Last week’s episode was…okay. I guess? But I wanted to try something different. At the very end of the episode, it was possibly revealed that Emmett Crawford, Annalise’s boss/almost love interest, was truly the one who is the mastermind of poor Nate Sr.’s death. The news left our heroine shellshocked, and some viewers thinking, “I can’t believe that! “. I don’t even know what to think about this big twist. It sounds completely implausible. Why? Read on below….
Emmett Crawford: Why is it always the nice ones? Every nice person either winds up dead, is a memorable one-time guest, or they turn out to be monsters. Which category is Crawford under? The last one according to that bitchy Governor. So far, there’s absolutely no reason to believe that Crawford would do such a thing. Apart from the fact that he hates the Governor. And that he hates that Annalise worked for her. Or that he has a big crush on her that wasn’t returned? Maybe it’s some diabolical reason we don’t know yet? Always the quiet ones, Annalise said.
Governor Birkhead: This lady is creepy. She has every reason in the world to kill Nate Sr. She gets to save her reputation, move forward with her bogus bill and ruin Annalise in one big swoop. In some ways, Birkhead isn’t all that different from the Keating crew. They will do and say just about anything to keep from going to jail. And that often means taking and/or ruining people’s lives. She had everything to gain from this. Which probably means that she’s a red herring.
The motive behind it: Revenge. Whoever did this hates Annalise and would punish the woman in any way possible. Ruining the most important case in her career is a great way to do that. Poor Nate Sr. was just a pawn in all of this.
What about Jorge Castillo?: Right now, he’s in jail for murdering D.A. Denver. But rich, powerful, evil Castillo isn’t going down without a fight. In his mind, Annalise has turned his daughter against him and he loathes her for that. Both father and daughter have warped ideas of what love is. Cheating on significant others, having people committed in psych wards, lying, stalking, falsifying records etc. The list goes on. Is Laurel still family to him, though? In last season’s finale, Laurel officially picked her K5 “family” over her real one, so he may not care about protecting her anymore. Or maybe he does and this is a desperate attempt to “get her back”. Either way, he has a list of solid reasons for payback.
Is there anybody else? Too many people to think about, much less name.