The title of this week’s HTGAWM, Freakin’ Whack-A-Mole doesn’t seem to fit the pace to me. Sure, Connor said it when they crew rolled up on Asher while heading off to dump the body, but this episode was a lot slower than most. For awhile there, it was more like Paper Chase, just a show about law school. No one new died this week. No one even got laid until the very last scene and we did not see any of that action. It just rolled merrily along until the last four minutes. Here is what we learned this week. I’m a bit distracted so please fill me in on anything I missed in comments.
Things We Learned in Class This Week: Habeas Corpus (Produce the body) Annalise calls the interns The Keating Five.
Things We Learned From The Procedural Case This Week: This week’s case is a death penalty appeal. Because all first year law students work on those. Is David, the defendant, related to Annalise? The original death penalty case was presided over by Asher’s dad. This explains his place on The Keating Five. Judge Millstone kept a daily journal every day except the day he met with the ADA in the death penalty case. Asher confronts his father asking him if the ADA gave him the heads up that someone had committed perjury. Judge Millstone got a federal judicial appointment shortly after that. Annalise is really good in the courtroom and is not afraid of a Senator. Is this the end of Asher’s usefulness to The Keating Five? What does Annalise do with disposable interns?
Things We Learned About Bonnie This Week: She told Sam everything she is doing is for Annalise. She’d do anything for her. Am I the only one that flops back and forth between Bonnie being gay or straight? I know bisexual is a choice, but I’d really prefer an either or answer in this case to determine where her true allegiance lies. Bonnie is always lurking everywhere. And the last place we see her on this episode is THE LAST PLACE I expected to see her.
Things We Learned About Frank This Week: He and Laurel have kissed. She seems disinterested in him. She finally straight out tells Frank she is not into him and to back off. Bonnie was lurking. Frank is who Annalise trusts to do her dirty work.
Things We Learned About Annalise and Wes This Week: Annalise doesn’t like white whores. This fact seems like it will become more escalated next week when Annalise prepares Rebecca for trial. Wes appears to have Annalise backed into a corner. Is she really? Or is she just playing along? Why did she drag Wes back into class? Was it to keep her eye on him? She does call him “the puppy” so I doubt she is worried about him blackmailing her. I imagine she could take him out, right? Annalise cries a lot in general, though, doesn’t she?
Annalise has Frank plant the cellphone on Griffin after making some adjustments to keep Sam out of it. She finds Rebecca and sends Wes to her. Wes asks, “What about your husband?” Annalise says, “That’s my concern not yours. Whatever it takes, isn’t that what you said?”
With regard to Wes and Rebecca, Wes seems to be losing his integrity which makes Rebecca seem more upstanding. Rebecca falls for Wes because no one has ever believed in her the way he does. He’s basically pinning a murder rap on someone else to protect her. How sexy is that?
Annalise lets Sam sweat a bit after seeing a newscast about Lila’s phone being found on Griffin before letting him know she adjusted things, including having new wallpaper hung, to keep him out of it. She did however leave his untraceable penis pictures on the phone. Sam wonders why she is doing this as we are treated to Annalise’s nightly routine again. Annalise says she needs Sam and she loves him and cries again. But before she could yank off her wig and have makeup sex, Wes and Rebecca show up at the door. Do Sam and Annalise ever have any privacy? What is up with all the crying? Is Annalise menopausal? #projection
Oh Shit! Nate is outside the house on stakeout. He is sent some digital photos that show Frank planting the phone on Griffin!
Things We Learned in Flash Forwards This Week: Doucheface Asher likes to be a private dancer and make it rain alone in the privacy of his own apartment. Rebecca wanted them to let Asher into the office with the dead body so he would step in the blood. The Keating Four almost run over Asher when driving with the body. I didn’t see Rebecca in the SUV with the body.
BONNIE SLEPT WITH DOUCHEFACE! And Annalise calls her to ask her if she is with Sam. Is Annalise setting up an alibi? Or is Bonnie?