By Natalie Abrams
Updated February 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
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After How to Get Away with Murder viewers learned that Wes (Alfred Enoch) actually killed Sam (Tom Verica), the mystery of who murdered sorority girl Lila Stangard was pushed to the forefront. Fortunately, Murder fans will get an answer during Thursday’s season finale.

Did Tom kill his mistress after she threatened to tell Annalise (Viola Davis) the truth? Or could Rebecca (Katie Findlay) have drowned her supposed BFF after sleeping with Lila’s boyfriend Griffin? Wes, for one, strongly believes the latter is to blame after Rebecca’s former neighbor-turned-mental patient Rudy all but pointed the finger at her.

“Wes is in a real crisis in our finale,” showrunner Pete Nowalk tells EW. “He’s in a crisis of, who does he trust and what does he believe? Early on in the season, Annalise said, ‘People are unknowable.’ Our finale is really about him experiencing how unknowable people are. He’s a mess. Here’s this girl he murdered for and now he’s paranoid that he was wrong. Of course, the person he wants to talk to about it is the person he’s in love with, Rebecca. That will be a dilemma for him. Does he just confront her and ask her? Or does he try to figure it out behind her back? He has to deal with Rebecca very carefully.”

Wes’ quest to figure out the truth just might make him crack. “All of us listened to Serial,” Nowalk says. “It really makes you crazy trying to go over the details of a murder mystery. He’s afraid of that. He’s self-conscious enough and self-aware to try to stop that from happening, especially after he’s seen this other boy who is quite similar to him actually go crazy and get institutionalized for it.”

At the same time, if Wes does prove that Rebecca is to blame for Lila’s death, that will take away the only justification that the puppy had for killing Sam, whom the Keating Five long suspected was to blame. “That is a question in the second part of the finale for all of them knowing the fear of if they were wrong,” Nowalk says. “What does that make them? What happens to the group? It’s one thing to be able to cover up a murder where you feel at least a little bit defensible in doing it, as much as you can be. It’s a whole other thing whether you can cover it up if you were just completely wrong and stupid. It’s a lot of shame.”

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How to Get Away with Murder‘s season finale airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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How to Get Away With Murder

Viola Davis stars as a law professor where she teaches, wait for it, how to get away with murder.

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