Season 3, episode 2 | There Are Worse Things Than Murder
By: Rilwan Balogun
There will be spoilers. If you have not seen the most recent episode of HTGAWM turn away now. Trust me you would rather watch it than read it. Once you watch it come back and give us your thoughts.
I’m going to start backwards and work my way to the start of the episode.
The show ends with Annalise (Viola Davis) being hailed away in handcuffs for what I am assuming for arson to her own home. Each season we find out about a murder, who killed them, and why it happened. Well, I think, and the way the story is playing it, the writers want us to think that Connor (Jack Falahee) is the one that dies. But before you fall for this trap, remember they want an OMG! Moment and I don’t think it’s Connor.
Before Annalise is handcuffed, the show goes to the flashback scenes and it’s of Michaela (Aja Naomi King) call for Frank (Charlie Weber) to return after doing some terrible things. Annalise, alluded that he was in a psychiatric hospital. What is Frank’s goal? What is he trying to do? This storyline is what I am more interested in than any other. The relationship between Annalise and Frank has always been an issue. From him playing a reason for the loss of her child. Then working for Annalise. Finally, Annalise’s husband, Sam (Tom Verica), had Frank to kill his mistress.
Why hasn’t the university just let Annalise go? Her husband was murdered, she took a case that involved someone’s death, and now the signs all around the case with her as a murder! Remember, the scene where the board of trustees were going to suspend her and then she just said, “No.” Clearly, she is embarrassed and doesn’t want to lose this clinic that she has to beg for but didn’t want. If she was no longer at the university, what would happen? Image is everything to Annalise and if she isn’t at her job where she’s the best, what else does Annalise have?
In this episode we watched Connor win a case everyone thought was dead in the water. But more importantly, he told his client that he help murder Sam, Annalise’s husband, and it seemed that it helped clear his conscious or took the weight off a bit. From the beginning of the series, the entire murder has always weighed heavier on him more so than anyone else. While the weight of holding on to a murder was suppressed for Connor. It came with a whammy of emotions when he and Oliver finally broke up.
- Will Michaela and Asher make it official and date?
- Why does Laurel have to go visit her dad?
- I feel bad for saying it but what will happen to Wes? He is in a good place and we’ve never seen him this happen since episode 1.
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