This week’s HTGAWM left us with more questions than answers about #WhoKilledWes.
Annalise has a car meet-up with Nate (who loves meeting with people in cars) and he tells her that he was at her house that night and he’s not sure if Atwood knows about it or not. Nate feels guilty because he thinks that Wes died because he left him there.
In flashback, Nate and Wes have a chat at Annalise’s house and Nate tells him to take the deal because they are going to take down Annalise no matter what and she will throw him under the bus if it means helping herself. Wes doesn’t believe she would do that to him and he fills Nate in on some details of the nature of their relationship. Nate gets a call from the detective and lies to her about not knowing where Wes is and then he leaves.
Annalise meets with the Keating Four and Bonnie. Laurel is super aggro that no one is looking for Wes’s killer, which she believes is 100% tied to the Mahoney case. Connor is, as usual, a dick, and Asher and Michaela seem to be supportive of Annalise (although Asher is a bit more gung-ho about it). Laurel storms out of Bonnie’s because she’s not trying to hear anything Annalise has to say about anything.
Connor wants Oliver to hack Annalise’s phone but Oliver would rather stay blissfully ignorant of whatever nightmares he is sure to discover on it. All of a sudden, Connor seems to give a shit about justice for Wes and he’s certain that something on the phone will prove that Annalise had something to do with it. Oliver agrees, because of course he does, and prays for at least a secret Nate dick pic to make the hack somewhat worth it (I feel u, Ollie).
Frank meets with Bonnie in jail and is doing his best at lawyering but Bonnie thinks the self-representation bit is a bad idea because it makes it look like he is colluding with Annalise. Bonnie sort of half-ass accuses Frank of killing Wes but he tells her that he’s innocent. Even though he was following Wes that day, Frank swears Wes wasn’t at the house when Frank got there.
Annalise takes Laurel’s harsh words to heart and she decides it’s time to fight back. She writes a demand letter to the Pennsylvania state attorney general accusing the Philly DA’s office of a conspiracy against her, especially Atwood. She hand delivers it to the state district attorney and tells her that if she doesn’t act on this and try to locate Wes’s body, the story will get leaked to the press and her career will be ruined. This is some classic AK badassery and I have missed it desperately.
Asher, Michaela, and Connor are “studying” (do they ever really study though?) and Connor is seriously contemplating snatching up a deal the D.A. Asher is, not surprisingly, very much against turning on AK and Michaela JUST WANTS TO STUDY DAMMIT but she gets a call from Annalise who wants to meet her—where else?—outside in her car. Michaela is ride-or-die for Laurel as usual and tells Annalise that she gets to feel however the hell she wants to and AK will just have to deal with it. Michaela is very much done being subservient to Annalise and she tells her as much (and it’s clear Annalise respects her for it). Annalise wants to know if anyone in the group is a problem and, even though Connor is the very definition of a problem, Michaela says that she’s got everyone under control.
Because of Annalise’s demand for an inquiry into Atwood, Nate is forced to meet with Ingrid Peters about the forged signature on the body transfer paperwork. He’s super pissed with Annalise about it because he thinks that there’s no way that the state will turn against one of its own prosecutors. He tells her to stop trying to help him because everyone thinks she’s a joke now (OUCH) and she’s just making things worse for him.
Annalise shows up at Oliver’s as he’s mid-hack of her phone and asks him to leak the story about Wes’s missing body and the conspiracy claims to the press, which of course he does because he seems willing to do literally anything for her.
Laurel puts together a Mahoney-related file, which she gives to a private investigator to do some professional digging. Later on, Michaela and Asher show up to Laurel’s to try and bring her out of her grief haze only to find that she’s meeting with the private investigator. He has discovered that Sylvia Mahoney did a DNA test on Wes before his death. Laurel shares this info with Annalise, who is furious because she knows how dangerous the Mahoneys are. She finally shares with the whole group that the Mahoneys killed her baby. She tells them all she just wants to keep them safe but Laurel has a one-track mind—find Wes’s killer—and she’s pissed that Annalise won’t go after the Mahoneys even knowing what she knows.
Annalise ALMOST takes some Vicodin but she stops herself (good on you, AK).
Asher remains the most sympathetic person in the group, and the only one who seems to truly care about what Annalise is going through. He tells Annalise that he is sorry about what happened to her and later he gives Michaela (who he calls “Mickey” and she hates it and it’s funny) an earful for being kind of heartless when it comes to AK. Asher tells Michaela that he thinks that Connor was the anonymous source but Michaela shuts it down because she’s desperately trying to keep the group from imploding.
Connor is being an asshole about Annalise’s dead baby story (shocking) and he discovers that Annalise went to see Oliver. Connor thinks that she knows about Oliver hacking the phone but Oliver doesn’t. Oliver has discovered that Annalise called Connor over to the house that night and he failed to mention it. Connor says he got the voicemail the next day.
Bonnie visits Laurel and tells her that Frank asked about her. Bonnie also tells her that if Laurel wants, she’ll make her an appointment to have an abortion. I think Bonnie thinks she’s being helpful but it just makes Laurel thinks she’s just as bad a person as Annalise.
Frank calls Bonnie’s house from jail and Annalise picks up. When Frank realizes it’s Annalise, he pretends to be talking to Bonnie but he’s really talking to Annalise. He tells her that he’s there for her and he’ll do whatever she wants to help her.
Ingrid Peters calls Annalise and tells her she’s rejecting her request for a grand jury because she leaked the story and that if she continues this way, she’s going to go for the death penalty in her case. I’m not sure if this Peters woman is involved with this whole thing but she sure as hell isn’t trying to be objective.
It was always a bit too good to be true with President “I Just Wanna Be BFFs” Hargrove but we discover that she has been working with Atwood to gather info on Annalise in exchange for help with her custody case. Annalise always thought she was shady but still, I think she’s disappointed that she can’t just ever have a normal, non-murdery friend.
Bonnie suggests Annalise throw Nate under the bus but she refuses. Instead, she sends Bonnie to tell Frank exactly what to do in court. Lawyer Frank asks the judge to subpoena Atwood’s communication records. He presents the document with Nate’s forged signature as evidence and tells the judge that Atwood and Nate were banging. Lawyer Frank invokes the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial and the judge agrees. Denver later suspends her for basically being the worst and ruining their entire case. Atwood admits to moving Wes’s body but unfortunately it was cremated, leaving no way to definitively prove Annalise’s innocence.
Asher calls out Connor for constantly pointing the finger at Annalise and Michaela finally admits that she thinks he’s being sketchy. Connor tells them that Oliver has been going through Annalise’s phone. Unfortunately for Connor, Oliver has discovered that he lied—Connor did check his voicemail that night and Thomas confirmed to Oliver that Connor left his place hours before the fire. In flashback, we see a freaked-out Connor performing CPR on Wes’s unconscious body.
What has Connor been hiding this whole time? In next week’s 2-hour season finale, we will finally find out #WhoKilledWes, and though Connor is being set up to look like the guilty party, this is HTGAWM so my money is on someone else. All I know is I am more than ready to find out.