This season is on fire. Every episode is more suspenseful and compelling than the last. Luckily these people are great actors, because these twisty-turny scripts in the hands of lesser thespians would be pretty unbelievable. With these actors, you’re too busy listening to your heart pound to notice how fast the plot points are flying by.
We begin… at the end. With the flash forward. I kind of miss the flying cheerleader. The flash forwards to Annalise being shot aren’t quite as suspenseful as last seasons flash backs to the night of Sam’s murder. Because this is television, so we know the main character (played by the very popular Emmy award winning actress) is not going to die. When the police scanner sets up that one of the victims, either Annalise or evil DA lady is going to die we know its not Annalise. And we don’t really feel bad for the DA lady, because as annoying as Asher is, its hard to watch him get blackmailed into selling out his friends. At least Asher is dumb enough to actually believe the information he’s giving the DA (that Annalise killed Sam) is correct. That is until Bonnie tracks his phone, finds out what he’s doing, and “confesses” to the crime. She will literally do anything to save Annalise… I cannot wait until we find out why. The sad part is, that she doesn’t know about “Trotter Lake”, Asher’s love for her may not stop him from turning her in.
This week’s case of the week, is ripped from the headlines. Cute white girls killing their best friends in the woods is pretty popular this year. I swear I have walked in on my mother watching the true crime version of a story like this fifteen times. My mother watches a lot of true crime. Naturally, the DA is placing all the blame on the least popular girl with the least shiny hair. Just like in real life. But if we know anything about HTGAWM, its that Annalise’s clients are almost always guilty. And even if they are smart enough to evade police, they are never smart enough to make it through trial without her finding out that they have lied to her. And this case is no exception, the cute white girl did it. For once Annalise’s brilliant cross examining strategy backfires. In addition to riling up the emotions of the witness, she also riles up her own client who stands up and threatens the witness, “You are nothing! You’re just some basic bitch who better watch her back. That’s right, you’re next whore.” just as Annalise was about to win the case. Well, even Keating can’t save you now, cute white girl.
Annalise’s defense of the dull haired, high school killer, makes Connor start to analyze life as a member of the K5. He starts to speculate that maybe its Annalise’s fault that they killed Sam because she created an environment that brainwashed them, pit them against each other, and made them worship her. Newsflash, Connor: that brainwashing environment is called “graduate school.” Every single law, med, and grad student on earth has lived through it without killing anyone. But it will be interesting to see if resentment against Annalise plays a role in how she ends in an ambulance in a couple of months…
Meanwhile Nate’s wife no longer wants to undergo her cancer treatments, and has asked Annalise to assist her in committing suicide. Do you think its because Annalise’s makeup is extra #flawless in this episode? I mean, seriously, they they spend extra time beating her face to contrast her with Nate’s wife? Because that is cold. But I will need Ms. Keating’s blush and lipstick shipped to my house. STAT.
Am I heartless to think that Annalise is the last person in the world who should help the guy she had an affair with’s wife commit suicide? If there’s anyone who cannot afford to have their fingerprints on somebody’s pill bottle, it is all the people who work in that murder house. Especially Annalise. I kept thinking how awesome it would be if this sweet, sick, wife was trying to set Annalise up. Also, it would show that Nate has a “type”.
Speaking of which, the men in Annalise’s life, Nate and Wes, are investigating Rebecca’s murder and proving that Annalise has terrible taste in dudes. Annalise sees Wes and Nate arguing after Nate admits that he gave Levi (the guy he’s kind of pretty sure is Rebecca’s brother, who’s now dating Micheala) the information that led to the site where Rebecca’s body may be buried. These kids are going to make horrible lawyers some day. …Assuming they all live that long. Honestly Rebecca was boring, Levi is boring, just find the body already so we can move on to spilling all the secrets.
Annalise tasks Micheala with “showing her boobs” to their client to find out if out if the sexy siblings who may or may not have killed their parents were sleeping together. And sentences like that are why we love this show. The information that Micheala was about to get with her boobs: Sexy Sister is a “virgin”. I’m putting that in air quotes because here is no way a woman makes it to her twenties with a hymen. As Micheala so hilarious pointed out, horses, (and also bicycles, vibrators, and sexy brothers) tend to take care of that much earlier than life. I bet that she paid off the doctor, and that information will come out at the worst possible time in the case.
Speaking of Micheala, I held my breath, during that whole scene between she and killer brother. As well as when the camera panned his body under the sweet glow of the vending machine light. It’s so nice to see what Micheala can do when she isn’t crying over her gay fiancé’s ring. I cannot wait to hear more of her Bayou adoption back story. Also, sexy brother being back at her apartment the night of the shooting… is he the new Rebecca?
“Important” information and questions from this episode:
Bonnie is saved as Bonbon in Asher’s phone. Awwww… maybe he won’t turn her in for the murder she confessed to!
Learning to use your boobs is an important part of being a lady lawyer.
OMG, is this the first time
the team Connor has had morals about a case.
Distracted, unprepared Annalise is making me think of Christina Gutierrez from Serial… which may be the nerdiest sentence I’ve ever typed.
Annalise revealed that she still has Conner’s car, meaning she’s not just counting on loyalty to keep the group together she has EVIDENCE. Yes, that’s the Annalise we know and fear!
“Seriously, she grew up riding horses” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Did Annalise give the pills to Nate? Because otherwise, that is a very weird way to hold someone’s hand.
Aw, Annalise is a good person. I’m so glad they let her have this redeeming moment with Nate’s wife, Nia. We needed to see Annalise do something good.