It has come down to this.
The winter finale of How to Get Away with Murder answered the question of who shot Annalise. But that wasn’t even the most shocking revelation. Read on.
We flash back 14 hours; Michaela wants to get rid of the gun. Caleb found the murder weapon, but didn’t want to tell Catherine for fear she would admit to the Hapstall crime. Catherine runs away.
Annalise is caught up on everything at the mansion and tells Caleb she can no longer represent the siblings together. She wants to call our favorite A.D.A. Emily Sinclair to invite her over to give an update on the developments.
At the police station Sinclair is accusing Nate of doctoring a file on Philip Jessup, who is brought in for questioning. She pushes his buttons. The mention of his wife’s name sets Nate off. The verbal exchange is enough for Sinclair to file a harassment suit against him.
Nate’s job is once again in jeopardy, so he gets his own motion against Sinclair, who isn’t exactly on anyone’s Christmas list right now. Asher’s dad’s investigation is leaked to the news and Judge Millstone ends up hanging himself. Asher’s mom blames him for the judge’s death and wants nothing more to do with him.
Nate and Sinclair meet in a car where Sinclair wants them to drop the suits and to “bury the hatchet,” but Nate refuses to join Sinclair in her pursuit of putting Annalise behind bars. Sinclair isn’t off the hook as she finds Asher in the parking lot in another instance.
Asher, not exactly in the best frame of mind, feels Sinclair was the one who caused his dad to commit suicide. Sinclair says he deserved what he got, and everyone is better without him. He backs up his car and runs her over, then calls Bonnie for help. She, of course, dials up Annalise for advice like it’s the phone-a-friend feature on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
They bring the body to the Hapstall mansion and Annalise wants to pin it all on Catherine the same way Nate took the heat for Sam. The kids aren’t really on board with this plan, but they really have no choice but to go along with the plan.
Things really start falling apart for Annalise. She calls Frank, who is in looking for Catherine, to find Nia’s pills. Catherine, meanwhile, is at a motel and leaves her room with just enough time for Frank to get her. He doesn’t kill her at the moment, but puts her to sleep. He breaks the pills down in a bottle of water and pours it into her unconscious body.
Back to the mansion the crew is cleaning up the car for prints. Bonnie and Asher throw Sinclair’s body over the balcony to set the scene. Connor has had enough and tries to leave, with Michaela not far behind. Annalise calls police saying she was shot by Catherine. At this point, Wes contacts Nate for help with Annalise, feeling she has gone completely off the deep end. Proof: Annalise wants one of her students to shoot her in the leg for authenticity.
The students refuse — until Annalise reveals to Wes that Rebecca had been dead the whole time. Instead of shooting her in the leg, he goes for the kill. There on the ground and bleeding she says one word … Rosebud. Well, not really. I just wanted to see if you were paying attention. She says “Kristoff” — and it’s not in reference to the character from “Frozen.”
Cue flashback revealing a boy who looks like a young Wes, but is referred to as Kristoff. He is being questioned at a police station about finding his mother unconscious or dead. Annalise and Eve are listening outside the room with Eve saying, “Good God, Annalise. What did we do?”
Is Annalise Wes’ mother? Did Annalise and Eve have something to do with Wes’ mom’s death? We have until Feb. 11 to hypothesize. Share your theories in the comments section below.
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