SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the midseason premiere of “How To Get Away with Murder” on Feb. 11, titled, “What Happened To You, Annalise?”
As if a gunshot in Annalise’s (Viola Davis) stomach wasn’t enough of a shocker for the first half of “How To Get Away with Murder’s” second season, the back half kicked off with a baby of a bombshell: Annalise was once pregnant.
Much of Thursday night’s midseason premiere dealt with Annalise recovering from her gunshot wound and Wes (Alfred Enoch) struggling with the aftermath of pulling the trigger. While Annalise was on the mend with meds, she hallucinated that a woman brought her a baby.
At the end of the episode, we learn that that woman was Wes’ mother. In a flashback, we see the two women meet when a very pregnant Annalise sits down next to her in a park, while a young boy (is it Wes?) is playing nearby — and Annalise reveals that she’s expecting a baby boy.
But the Christophe/Wes mystery still remains. Enoch teases, “The nature of the Wes and Christophe thing and how that ties in to his presence and what the significance of the name is to him — all of that becomes clear throughout the season.”
Here, Enoch tells Variety about Annalise’s pregnancy, the Christophe mystery and what Wes really thinks about Rebecca.
What happened to Annalise’s baby?
That gets explored, that answer will come. It’s an interesting question, sort of the immediate being conspicuous by its absence.
We will find out what happened to the baby by the end of Season 2?
Yes. We will indeed.
In the flashback when Annalise is pregnant, it looks like young Wes is in the background. Is that Wes?
That’s who we think is Wes, but that will be revealed after the episode.
In Annalise’s hallucination while she’s drugged, that is Wes’ mother bringing the baby to her, right?
Oh, is that right? That’s actually news to me, but yes, that makes sense!
Why would Annalise be having a daydream about Wes’s mother handing her a baby?
I don’t want to go and tell people what to think about it. I want them to draw their own conclusions and how that ties into the story and Annalise’s emotional state, but as far as I see it, that’s sort of the heart of it — it’s about exploring Annalise’s mind and her feelings about what’s going on in her life and her responsibilities and her senses.
When Wes and Annalise finally come face-to-face toward the end of the episode, she says he ruined her. What does she mean by that?
Ooof I don’t really know! It all ties into the whole backstory and the Christophe thing and the more immediate context of the show — everything that’s gone on between the two characters and what their relationship has driven each of them to do.
Does Wes think that Rebecca is dead?
I think it’s difficult for him to accept, especially under the circumstances, to sort of blindly accept Annalise’s words in that specific situation. He doesn’t really have any answers other than a statement from Annalise, but he was there trying to shoot her so how much can he trust her? I think the difficulty is that he doesn’t really have many leads. He’s sort of on this merry-go-round with Annalise where he tries to find out what’s going on and she tries to hide the truth from him and he’s trying to find what he can do about it. But the other thing is, he’s got this whole other issue that has raised itself.