×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Viola Davis Teases Rebecca’s Killer, Annalise’s Heartbreaking Past in ‘HTGAWM’ Season 2 (VIDEO)

How To Get Away With Murder” is back Thursday night, as Shondaland’s highly anticipated “TGIT” block returns, and newly-minted Emmy winner Viola Davis says it will be shocking, per usual.

Last season ended with Rebecca’s (Katie Findlay) lifeless body under the stairs, causing the looming cliffhanger of the summer: Who Killed Rebecca? The murderer will be revealed within “42 minutes,” Davis teases, confirming that viewers will know who killed Rebecca in the Season 2 premiere episode.

Though the Emmy history-maker stays mum in Variety‘s interview (watch above), she does promise that the new episodes will provide more insight into many characters in Annalise’s world — Bonnie (Liza Weil), Frank (Charlie Weber), Laurel (Karla Souza) — and Prof. Keating herself.

“I think that Annalise will get more in touch with her feelings and I think that you will see parts of her past revealed that are both shocking and touching, heartbreaking, surprising,” Davis says.

At the end of Season 1, when Lila’s killer was revealed to be Frank and Rebecca was found dead, both Davis and Weber spoke to Variety, prepping for what’s next to come.

What’s so interesting is if you go back and watch that last hour again, each one of us had an opportunity to do it,” Weber said of the all the characters being suspects for Rebecca’s death. “It could have been Annalise, it could have been me. When everyone went upstairs, Annalise had time alone with her before she said she was gone, knowing fully well she was gone. Wes had his time. Anyone could have snuck off and done that at some point in time throughout that day.”

Davis added, “I do not know who killed Rebecca, and I’m very curious myself. I thought about it because I thought it’s got to be someone in this room — it was a very contained situation. Everyone’s always pointing their finger at Bonnie. And then I went from Bonnie to Laurel. She’s just too pulled together so what’s the deal with Laurel? I’ve gone back and forth.”

Another question left unanswered before Rebecca was killed is who was she texting and what does “Eggs 911” mean?

“I believe she is going to be coming back in flashbacks so that those questions are answered,” Davis said, after the finale. “So even though she is dead, Katie Findlay is not done in the mystery.”

The “How To Get Away With Murder” season premiere airs at 10/9c on ABC. To see Davis’ full interview, in which she also discusses her Emmy nomination, plus opportunities for women and actors of color, watch above.

More TV

  • Chris Burrous dead KTLA anchor

    KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous' Cause of Death Released

    An investigative report on KTLA anchor Chris Burrous has determined that his cause of death was attributed to methamphetamine toxicity, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Burrous, 43, was found unconscious at a motel in Glendale, Calif on December 27, and later died at the hospital. The death has been ruled as accidental. [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Win Publicity Campaign Awards

    Hollywood publicists have selected “Crazy Rich Asians” as the top movie publicity campaign for 2018 and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” as the best television campaign. Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” topped the campaigns for Disney’s “Black Panther,” Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Paramount’s “A Quiet Place,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and Universal’s “Halloween” for [...]

  • THE MASKED SINGER: Rabbit in the

    Live+3 Ratings for Week of Feb. 11: 'Masked Singer' Easily Tops Competition

    Fox’s “The Masked Singer” was the highest-rated broadcast show of the week in both Live+Same Day and Live+3. For the week of Feb. 11, the unscripted singing competition series went from a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 to a 3.4, a rise of 42%. In total viewers, the show went from 7.8 million viewers to [...]

  • How the 'Rich Eisen Show' Mixes

    How the 'Rich Eisen Show' Mixes Sports and Showbiz in a Entertaining Mix

    Walking through the El Segundo studio where veteran sportscaster Rich Eisen tapes his daily “Rich Eisen Show,” the sheer density of sports memorabilia is overwhelming — everything from game balls to jerseys, gear, autographs and uncountable photos are crammed onto every inch of wall and desk space. But step into Eisen’s dressing room, and the [...]

  • Josh Cooke Castle Rock

    Josh Cooke Joins Katey Sagal in ABC Comedy Pilot 'Nana'

    Josh Cooke has been cast in a lead role in the ABC hybrid comedy pilot “Nana” opposite Katey Sagal, Variety has learned. Cooke will play Alex, a fire chief in Indianapolis who is a newly widowed single father of two girls. It’s clear that he is in over his head with the girls, but he [...]

  • Maggie Lawson

    Maggie Lawson to Star in Fox Comedy Pilot 'Geniuses'

    Maggie Lawson has been cast in one of the lead roles of the Fox multi-camera comedy pilot “Geniuses,” Variety has learned. The pilot follows a blue-collar couple in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses. Lon Zimmet will write and executive produce. Lawson will [...]

  • Elizabeth Anweis

    'Batwoman' Pilot Adds Elizabeth Anweis as Catherine Hamilton-Kane

    The CW’s “Batwoman” pilot has cast Elizabeth Anweis, Variety has learned. Anweis will play Catherine Hamilton-Kane, the stepmother of Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman. Catherine made her fortune as a savvy, bullheaded defense contractor, and all those billions position Catherine as one of Gotham’s most powerful residents. For Catherine, it’s a matter of the bottom line: Batwoman [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content