SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched “How to Get Away With Murder” Season 3, episode 8, titled “No More Blood,” which aired Thursday, Nov. 10.
There’s only one more episode until “How to Get Away With Murder” viewers find out who is dead under the sheet — and after this week’s shocker, it looks like another person may also be dead.
After being pushed out by Bonnie (Liza Weil), Frank (Charlie Weber) returned this week, showing up at Laurel’s house (Karla Souza), only to hear her drunkenly tell Wes (Alfred Enoch) over the phone that she loves him. Shaken up by his presence, Laurel did not turn Frank away, but only because she was protecting him from being killed by Annalise (Viola Davis).
Desperate to get back into Annalise’s good graces, Frank was trying to make amends in whatever way he could and he did so by helping with Annalise’s plan to get Wes off the hook for Wallace Mahoney’s murder by pinning the fatal shooting on his other son, Charles Mahoney. Frank spotted the woman from his past — the one that he slept with when he was young, in order to get a big suitcase of money, which in turn, resulted in Annalise’s car crash that left her unborn baby dead — and he was able to frame her for calling Charles Mahoney in jail via a burner phone that Nate (Billy Brown) wound up planting in his cell. (Yes, this is extremely complicated, but this is “HTGAWM,” so that’s just how things go!)
Frank actually wanted to kill the woman, but he refrained from that because Annalise strictly ordered him, “No. More. Blood.”
Even though Frank helped out Annalise in her Charles Mahoney/Wes plan, they are far from making amends. In the final minutes of the episode, Frank showed up to Annalise’s home to try to talk to her, but she made it painfully clear that she cannot forgive him because he indirectly killed her baby. That’s when Frank pulled out a gun and held it up under his own chin. Annalise egged him on to pull the trigger, but Bonnie ran in hysterically and begged him not to kill himself.
In other news, Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) and Connor (Jack Falahee) got back together tonight — briefly. Later in the episode, they got in a big fight, and in the flash-forward, we found out that Connor slept with none other than Oliver’s most recent hookup, who left him last week after learning he is HIV-positive. But the big takeaway here is that Connor is alive — a.k.a., he’s not the victim under the sheet.
Here, actor Charlie Weber who plays Frank, talks to Variety about his character’s fate…
So, is Frank going to die?
It’s certainly a possibility. You’ll have to find out later, but Frank is in a very, very, very bad place. For Frank, that’s a bold statement.
Has Frank lost the will to live?
I wouldn’t say that. I don’t think he’s lost the will to live. I think the willingness to do that is if it will please Annalise. I don’t think he wants to die — he wants her to want him to live.
Hypothetically, if Frank is still alive, is it possible for him and Annalise to mend their relationship?
It’s up to her, and that’s the problem for Frank. He can’t do more. He can only hope that she will forgive him or tell him how to be forgiven. He wouldn’t have the say in that.
Is the only purpose for Frank to live at this point this group of people — Annalise, Bonnie, Laurel — welcoming him back into their lives?
I think it’s a need to be with Annalise and Bonnie to bring that family back together. With Bonnie having pushed him out, he needs a lifeline, he needs help. That was his lowest point when Bonnie throws him out. That’s why he also went to Laurel — he’s throwing straws and trying to find a lifeline.
I asked you this the last time we spoke, but a lot has happened since episode 5, so I’ll ask again: does Frank love Bonnie or Laurel?
There’s no question — Frank loves Bonnie very much in a real, deep way. With Laurel, he’s still still processing and trying to figure out what the convention of love is supposed to look like and I think he’s trying to figure out what he’s supposed to be with Laurel. There’s different kinds of love. The love for Bonnie is what he truly knows as his own version of love, but society’s version of love is what he’s trying to find with Laurel.
What are Frank’s feelings about Wes and Laurel’s relationship?
It’s interesting because if he really does care for her, he might want her to be with somebody that can love her in a way that normal people are supposed to love each other. [laughing]
The father of Laurel’s baby still isn’t clear. It seems that it’s Wes, especially since Laurel writes his name on a piece of paper in the hospital in the flash-forward, but is there any chance Frank is the father?
I don’t know. I think we give you something to read into in the next episode, but I still think it’s more likely that it’s the person that she’s in a relationship with.
The storyline with Wes and Charles Mahoney and the burner phone and the woman from Frank’s past…is that plot totally wrapped up or will we see that woman any more in the future?
I can’t answer that — and not because I’m not allowed to, but because I don’t know — but I would think we would, to be honest with you. I think we will see more of her.
Let’s talk about the night of the house fire. We now know that Connor is still alive (and hooking up with Oliver’s fling!) so if Frank did not kill himself, the last remaining victims under the sheet could be Frank or Nate. What can you tease?
As always with something this big, I can only say that it’s rough and very sad.
Next week’s midseason finale will reveal who is under the sheet. Watch a preview of next week’s episode here: