After many weeks of speculation, “How to Get Away with Murder” did a solid job on Thursday night of at least tying up a few loose ends … only to complete create some news ones.
Let’s start with the ending: The show giving us a huge fake-out when it comes to Rebecca’s body, only to discover instead at the end that the body found by the K-9 unit was actually Katherine,the remaining sibling not accounted for in the flash-forward. Annalise is still hiding the truth about Rebecca from Wes, but she probably feels as though there is no other way. She’s in now far too deep. The same goes now for Ollie given how he’s gotten himself involved in another potential connection here in Philip, a man he is tracking extensively.
Much of this stuff is still confusing, and for good reason. The show doesn’t want us to know what is truly going on here, or how hard Annalise is willing to push to have her clients escape any charges. We saw another reflection of that in the story of the week, where she did her part to help a transgender professor avoid murder charges after she killed her husband. They had to make it appear as though it was self-defense, and then also paint a picture of a very prejudiced team of investigators in the process.
As if this was not enough for this episode, we also had Nate losing his wife and Annalise trying to “comfort” him with America’s should-be-favorite dessert in peach cobbler. No dice there, and he has every reason in the world to keep her at arm’s length pretty much forever.
This episode in the end was probably one of the season’s strongest, even if it did suffer at times from being over-complicated and the Asher story felt a little more tacked-on. We don’t know where we are going this season, but the ride is all sorts of unnerving. Grade: B+.