Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How to Get Away With Murder 3x01 Recap: "We're Good People Now" (How Do Any of These People Still Have Jobs?) [Contributor: Jen W.]

"We're Good People Now"
Original Airdate: September 22, 2016

It’s back! The show that needs an extensive, detailed, and regularly updated flowchart has returned and it looks to be as wicked as ever. If you need to catch up on seasons and two... I can’t begin to strive to fit all of the twists and turns and back and forth timelines into this recap, so go here for season one's recap, courtesy of ABC; and check out Bustle's recap of season two to get you all up to speed.

Here’s a highlight reel of my top moments from the first episode of this new season:

1. Annalise is doing a pro-bono clinic.

The Keating 5 are back in Annalise’s class, screwing up, acting out, and generally being terrible. They’re also only in their second year of school. How? How did so much murder happen in their very first year of law school? When are we going to address the excessive malfeasance these children have been put through?

Any way, the group’s first pro-bono case is a deportation one where the group utilizes their questionable skill sets to bring the truth forward... while also rubbing against the line of ethicality. Ahhhh, never change, kids. Never change.

2. Wes has a girlfriend that calls herself Meggie.

I’m not sure whether she spells it Megi, Meggi, or Meggie, but either way she’s adorable. We see her appear at the end of the episode, quickly discover she’s a hugger with a fantastic curly fro, and that Wes has told her all about Laurel. Something terrible is bound to happen to this sweet angel. Run away, Meggie! Run away!

3. The Keating 5 had a somewhat eventful summer.

At the end of last season, Wes met his father — only for the man to be shot in the head while he was standing beside Wes. Everyone believes this is Frank’s doing. It probably is, as Frank is a stone cold killer and prompted Wes to go meet his dad in the first place. Annalise comes to Wes’s aid and tells him it wasn’t her fault — that it was all Frank.

Sure, Annalise.

Annalise bails Michaela out of a drunk driving charge. Laurel confronts Annalise about Frank. Connor acts like an ungrateful jerk to Annalise, and Asher asks for a loan. And that’s what you missed on Glee.

4. Annalise and Nate are... a thing?

Annalise and Nate Lahey (Billy Brown) seem to be getting it on on the regular. I personally am thrilled because Nate should literally always be shirtless.

5. Frank is on the lam.

Frank has disappeared and taken the crazy white boy track of shaving his beard and his head and looking like the guy you avoid eye contact with in the bar. I trust literally nothing about Frank. And we all know what he’s capable of, so this should be both a tedious and annoying arc of finding out what he’s really up to (and if he’s still Annalise’s emissary).

6. Annalise’s chilling photo all over campus.

Someone has hung photos of Annalise all over campus with the word "MURDERER" emblazoned across it with a big red circle around her face. Subtle, tasteful, something you’d probably see in the MOMA. 10/10 would recommend.

7. The dreaded flash forward.

As always, the end of the episode jumps into the future. Someone is dead and being taken away from Annalise’s home which is going up in flames. She sees who it is — the camera does not

And so here we are, friends, on yet another year’s embarkation of the exhausting journey known as How To Get Away With Murder where we will be juggling several mysteries at once.

My gut is telling me to watch out for Megi/Meggi/Meggie, and that everyone who ever crossed Frank needs to have an airtight alibi. We'll see what happens the rest of the season on How To Get Away With Murder, but we know it will be an eventful one!


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