What the heck is going on?!
On How to Get Away with Murder Season 3 Episode 1, we were thrown straight into the deep end in the aftermath of Mahoney's murder, and it served as a great point to fix the fractured relationship between Wes and Annalise.
Their relationship was strained for much of How to Get Away with Murder Season 2, so it was refreshing that they were on speaking terms again.
If Annalise knew all it would take was Mahoney getting his brains thrown out, she would have probably found a way for that to happen much sooner.
She has no compunction with doing some wicked things. Just give her a few vodkas and she'll have a hit list of all the people she wants whacked.
For now, it looks like Frank was the one who pulled the trigger. It was pretty sketchy that he even showed up in the first place to take Wes there.
I can't fathom why he would take Wes to meet up with his long lost father, only to start firing rounds in his direction. It makes absolutely zero sense. With little answers surrounding the Frank situation, it makes the whole plot seem pretty absurd.
Frank is practically a trained killer at this point. Just look at the way he stealthily dispatched Annalise's goon. Here I was half expecting Frank to be the one Annalise was texting, but instead, she was lining up his murder.
With the ammunition Frank has against Annalise, you can bet your bottom dollar that he won't be going anywhere soon. Now that he knows there was a chance Annalise was having him murdered, he's going to make her pay for it.
It would be far too easy to say that Frank is the one stalking Annalise. It is probably going to be someone from her past coming back to haunt her. She has worked on a lot of cases throughout her career, so it could be anyone.
The flashbacks were a neat touch, and they helped us get up to speed on why the Keating 5 were being civil toward Annalise in the present.
It seemed like Wes was continuing on with his life, but I just could not for the life of me stop thinking about the sexual chemistry between him and Laurel.
That was one of the big turn offs on How to Get Away with Murder Season 2. I couldn't get on board with it. Maybe it's because I loved Laurel and Frank as a couple, but now that some time has passed, I'd be on board with them pairing up.
The scene at the end of the hour with Laurel visiting Wes made me think he was avoiding her. Wes tried to render her guilty by association with Frank, but Maggie's observation that Wes is always talking about Laurel sort of showed Laurel the holes in that statement.
If Laurel really reminds him of Frank, why would he not shut up about her? He's blatantly into her and he doesn't want to face up to his feelings for her, so he's using poor Maggie in the meantime.
Now that Laurel knows Wes is pretty much into her, will she take the opportunity to become a thing with him? That's probably going to be one of the more interesting plots throughout the season ahead.
Laurel will also continue to try and figure out where Frank went. As much as she hates what he did, she just needs to know he's okay so that she can get the closure she needs to be able to move on emotionally.
It sucks for Laurel that Annalise was treating her like complete trash. She has done nothing wrong, so giving her the ultimatum about Frank was completely uncalled for and Laurel should have grown a backbone and fought back.
The end of Connor and Oliver will probably be temporary, but it was heartbreaking. We've witnessed this couple navigate some tough times that would challenge any relationship.
Oliver deleting the Stanford email was downright horrible, but I get that he didn't want things to change in the relationship. It doesn't make it okay.
It's crazy to think just how mature Connor has grown since the start of this relationship. If you recall, all he seemed to care about at the beginning of How to Get Away with Murder Season 1 was screwing any guy who looked at him.
He would have had every right to explode with rage, but he opted to just move on to the next chapter of his life. He knew there was nothing he could do to go to Stanford. It was too late, so he let it slide.
Unfortunately, that was the ammunition Oliver needed to claim that the relationship was unhealthy. Frankly, it seemed like an easy way out for Oliver.
I do feel bad for Connor because Oliver took Stanford away from him and subsequently broke up with him. Hopefully Connor manages to refrain from going back to his former self.
Now Oliver's job with Annalise just seems like a mere plot device to create tension between him and Connor.
It wouldn't be How to Get Away with Murder without a crazy flash-forward that made us fear for our favorite characters.
We know Annalise will lose her beautiful house and someone close to her, but we don't quite know who bites the dust. It could be anyone with this show.
"We're Good People Now" was a solid opening to the new season. It was full of twists and turns, and I can't wait to see what comes next.
Other tidbits from the episode:
- Asher going to Annalise for a loan made sense. He was stuck between a rock and a hard place. It was surprising that she declined him the loan. His new job will no doubt bring him a lot of drama.
- The case of the week was not great. The questions surrounding what happened during the time jump detracted from it.
- Annalise and Nate are a super hot couple. Please, no more back and forth between them. Let them be happy.
- Could Bonnie somehow work with Frank to get him back in good graces with Annalise? She seems to be struggling to continue without Frank in her life.
- Annalise running a pro bono class could work really well, but will the university even give her the opportunity?
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