This was a great episode free from any unrelated cases. Here is what we learned.
Next week should be the last week of all the flashing back and forth to different points in the story, now that we are finally getting used to it. This week we find out for sure that Rebecca killed Sam. We see Wes carry Rebecca up to the upstairs bathroom and gently wipe away the blood that is all over her so they can leave without attracting attention. They share what is supposed to be their first kiss. Later, at the motel room hideout, Rebecca tells Wes, “He wanted to kill me. I had no other choice. I had to kill him, or he was gonna kill me. I saw the trophy sitting there. I hit him in the head. He deserved to die. And I’m glad he did.” This seems important to me in that Rebecca was explaining it to Wes as if he was not there. It seems the Keating Four showed up after the deed was done. Now after seeing the ending, Wes’s blind faith in Rebecca seems misplaced. Is she lying about killing Sam to cover for someone else? I’m confused.
Rebecca fells badly for involving Wes. Wes tells her things will be fine and to just stay in the room. For some reason she calls 911 and then hangs up and says, “I’m sorry this is a prank call.” And 911 doesn’t call back. That was weird. Wes calls from a new burner phone at the gas station to let her know they are dumping the body and everything is fine.
The Procedural Case
The procedural this week is Rebecca’s murder trial in the Lila the Tank Girl case. It’s all about the autopsy. I suppose the lesson is never trust an autopsy. Apparently the first one missed a couple of things like red marks on her neck, and oh yeah a pregnancy. Sloppy work. The other lesson is, you can always buy an autopsy that is better for your side. And finally, if you need to buy some time, a fake cry of rape against the other suspect works well.
It seems her fiancé’s parents have drawn up a prenup for her and their son to sign. Michaela was called to a prestigious law firm where she thought they might be offering her a summer internship, and got blindsided by the paperwork. Michaela’s marriage to her rich, gay fiancé seems about as likely as mine at this point. Pity. For both of us.
Wes and Rebecca
In “real time” we find out they first hooked up two weeks before Sam’s murder. The first sex scene between Wes and Rebecca was oddly interspersed with Lila’s autopsy scenes. Why? We also learn, postcoitally , that Wes was born in Haiti his mother moved him to Ohio when he was one. His mother committed suicide when he was 12. He says she was sweet, funny, but messed up, too. He’s allergic to peanuts. He is afraid of heights. His favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. That might be a deal breaker for me. Mint Chocolate Chip is so uninspired. Later, Rebecca goes out for Mint Chocolate Chip and runs into Nate. Nate tells Rebecca he knows she didn’t kill tank girl. He says they both know who did. He wants her to help him catch him. And this seems to be how Rebecca finds herself in a situation where it is kill or be killed with Sam in two weeks. Great work there, Nate.
Frank is none to thrilled by her rejection this week. He has no interest in a friends contract. This pisses off Laurel who I think was expecting him to pursue. So Laurel considers leaving the Keating Five to work with he boyfriend’s legal aid office. Rebecca tells Frank Laurel is thinking about bailing and he tries to convince her to stay. He says he will get over her and things can go back to normal. Laurel says what if I don’t want you to get over it? And they start screwing on the front porch. Where is Bonnie? In fact where was Bonnie all episode. Shouldn’t she be lurking under the porch steps or something about now?
Asher was douchey.
Connor got the sex scene this week. He hooked up in the bathroom with a guy he already did once on his tawdry attempts to get over Oliver. He could not remember the name, but it appears he did remember the sex skills. Later, Connor is supposed to be flirting for information in the bar, but instead gets drunk and cries to the target about his breakup with Oliver. He implies Oliver is more of an Olivia, but anyway. The girl tells him to try flowers. Connor goes to Oliver’s apartment, flowers in hand, to find Oliver has replaced him with a hotter black guy who cooks. Devastating for Connor but delicious for Oliver. You go Oliver.
Things are still forced between Annalise and Sam. She did get him to help her with Lila’s family so they would testify requesting the exhumation of the body be denied. Every time the get close to getting close, Bonnie shows up to interrupt to report more damaging info. Like Sam’s little girlfriend Tank Girl was six weeks pregnant.
She also met with Nate at her request she asked for help with her case. Nate informed her that he knows she planted the phone and says, “I tried to give you an out. Don’t forget that when this all goes to hell.”
Next Week: We hear the story “straight from the dead, pregnant, sorority girl’s mouth.” That should be interesting. The announcer also says we find out who killed Sam. Um, Rebecca said she did. Didn’t she? Now I’m confused.