So the show is back and everyone is sort of broken, physically and emotionally.
Laurel – She’s such an MVP you sometimes forget how important she actually is. Laurel’s almost like the Meryl Streep of the team, so consistently good that it takes her calmly taking the blame for shooting someone for her brilliance to shine through the constant drama. However, even she broke down this episode since I imagine that carrying the entire team must be especially taxing. It was interesting how her main concern wasn’t so much the series of disturbing murders the group has committed, but rather how it has negatively affected her friends.
Bonnie – Proto-Laurel is so helpful it’s easy to forget that this exact character attribute led to the entire bloody mess. Murdering Rebecca notwithstanding she usually makes the right call when faced with impossible choices and I’m sort of tired with the way Annalise constantly berates and doesn’t value her. Still amusing to see the decades old trope of the antagonist that mistreats, in this rare case, her right hand that is clearly in love with her. I love codependence in fiction.
Got Away with Murder
Annalise – This show could more accurately be called How to Completely Lose Control of your Personal Life, but still Get Away with Murder: The Annalise Keating Story. Viola Davis manages to make her character believably Machiavellian through hallucinations and bleeding, but only just. I also do not like this whole imaginary baby route the writers seem to be taking. It’s weird and not in any original or interesting way. I knew we were heading for disaster the minute painkillers were mentioned.
Frank and Laurel – It is no secret that I believe Laurel deserves better than Mr. Hitman, but I really enjoyed him cooking for the group because Laurel was concerned about them, even though he personally couldn’t care less. I guess there’s just something about weird group-dad Frank that piques my curiosity.
Serving Life without Parole
Wes – He is justifiably balancing on a very thin line and not exactly motivated to stay upright. I think beyond the violence he has committed, the fact that Annalise now appears to have been manipulating his life long before he arrived at law school, has disturbed his sense of self. As hard as it is to hear that you have been lied to about your girlfriend’s death, it’s insurmountably harder to hear someone might have been playing you like a puppet for an unspecified length of time. His view of Annalise as an all-powerful figure seems to be cemented by his surprise at her fear of him.
Asher – His belief that his father was murdered is either foreshadowing, or a cruel irony that in a show full of plot twists the surprise lies in that this particular death is exactly as it appears. His subdued emotional reaction is probably a bad thing, because we know that Asher isn’t the best at handling moments of crisis and there are only stormy waters ahead.
And last, but not least: my image recap on imgur.
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