SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you have not watched Season 2, episode two of “How To Get Away With Murder.”
In the aftermath of the night Annalise was shot, Thursday night’s episode revealed that Wes (Alfred Enoch) was not the only Keating Five student who was on site as gunshots were fired — Connor (Jack Falahee), Laurel (Karla Souza) and Michaela (Aja Naomi King) were also at the mansion.
Though Connor was freaking out as he put his hands over Annalise’s wounds, the ladies yanked him so they could flee the scene. “We’re all there, so it could be any one of us,” King tells Variety.
Also at the Hapstall mansion? A.D.A. Emily Sinclair (Sarah Burns), who at episode’s end, turns up dead outside the house, marking one of the two big cliffhangers this week.
As the episode flashes back, Eve (Famke Janssen) gets Nate (Billy Brown) off free, but not without grilling Annalise on the stand to the point where she almost cannot defend herself. Though Eve and Annalise fight over the heavy moment in court, they end up kissing again, which results in another steamy scene — but unbeknownst to them, Nate finds out about their tryst.
Annalise also has an emotional confrontation with Bonnie (Liza Weil), who last week was revealed to be Rebecca’s (Katie Findlay) murderer, while Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) helps Connor and co. dig up evidence on the Hapstall case.
Michaela’s love life also ramps up, but maybe not for the better. She meets a mysterious man by the name of Levi (Matt Cohen) in court, but it’s later revealed that he knew the now-dead Rebecca — when her landlord evicts her apartment since she’s been “missing” for so long, Wes comes across a photograph of her and Levi. “The one moment that Michaela gets to finally go on a date, now we have to be suspicious with what his true motivations are and who is he,” King says. “Is it an accident? Doesn’t seem likely. Poor Michaela.”
Below, King tells Variety whether viewers should be concerned about Michaela’s new fling, Levi. Plus, she talks about the night Annalise was shot, now that A.D.A. Sinclair’s body has turned up.
In the flashback to the night Annalise was shot, it’s revealed that Michaela, Laurel and Connor were all there. Does that mean any of them could have shot her?
Oh man. That’s exactly what I’ve been wondering. Why are we all there? With Connor holding onto her wounds, I was thinking, is this a trick to throw us off? Are we supposed to think that he’s innocent, but maybe he’s the one who did it and instantly regretted it? He looks so guilty leaning over her. I don’t know! But we’re all there so it could be any one of us, but right now, I’m more leaning toward Wes or Connor having done the deed.
Another body turned up at the mansion the night Annalise was shot: A.D.A. Sinclair. Why was she even there? And what involvement will Michaela, Laurel, Connor and Wes have in her death?
Knowing she’s now there as well, that just opens up a whole other cans of worms of who could have possibly shot her. It could have easily been Emily Sinclair who shot Annalise and then we shot her or something. Because why is she there? And why is she dead? Maybe she tried to kill Annalise and then we had to take her out — I know she’s outside, but if she shot Annalise and tried to run from it, we could have seen it and then killed her!
Asher (Matt McGorry) had the closest connection with A.D.A. Sinclair, since he’s been coerced into being her mole. Is there any chance he could be involved with her death?
We haven’t seen him — or Bonnie or Frank there at the mansion yet. Who knows who lurking there? It’s a big house!
Speaking of Asher, he feels so left out. Do fans have to start calling you the Keating Four now, instead of the Keating Five?
Never. Never. It will always be the Keating Five. It’s kind of nice that Asher is not a part of all this. He lucked out to be the only normal one of the bunch, but now that he’s doing all of this backstabbing stuff, who knows what’s going to do down? I’m really curious as to what A.D.A. Sinclair had over him that would allow him to even play her game in the first place, but that’s making him jeopardize his relationship with us and also Bonnie, which he seems to value.
Now let’s talk about Michaela’s love life. She meets this new man Levi in court and goes on a date with him. What are her feelings toward him, at this point?
This is really exciting for Michaela — someone hits on her for once. It’s a really big deal. Stop the presses! It’s wonderful that this man who is seemingly straight is talking to Michaela. I love how she immediately assumes that this hot guy must be talking to Connor. So it’s very exciting, but at the same time, he’s a stranger. He seems a little dangerous. He’s not the clean cut, well dressed kind of guy that she’s used to, which I think throws her off, and maybe that’s exactly what she needs.
And then at the end of the episode, we find out that he isn’t such a stranger: he knew Rebecca. Should we be worried for Michaela’s safety?
There’s something about it that is really suspicious The second I saw him in a picture with a Rebecca, I was like “this whole meeting me in the courtroom couldn’t be an accident.” Me — Aja — I’m totally suspicious. But Michaela has no idea. She just thinks he’s kind of hot and kind of funny.
Nate also got off the hook in this episode. What did that mean for Michaela?
It was really important for Michaela to see Nate get off. She doesn’t want to watch this innocent man go down for something that he wasn’t a part of, which she was a part of. But then you see Nate at the end of the episode watching Annalise and Eve, so who knows what can of worms that’s going to open up.
“How to Get Away with Murder” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.