Maureen Lee Lenker
March 16, 2018 at 12:47 AM EDT

How to Get Away With Murder

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
tvpgr
TV-14
seasons
2
run date
09/25/14
performer
Viola Davis, Alfred Enoch
broadcaster
ABC
genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery
We gave it an A

It’s the season finale of How to Get Away With Murder, and it’s a doozy. Not because it’s full of drama, though of course it is, but because for once our characters get a happy ending. To be honest, “Nobody Else Is Dying” felt a bit like a series finale precisely for that reason. Usually these characters aren’t granted nearly this much closure and peace.

We open on the car crash that ended the last episode. The coroner is going over the body in the morgue, while Annalise meets with Nate in the parking garage and Frank continues to track down Laurel. It turns out the victim of the car crash is not Bonnie, as last week led us to believe, but District Attorney Denver. Gasp!

Michaela and Asher are still hashing out their breakup as Asher packs his things and prepares to move out. Asher doesn’t believe Michaela regrets cheating on him and calls her evil. The prosecutor Bonnie previously tried to flirt with to get the DA’s office to dismiss Isaac’s case is now in charge of the DA’s office. He’s visibly shaken and urges them all to give full cooperation to the FBI, and he takes a moment to honor Denver.

Back at the hotel, Annalise has gathered the Keating Four to plan next steps. Oliver worries that they should all be in hiding, not to mention Simon won’t stop texting him about his whistleblower deal because he wants to hear from Annalise. But first, Annalise lays down an ultimatum: “No one else is dying. All we have is each other, and so we have to work to protect each other. That’s what we’re going to do.” Oh Annalise, how can you still be so naïve about these things?

Laurel gets a call from her father — he wants to know where her mother is, and Laurel was the last person to be seen with her. Jorge is with Christopher, using the baby as collateral. He’s convinced his daughter did something to hurt her mother. Laurel thinks her mom is probably passed out on a plane back to Paris. But the remaining Keating Four worry that she may not be telling them everything, since she was the one to bring a loaded gun to an office party — not exactly stable behavior. Laurel admits to Annalise and Frank that she told her mother she should kill herself. Her father wants them to doubt her, and his plan is working. But first, the FBI want to talk to her because she’s also the last person who was seen with Denver alive (this is not a good habit to have, Laurel).

Frank heads off to New York to look for Mrs. Castillo, while Michaela and Oliver go to visit Simon and Annalise accompanies Laurel to the FBI. Meanwhile, the prosecutor in charge of the DA’s office asks Bonnie why the FBI is meeting with her intern and makes a sexist joke about pregnant women and hormones. He then apologies for being a “frat boy” (LOL) and buries the hatchet with Bonnie. Simon keeps demanding to see Annalise, but Michaela stalls by saying Annalise is busy finalizing his deal with the feds. Simon also wants Oliver to leave, which he does.

Nate is doing his own sleuthing and finds a decades-old case listed as active in Denver’s database. He tells the police that they’re looking into old cases to find people with grudges against Denver and goes to an old evidence locker. There is something in the locker, despite the case being supposedly closed for decades.

Laurel and Annalise grill the FBI about her being brought in for questioning, but Laurel lies and says she thought the meeting with Denver was about her maternity leave, but that Denver just wanted to talk about her father. She tells the FBI she was surprised they knew each other and says she hasn’t spoken with her father recently. LIES. ALL LIES.

Back at Keating central, Laurel says she told the FBI enough to make them investigate her father and lay the groundwork for Simon to play whistleblower. Nate arrives and reveals Denver’s secret locker. He found Dominic’s phone in there — the one Laurel gave him at their last meeting. But he also found the hard drive. Now comes the hard part — finding the illegal files on it. And only Oliver can search for them because only his computer is encrypted. (Seriously, Keating Four, after all the illegal stuff you’ve done, you don’t have like quadruple-encrypted computers at this point?!!) Connor is still afraid this is going to end with them all in jail, which will nullify the hard work they did with the class action and make it impossible to help all the clients re-try their cases. Annalise dismisses his fears and urges him to re-apply to law school — that’s why she gave him a shout-out on the steps of the Supreme Court. Oh, also, she knows what really happened. Which is…what, exactly? (Recap continues on page 2)

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