This post will include spoilers for this past season of How to Get Away With Murder. Stop reading now if you are not all caught up, and then check back later!
Last night was the season two finale of HTGAWM, even though it really seemed like four seasons due to the winter break. I don’t know about you, but over the winter break I forgot most of the storyline. I’d much rather they show the full season without interruption. Or at least wrap some things up before the break.
Also, season two took on a different format from the first season. In season one, we had a procedural case that seemed to in some way provide clues or at least relate to all the murdering going on. For season two, we had only the Hapstall case that didn’t seem to have much bearing on the killings that the lawyers and law students were doing. And we had the requisite time shifts, this time going back 10 years We found out that ten years ago, Annalise lost a son in a car accident at the very end of her pregnancy. We also find out that she is not in fact Wes’s mother, as we suspected for awhile. And we find out that he has a father who is alive. Well at least he was. What are the odds in getting bloody from both of your parents’ murders?
It looks like Frank, as usual is responsible for a lot of death this season. We found out that the favor Sam called in to get Frank to kill Lila was based on Sam not telling Annalise that he tapped her phone for her client, Wallace Mahoney in exchange for a suitcase full of money. Why has he not spent any of that money? I guess he will do that now that he is on the lamb. I’m not sure if it was before or after Lauren spilled the beans about Frank to Annalise. Will he come back?
I have a feeling we will see Frank again in season three. I predict the big case will be him being on trial for killing Wallace Mahoney. But did he do it? It’s possible. But why would he do it broad daylight in front of Wes? It’s not his style. I mean splattering the guy’s brains all over his son seemed a bit much. Even for Frank. And that has got to mess Wes’s head up even further, and he seemed to be headed for psychiatric problems already this season.
I tuned out so much of the Hapstall that I barely noticed that Caleb was the killer all along and killed himself when it was discovered. Let’s hope that case stays dead.
I thought Annalise’s trip to visit her mother did nothing for the momentum of the story. It was clearly just a way to have Cicely Tyson come back on the show. Which was nice, but seemed like pandering. I could have gone all day without the “mock baby funeral.” Again. Unnecessary.
What the hell happened with Rebecca? Did I miss that? Did Bonnie kill her? I can’t quite recall all of that.
Michaela and Asher? Why? This makes even less sense than Bonnie and Asher.
Today, TVLine posted that Oliver will be promoted to a full cast regular next season. That is great, but they have taken a favorite character and completely changed his personality. He was the sweet, sincere boyfriend that Connor was treating like crap. Sure he was coaxed into a little harmless hacking, but since he got a positive HIV test, he really seems to be sort of an adrenaline junkie. And now he has denied Connor’s acceptance to Stanford behind his back? That’s dirty. We really need one good person on this show.
We still have some member of the Keating Five who might be redeemable. Maybe Lauren or Micheala?
What are your thoughts on this season?
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