This week’s episode of How To Get Away With Murder finally gave the Keating 4 the chance to say goodbye to their fifth member. Unfortunately, it didn’t get them any closer to getting over Wes’ loss.
Wes’ memorial service was quickly railroaded by a grieving Laurel, who spent the episode trying to find someone to blame for her boyfriend’s murder. Instead, she found that Frank didn’t have the guilty look in her eye she was hoping to see. Another missing piece of her grieving process was Wes’ body. That one was less of a gut feeling and more of a literal missing piece.
We eventually found out that Wes’ body was transferred to another morgue, but the person who signed off on the transfer was Nate. In this week’s closing flashback, we see that Nate was in Annalise’s house the night of the fire and greeted Wes when he arrived.
The likelihood of HTGAWM revealing Wes’ murderer this early in the second half of the season is minimal, but it is interesting to note that Nate has multiple reasons to seek revenge on Annalise and burn down her house. She was, afterall, the reason he spent time in jail and missed being in the hospital with his wife as she died. Maybe Nate didn’t act alone and maybe he didn’t mean to kill Wes, but he definitely has a lot of check marks in his ‘Motive’ column.
As for Annalise, the return of her mother Ophelia, played by the great Cicely Tyson, was enough to push her out of her fog of grief over Wes and remember that she’s a lawyer. A few punches from her inmate and Bon Bon was finally able to get Annalise out on bail.
So the question now is, which of her students will stick by her? And of course, who the heck killed Wes?
How To Get Away With Murder airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on CTV