Viola Davis doesn’t take any BS. Just scroll through her on-screen resume, hit play on her 2015 Emmy Speech or indulge in the syndicated queen’s lead role on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder.
With Season 2 just hours from conquering timelines alongside its #TGIT partner, Scandal, the Shonda Rhimes production will have viewers looking like ghastly emojis once Professor Annalise Keating struts onto the screen (Sept. 24).
Need proof? Check tonight’s preview:
Here, Annalise reminds her class who’s boss. “You’re here because I let you be here,” Davis tells her students. “So do your work or get the hell out of my house.”
As a #HTGAWM pre-game, revisit her best quotables from Season 1 below.
“Whatever you say to the police, can and will be misconstrued to support the prosecution. So when in doubt, shut your mouth.”
“Untape her hands, too. We’re not monsters! We don’t tie people up and hold them captive against their will. Who’ve you all become?”
“She’s a victim, that’s how the cycle of abuse works. So stop judging and do your job.”
“You forgot his name and he’s still into you? What do you have, some kind of voodoo penis?”
“Are you good for anything or can you only do your job when you’re screwing evidence out of someone?”
“Speak of the devil and she shall appear.”
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“It’s always the one you least suspect.”
“No, listen, what you did tonight had to be done. He killed that girl and for that he deserved to die. Trust me. I got you into this and it’s my job to get you out of it. Now go and do what you’ve been told.”
“Never take a learning opportunity away from another student, no matter how smart you need everyone to think you are.”
“You call it crazy. I call it winning.”
“Think carefully, everything after this moment will not only determine your career but life.”
“Prayers are for the weak — I’ll stick to beating your ass in court.”
“Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?”
Tune into a new episode of How To Get Away With Murder tonight (Sept. 24) at 10 p.m. on ABC.