Allyson Johnson: A starting question will have to be final guesses of who is under the sheet?
AJ Caulfield: My heart is pretty set on the body under the sheet being Frank. Given the events that have unfolded in the previous episodes (Frank and Annalise’s heated discussions, her provocation for him to shoot himself) in combination with the torrid history he and Annalise have, Frank seems to make a ton of sense. And it would be a nice callback to the first season’s finale, in which we discover Frank is Lila’s killer. But can we expect HTGAWM to give us a perfect circle? I’m hoping so. Hashtag anyone but Connor.
AJ: I’m thinking that Frank is still obvious of a choice, especially considering last week where he held a gun to his head as Annalise begged him to kill himself. I’ve decided that I’m going to go with a totally out of left field choice with Wes. I think maybe the scene where we saw him giving the police evidence was prior to the fire. She finds out and hides the body. But I know it’s a reach and Frank is probably the safer bet but it’s just been too much of a red herring so far.
AJ: What is our favorite couple on the show so far this season since everyone is paired off? Mine… is oddly Frank and Bonnie who aren’t really a couple and more like two damaged souls sticking together. Oliver and Connor were up until last week when both revealed themselves to be in deep need of some alone, single time. Partly due to the performances Bonnie and Frank feel real, emotive and painful and it has been the last few episodes that have allowed me to root for them. I could give two shits about Wes and Laurel.
AC: My favorite couple might be a bit of a cop-out: I really like Michaela and Connor’s dynamic. The scenes in which they interact always get me excited, piquing my interest and hooking me into their words. A lot of the time, I have to fight the urge to multi-ingest media (watching television and scrolling through my phone, but only on my own). I never, ever feel that when those two are together. Ditto on Wes and Laurel. And Asher and Michaela. Also Annalise and sobriety would be a fantastic couple. Too real?
AJ: Too soon of a suggestion apparently…
AC: Damn the lag! “You’re only with me because you want to fix me.” Any reason would be a good reason. But I legitimately don’t know why she’s with him.
AJ: It is making everything feel more intense. Especially since they all think they can one up Annalise and they’re all sooooo wrong.
AC: These flashbacks are only making me want a connection to the first season even more.
AJ: In the best possible ways too. It’s being more than just one mystery after the other. Serialized is the smart move.
AC: If I had a dollar for every time Annalise or the Keating Five said, “Get ready to go to jail,” I’d be swimming in cash. I completely agree! This season, the show was at its most intelligent.
AJ: While also keeping up its layers of melodrama!
AC: It really did hit the sophomore slump, but it redeemed itself in a big way. So glad for it! It feels like a Shonda show, but one that’s still uniquely its own.
AJ: Honestly it’s the only show of hers that I watch… for good or bad I suppose.
AC: (I’ve never seen Grey’s but I’ve seen bits and pieces of Scandal. Melodrama to the max.) CONNOR. WHAT.
AJ: Connor is too loose lipped at all times but especially RIGHT NOW.
AC: This scene is absolutely fantastic.
AJ: It is! Michaela has been killing it this season. Everything she says is gold.
AC: The light shining in through the peekaboo blinds onto Nate’s face was everything cheesy ’90s cop movie. Loved it.
AJ: The not so subtle good guy, bad guy hints lol. What… The fuck. In the first season, I could see this maybe, but the writers have made them too familial.
AC: Genuinely what. The amount of confusion I felt… far too much. OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT.