A Super-Quick Syllabus For Tonight's 'How To Get Away With Murder'
Thursday nights have been extremely dry without ABC's #TGIT line-up. Fortunately, Shonda Rhimes' hit shows Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder are back in business tonight (Jan. 29). Ain't got time to play catch up with your DVR before the HTGAWM return? Here is a speedy syllabus for tonight's comeback episode. Class is in session.
>Determine how the Keating 5 will handle the police investigation after Wes kills Sam
>Piece together the death of college student, Lila Stangard, who was pregnant and having an affair with Sam
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Prof. Keating's law student squad, Michaela's missing engagement ring, steamy sex scenes (see: Keating and cop Nate Lahey), Sam's phone records, Lady Justice trophy, Twitter
Tonight, we will explore:
1. Wild, wild Wes
>Episode 9 "Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me" revealed that Wes Gibbons (played by actor Alfred Enoch) murdered Professor Annalise Keating's (Viola Davis) cheating husband, Sam. After Wes and the gang burn Sam's body and dispose it in a dumpster, will their plan be fool-proof once the cops come knocking?
>Wes' bae, Rebecca, is willing to take the fall just weeks before her trial. After breaking into Keating's crib to hack Sam's computer for his phone records (per cop Nate's request), she is the reason Sam goes flying off the stair rails to his death. Will Wes let her take the L for the team?
2. Ring the alarm
> Michaela Pratt's (Aja Naomi King) engagement is a hot mess after she signs a pre-nup to appease the mother of her fiancee, Aiden. To make matters worse, she notices a rock missing from her left hand at the dumpsters. Launch Twitter debate: where is the ring?
3. Fire conversation
> Asher (Matt McGorry) may have a serious case of F.O.M.O. after seeing his fellow law students turn up at the campus bonfire but still has no idea of Sam's murder. Will he remain clueless? Will his one-night stand with Bonnie be his alibi?
> Laurel (Karla Souza) pitches the idea of using the bonfire as their cover but will hiding the murder weapon (the trophy) in plain sight prove beneficial?
4. The curious case of Annalise Keating
> How will she react to Sam's death? What will her reaction say about her?
> The final minute of the winter mid-season finale revealed that Keating knows all. She strikes an unspoken agreement with Wes minutes before the police investigation.
> How will the murder impact her and Nate's situationship?
RUBRICS FOR ACTUALLY GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER THIS SEASON: