loss of her baby — and something else new about her past. She tried to kill herself after the accident, feeling guilty and wanting to die with her son. Sam never knew; Bonnie found her after she took sleeping pills and took her to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Isaac is still relaying all of this to his therapist. She insists this is yet another trigger for Isaac, warning him that he’s on the edge. He tells her she’s the only one who can help, but she says she knows the warning signs and wants him to make changes. As it turns out, Isaac’s therapist is actually his ex-wife, Jacqueline, and Annalise is a trigger for him because he also lost a child — his teenage daughter.
Connor gets the idea for Tyrone, Claudia’s son, to write a letter to the newspaper, but Annalise takes a page out of Connor’s millennial playbook and decides they need to go viral. She organizes a press conference where Tyrone makes a statement to the governor about how losing his home would send him into foster care and tear apart his family. Annalise also appears on the air, speaking out about her class action lawsuit and the DA’s attempt to shut it down. She calls out the judge to sign the injunction on air, leaving him no choice but to sign it to save face. The house is saved! Still, Annalise tells Claudia she understands if she wants to bow out of the class action suit — but Claudia says she has hope now and wants to stick with it.
Back at Chez Laurel, Oliver comes over to reveal that he got the head of I.T., Lazlo, to show him the new Antares security room by geeking out about the technology. Only the partners on the case will have a security badge for the room, which of course includes Teagan — but now Michaela doesn’t want to risk sabotaging her boss’ career because she’s been so good to her. Laurel pleads with her to reconsider. And Asher is watching all of this because it turns out the teddy bear he brought over earlier HAS A CAMERA IN IT. Okay, real talk: This is the worst thing Asher has ever done. Worse than his shady fraternity drama. Worse than running someone over. I don’t care if your girlfriend is keeping secrets from you; installing a camera to watch her is beyond not cool.
Once the gang is gone, Frank comes to Laurel to tell her he got a high score (170) on the LSAT and he worked hard to get a good score for her and the baby. He will be a good father because he loves her and will wait for her. After his impassioned declaration, he kisses her and leaves to give her time to think. So….did Asher and Frank go all Freak Friday and swap bodies or something?
When Michaela gets home, Asher is packing his things. He plays the video for her (which she takes surprisingly well) and demands to know the truth. She finally tells Asher that Laurel’s dad killed Wes because he thought Wes was going to rat them all out to Denver. She tells him she’s been helping Laurel try to take her dad down. But this isn’t good enough for Asher, and he walks out – despite Michaela telling him she loves him (so many declarations tonight!). He goes to Bonnie’s house in search of Frank but instead ends up comforting Bonnie, who cries about messing everything up. Which, to be fair, she kind of has.
Back to Isaac: While he’s crying his eyes out watching a video of his daughter in a graduation gown, his therapist/ex-wife confronts Annalise at her hotel, revealing she’s his ex. Then, we flash forward to one week later. We hear Isaac’s angry voicemail again, saying “Where the hell are you? She’s awake,” and then cut to a shower with blood-filled water running down the drain and Annalise sitting under the water looking distraught.
So what do you think? What role does Isaac’s ex-wife have to play here? Did Bonnie and Asher sleep together again? Connor is now the only one unaccounted for on season 4 “murder night” — is he dead? Comment below or hit me up @themaureenlee with your theories.