There are spoilers in this review. Duh.

After a full season of seeing Annalise keep her head above water despite increasingly horrifying situations, now it seems like she’s finally letting that emotional strain fall on her. And why wouldn’t it? Things just keep getting more difficult for her, and I have to say, I kind of love drunk and sassy Annalise the most. I might be a little tired of hearing people say HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT at people. Especially when it comes from the mouth of a killer. Like who you throwing judgmental phrases at, murderer? Currently Annalise herself has not killed anyone. She’s just protected killers. Also blackmail and covering up murders and lots of questionable behavior. But so far we haven’t seen her kill any. Yet. Previously on How To Get Away With Murder, Nate got off for the murder of Sam because the DA would rather go after Annalise but has no proof. ADA Sinclair has Asher snooping for her, for some unknown blackmail she has on him. Connor and Oliver had to wait to have sex due to Oliver’s HIV+ status. Bonnie murdered Rebecca and Frank and Annalise are covering for her, naturally. Wes currently thinks Rebecca bounced, but this mysterious EGGS 911 message has been haunting Michaela. Also seven weeks in the future Annalise is shot in the stomach and bleeding out. Her students all flee and leave her there, and ADA Sinclair is dead.

The case of the week here is that a sex worker who has a lot of swinger parties is charged for murder after her lover died having sex with her. None of the people at the anonymous sex club will speak for her, because they want to keep it all private. They don’t seem to be getting anywhere until Annalise figures out that the client did in fact kill him. She reveals she wanted him to leave his wife for her, and when he didn’t she set him up for death by heart attack. Wooooow. Annalise decides to flat out say in court that it was murder, but she pins it on his widow instead. As a defense attorney it’s her job to present that there’s reasonable doubt, that at least one other person has a motive. So really she did her job. The sex worker is all how do you sleep at night and I’m like how are you going to sleep at night, you sexed someone to death because he wouldn’t leave his wife for you. Annalise spends the episode drinking and trying to figure out the Hapstall siblings case, and also we get a bomb dropped when a Sibcest picture is revealed. Technically they are not blood related so it’s not legit incest, just saying. Their housekeeper leaked the photo and she firmly says she believes they are guilty. Annalise clearly doesn’t care too much when her clients are guilty, yo. But it does matter that she’s bleeding to death in the future in the Hapstall household. Hmmmm.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - "It's Called the Octopus" - When Annalise takes on a new client, the team must investigate a very high end sex club to get answers. Meanwhile, Annalise is still representing the siblings accused of killing their parents, but the case takes a turn for the worse when a new motive surfaces, and Wes teams up with an unexpected ally, on "How to Get Away with Murder," THURSDAY OCTOBER 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth) KENDRICK SAMPSON, AMY OKUDA, VIOLA DAVIS

At this point I’m like Annalise pack up and go to NYC, be with Eve, start over. She’s not a good person but I find her very likable and sympathetic regardless. No regrets. Anyway Asher breaks up with Bonnie because he’s increasingly panicked about whatever the ADA has on him, something involving a girl named Tiffany? He goes to his father for help. Is this setting up him being charged with murder next time? He has managed to be protected from all the murder group so far. Frank almost confesses to Laurel that he’s not a good person at all, but he doesn’t. She and Bonnie have a hilarious drinking party and I do love that Bonnie says she won’t spill on Frank, because they don’t spill each other’s secrets. I really love their friendship and I still want to know how they started working for Annalise. Connor and Oliver have sex and it’s adorable. Michaela finally gets some from sexy Levi, except he’s actually Rebecca’s foster brother and the EGGS 911 guy. He tells Wes that Rebecca’s missing, and Wes puts together that Annalise is lying to him. They agree to help each other, and he drags Nate into it too.

In the future we see that Nate calls Annalise but then he picks up the kids when they’re trying to hide after fleeing the crime. So he’s in on all of it. Aghhhh. Well Annalise can’t die, she’s the main character and the main draw. So something has to happen to save her toward the end. This was a good strong episode like usual. I’m not sure I liked that the sex freedom thing ended up so negative though? For once I’d like to have a sex worker or sex party storyline that didn’t all end with everyone’s evil or dirty or something like that. Most of the other characters were nice people just trying to enjoy their kinks, but I don’t know. I’d like a more positive take on things, and having the madame be a killer made me sigh. They had some pretty suggestive sex stuff this episode which I appreciate. Especially with Connor and Oliver as they’re treating that couple as suggestively/openly as they’d do anything else, which a lot of shows don’t do because it’s “daring” being equal with a gay couple. This show doesn’t care at all. The lead is a bisexual black woman. It’s like “fight me!” to all the haters out there. Still one of my favorite shows on TV right now, it never fails to make me go ‘nooooo, gimme more!’ at the end of every episode.


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