Real talk for a second here. When one of your favourite Thursday night shows has the word “murder” in it, you can expect a certain amount of bloody goodness every week. And when it comes to that show’s finale, well let’s just say you know that the writers are willing to up their game.
But there aren’t enough WTFs, AFs or other appropriate abbreviations to accurately describe what went down in Thursday night’s How to Get Away With Murder finale. Instead, we’ve ranked all 14 of the most shocking moments — from plain old cray-cray to batshit crazy and beyond.
Warning, don’t scroll down if you don’t want to be spoiled.
14. Annalise’s father makes an appearance
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Cicely Tyson any more as Viola Davis’ onscreen mother, Roger Robinson showed up as her father. Scratch that, as her estranged father. One that Annalise clearly wanted nothing to do with. But as dear Ophelia reminded us, when you get to be her age you’ll take what you can get in the sex department. Whaaaat.
13. The arrest warrant
After two seasons of killing people, it was only a matter of time before someone on the dream team had a warrant issued for them. So why not have it be Annalise? Especially since it made all of the students start to suspect one another… again.
12. Asher and Michaela almost doing it… again
Let’s talk about the weirdest hookup ever for a second, shall we? We totally get that under stressful situations sometimes a good romp in the hay is good for the soul. But when your boy toy is missing or you’re fighting with your mentor/lover, is hooking up really the way to go? THESE two seem to think so. We just say… yuck.
11. Oliver deleting the Stanford email
Okay we expect Connor to be the bad guy in all of this, and we know that he has to stick around next season (cause the show just wouldn’t be as fun without him), but what the frack? Oliver’s little stunt in those closing moments was a pretty damned dark move. And totally unlike him. We suppose he liked being integrated into the Keating 5 more than we thought, but man. So much for our favourite good guy.
10. Frank’s dirty money
We knew Frank was up to something shady when Wes and co. found a suitcase full of money weeks ago. So we shouldn’t have been surprised when it turned out that the source of his income was a pretty lady with a hidden agenda. Still, we were surprised when he went through with putting a bug in Annalise’s office, especially since we never considered him to be “a rat.” (Hey, that’s totally how it looked at the time!)
9. Caleb the informant
Perhaps not THE most shocking moment (hence it coming it at No. 9). After all, Caleb was missing and he has proved to be a standup guy throughout most of the season. It would make sense if he learned that Michaela was only sent to flirt/sleep with him because of Annalise and then wanted to take revenge. Right? … Right?
8. Caleb the killer
Okay maybe not — after setting up the killer to be Phillip all season long, we should have known better. But man… talk about another good guy going rogue. Is NO ONE safe in this show?
7. Caleb and Catherine
Ew. Just… ew. We know they aren’t biological siblings, but when you grow up that way and then spend your nights cuddling and kissing… well isn’t that oh-so-very Game of Thrones of them?
6. A bloody bathtub
We suppose it couldn’t have ended any other way for that character, but that didn’t make seeing Caleb in a bathtub of his own suicidal blood any less sad or crazy. It would have been neat-o to have him at least defend himself for oh, let’s say killing his parents.
5. Frank’s involvement with the baby
Just when we thought Frank was ONLY an informant, it turns out that he was actually indirectly responsible for killing Annalise’s baby by spying on her for Wallace. What did he think was going to happen? No wonder he’s stuck to Annalise’s side all these years and taken her crap. Oh, and we suppose it now makes perfect sense as to why he’d help Sam out and kill Lila.
4. “I want him gone.”
Wait… was that Annalise telling Bonnie to kill Frank or to fire him? With this show we can never, ever tell.
3. Frank disappears
Hands up if you thought Laurel was going to walk in on Frank, a) dead in the bathroom b) hanging in the closet. Because after Annalise’s little comment, we thought for sure he was a goner. Heck maybe he still is. Where did he go? And how far will he go to rectify the situation and gain Annalise’s trust back?
2. Wes confronts Wallace
Obviously Wes has never been the type of dude to let things go, so naturally he was going to confront his father eventually. But Wallace’s reaction was the stuff of d-bags. “What makes you think that?”
1. That bloody ending
We guess he’ll never know though, now will he? Poor Wes. As if seeing his mother die in front of him wasn’t enough, now he sees his father die in front of him too? Let’s just imagine what having both of your parents’ blood on you would feel like for a moment. Oh, and not to mention the fact that now it looks as though he’ll probably be implicated in a second murder. If Laurel thought Wes was a killer before, she’ll sure as heck think he is now. Hey maybe they can make out about it in Season 3 while we tabulate the under/over on the shooter being Frank.
Heck. Why is Fall TV so far away?
How to Get Away With Murder is expected to return for an already renewed Season 3 this fall.