SPOILER ALERT! Stop reading right now if you haven't watched How to Get Away with Murder Season 1 Episode 9.
And with that out of the way, let's dive right into the action. And in the the immortal words of Gwen Stefani, this sh*t is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
The action picked up with Annalise and Sam hurling insult after insult at each other, after Annalise informed him that the DA would soon be getting his DNA. The scene was intense, gross and every other horrible thing you could think of.
In that moment, it was hard to imagine those two ever being in love.
Sam: I'm not a violent man, Annie.
Annalise: Everyone's violent, given the chance.
You sure about that, Sam? By my count, he choked two women tonight.
After Annalise fled the house, Michaela showed up looking for Annalise and Rebecca was right behind her. Rebecca wasted no time rushing upstairs to get to Sam's computer and Sam was hot on her trail.
Michaela called Wes and pretty soon the whole gang was at the house. With Rebecca locked in the bathroom, Wes negotiated her safe release but Sam was drunk and all kinds of angry, so he ambushed Rebecca on her way out.
Considering there were four of them, it should have been easy for them to take him down, but alas Sam was able to get the upper hand. And when Laurel took off with the flash drive Rebecca had, Sam went racing after her, only to be met with a shove from Michaela.
A shove that led to him flying over the railing and landing with a massive thud. That's right folks, MICHAELA KILLED SAM!
It didn't follow my theory exactly, but I was pretty ecstatic that I called the killer. With so many options....NEVERMIND!
WES KILLED SAM! For real.
He hit him over the head with that trophy after he sprang back to life and tried to choke out Rebecca.
So I was very wrong about Michaela, but that was a nice fake out by the show. I really thought the fall killed him and maybe someone hit him over the head with the trophy for good measure or something.
But no, the hashtag who killed Sam question has been answered. And Wes is the winner.
With them all being present at the house and seemingly in cahoots with Rebecca, who was stealing information, the crew decided it was much better to cover up the murder than go down for the crime.
And then we got into many of the scenes we saw in earlier episodes.
One thing we never saw in the flashbacks was Annalise's visit to hot Nate. She showed up at his place and I knew from the moment he invited her inside that they were going to get it on. And we all know I appreciate a shirtless hot Nate very, very much but can we say inapproriate, much?
I mean hot Nate, your wife is in the hospital and you're bedding your mistress in your house? But once I saw the ending, it made more sense to me why she would show up there.
But before we get to said ending, we continued following the kids in the woods as they bickered and decided what to do with the body. We also checked in on Bonnie a few times, as she flirted with a bearded stranger at the bar and then eventually dialed Asher for an impromptu booty call.
Side note, Asher had the two funniest parts of the whole episode. I actually don't know which one was funnier, his dance moves or the awkwardness that was him and Bonnie on the couch.
Anyway, out in the woods, as Connor took a shovel to Sam's body, Annalise left a heartbreaking message on Sam's phone.
Sam, it's me. I didn't think that you would pick up. Still there's so much I need to say to you in person, not by phone but I guess this will have to do. We've built a life together, Sam, twenty years. Whatever we've said to each other, all the horrible things. We've seen each other through so much, everything good and bad in our lives. So much pain. So much happiness. It's a rare thing to know someone that well and bare witness to so much in someone's life. So I'm asking you right now, no begging, please forgive me for what I said. I didn't mean any of it and I know you didn't either. I don't want things to end this way. I want us to work through this. I want us to be together. Because whatever you did, whatever the truth is, I will stay by your side through all of it, no matter what. Because I'm your wife and I love you and I need you. So please come home, Sam. Come home so we can be together. Come home.Annalise
I kept thinking the whole time; seriously? He said some truly awful things to her and I don't think I would be nearly as forgiving. But then again, she has protected and forgiven Sam.
The next morning, we checked in on all the couples and Michaela. Wes and Rebecca were still shacked up in the motel and he smashed the flash drive to pieces.
Connor was lying to Oliver about his mental breakdown the night before, while Bonnie was running off to Annalise after her phone call.
Laurel had Frank take the trophy and lie for her about how it got to Annalise's. And after one look at her wedding dress, Michaela figured it was best to sign that pre-nup, make nice with mommy dearest and get to marrying into a well-to-do family.
Bonnie called everyone to the office, telling them that Annalise needed to talk to them. Annalise came out in her robe, no makeup, no wig, tears streaming down her face. She looked distraught and she told them that the police were on their way over.
She asked them to be honest with the police about Sam, as he was missing and he was having an affair with Lila. And then she made direct eye contact with Wes and I screamed out loud.
I just knew she was in on it!!!!
When Wes went back to get the trophy from the house, Annalise was there, sitting at her desk, just staring at her dead husband. Were you shocked?!?!?
This leads me to believe that everything Wes did from that point on was part of Annalise's plan. And clearly everything Annalise did from then on was choreographed, right? From the rendezvous with hot Nate, to the phone call to Sam.
Where do we go from here? They are going to find the bags in that dumpster, right?
Ah, I need to know what happens next and I don't want to wait!
It was such a great episode tonight and we finally got the answer we've been waiting for. Now it's time to tell me what you thought. Did you think it was Wes all along? What are Wes and Annalise up to? Who is going to break down first and tell someone? Predictions for the second half of the season?
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