Last week, in the should’ve been season premiere of How to Get Away with Murder, Annalise finally came back! After what felt like an eternity, Annalise was back in court and fighting hard, like she did in Season 1 & 2. Her first client back was Jasmine Bromelle, her friend from prison. She won the case, but it seemed to be all for naught in Annalise’s mind. This week, poor Jasmine is found dead and Annalise had to identify the body. Of course, Annalise pretended not to care. You could tell she was very upset and Jasmine was important to her. They were points in the scene with her therapist where I thought she would cry. I liked Jasmine and I wish they didn’t kill her off. Let her have the fresh start she was deprived of her whole life. But you know what happens to interesting characters on this show……
Speaking of being deprived, we meet a man called Ben Carter. He’s been in prison for 12 years for murdering his fiancee’. Of course, he insists that he didn’t do it. Annalise takes his case, and she gets part-time work with the Public Defender’s office. In this case, she has to go up against Nate Lahey in one scene. Nate was her on-again, off-again lover for 3 seasons. Now they’re definitely off. He understandably hold a grudge against Annalise. In fact, he and Bonnie–who I never really cared for–convince Oliver to hack against Annalise. At first, Oliver is reluctant to do so, but snake Bonnie manipulated him into doing it. I don’t condone violence, but I wish Annalise kicked the crap out of annoying Bonnie. The weird thing is what they said during their brief screaming match was true on both counts. Bonnie’s emotions always got in the way, and except in one particular season 1 case, she’s proven to be a not-so-good lawyer. And we know that Annalise has a big ego and can’t stand to fail. I wish Nate hadn’t gotten in between then.
And then there’s the not-very-Keating group. God, they are all so annoying. Spoiled, entitled brats who bitch about Annalise every chance they get. I guess I have to include Oliver in this bunch. Seeing all of their scenes, I find myself just missing Wes more and more. At least, he was truly loyal and appreciative. He could be whiny, but not like the others. Frank pissed me off even more, calling Wes ‘the dead puppy’. I wanted to smack him for saying that.
Well anyways. Adding even more to the annoying pile, the group is pissed off at Connor for dropping out of law school. That wasn’t too hard to guess. Last week, it was pretty much confirmed that Connor never really wanted to be a lawyer to begin with. He did it to please his dad, who’s apparently a hotshot lawyer himself. They were all so unsupportive with their nagging and whining. Trying to force himself back into law school. After everything they went through in the past 3 years, they should at least be empathetic to Connor’s plight. Can anyone really blame him? It’s Connor’s decision and they should respect it. But I still wouldn’t call what the Not-so-Fantastic group a friendship. More like a toxic waste dump, like Connor said. Then a surprising development—we meet Connor’s dads. I was under the impression that Connor’s dad was homophobic. He certainly didn’t have nice things to say about his father. I’m pretty sure that Connor’s father will try to force him back into law school. It’ll probably work since Connor is kind of weak.
Annalise won her case, but I didn’t like how she did it. Someone left a package for Annalise at her door. She assumes it was Frank because he’s the only person who knows where she lives. But Frank insists that it wasn’t him. The package contained on old DVD that confirmed that Kym really did kill herself. Annalise asks Frank to find out who sent the tape. It was her boss, Miss Cross. Annalise shouldn’t have showed that DVD in open court. Why? Because Ben’s daughter was there. She had to watch a video of her mother killing herself! I felt so sorry for her and Ben. And Miss Cross. She said that the lawyers, including herself, have up to 200 cases at a time. 200 cases?! That would overwhelm a robot! I almost didn’t blame her for spitting on Annalise. I guess it’s safe to say they won’t be working together anymore.
Laurel finally came across a key piece of evidence in operation Justice for Wes. She persuaded Frank to persuade Bonnie to get her a job at the DA’s office. While there, she found out that her father landed in Philadelphia the night Wes was killed. Dominick was likely on the flight with him. Finally, it feels like she’s one step closer to getting her revenge. But what’s going to happen to Wes and Laurel’s son?
All in all, a very watchable episode. Not as good as last week’s episode, but definitely better than the season premiere.