How to Get Away with Murder: Hello Raskolnikov
January 30, 2015 1:45 PM - Season 1, Episode 10 - Subscribe

The saga continues after the murder....

In the aftermath, Annalise tries to covertly protect her interns while the police investigate Sam's "disappearance." Although she and Wes initially keep her involvement from the others, they end up revealing their secret in order to keep Michaela, Connor, and Laurel from going to the police. The cops interview everyone on Annalise's team, with each of them having at least some difficulty sticking to their stories. The team manages to gather enough evidence that Sam killed Lila and successfully gets the charges dropped against Rebecca. Everyone is feeling pretty pleased with themselves until Sam's sister caps off the episode with a surprise visit, unnerving Annalise.
posted by radioamy (16 comments total)
Did we ever get a scene showing when Bonnie was un-fired? Did I space out and miss it, or was it just glossed over?
posted by oh yeah! at 7:30 PM on January 30, 2015

Does this mean we never have to see the spinning cheerleader again?
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 11:54 PM on January 30, 2015

I think we are to assume that Bonnie just sorta quietly returns to the house after hearing Sam is missing. Annalise acts like her firing didn't happen so Bonnie mousily accepts it.
posted by radioamy at 11:58 PM on January 30, 2015

Maybe I am reading way too much into this, but are we to accept the fact that Sam killed Lila? The facts fit together a little too conveniently.
posted by radioamy at 11:59 PM on January 30, 2015

Yeah if a season end revelation is that Annalise set up Sam for Lila's killing after the fact, I wouldn't be surprised.

I enjoyed this episode enough and actually found the fact that it was basically a recap (something the AV Club reviewer had a problem with) weirdly charming ; I may have just been exhausted after Scandal and looking forward to the chance to catch up though. I also think the show had to do something like that (have each of the characters testify and retell stories and seem like they were going to turn on each other) if they were all going to find out that Annalise knows they know after just one episode.

Bonnie did have a "are we just not going to talk about how you fired me?" moment with Annalise if I recall. And it does make sense that she'd come back after Sam was murdered to support Annalise because she is TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH HER.

And I bet we do see the spinning cheerleader again somehow. I miss her already.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:49 AM on January 31, 2015

I liked the neatly done recap.

Annalise's sharpness is impressive. I loved how she managed not to contaminate the scene even in the midst of her shock upon finding her husband's body. And the bathroom scene was magnificent.

Is anyone else deeply suspicious of Wes' girlfriend, Rebecca? And are we sure that Annalise actually told that guy that the kids killed her husband? I would think she'd be more circumspect.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 9:11 PM on January 31, 2015

I'm suspicious of Rebecca. I kinda wonder if she's not what she seems. The super dark eyemakeup and piercings and general '90's goth look are so overdone it makes me wonder if we're meant to think she's hiding something. Or maybe it's just a bad costume/makeup department.

I also don't totally buy that Annalise told Frank everything. It makes no sense. Interesting to see where that goes.
posted by radioamy at 10:43 PM on January 31, 2015

So I'm convinced Wes is our Quinn. The reason he blows up at Annalise is because he's trusting her to be a brilliant lawyer and is freaked out that she has all these obvious flaws that could fuck up whatever she is supposed to fix for him. I'm not sure if this is related to Lila Stanton's murder, or if it will be our new case for season two.

I hope they have the good sense to keep this a one season arc. I think this means that Annalise shouldn't have killed Lila Stanton, but instead is going to great lengths to protect a client who reached out before the body was even found. It sets us up for future seasons by letting us move on, but also establish the lengths Annalise will go to both protect those she's promised and harm those who betray her.

I think this means that Bonnie is going to go through the ringer by the end of this season. (Like she isn't already) Possibly even going away for Sam's death.
posted by politikitty at 12:35 PM on February 4, 2015

Forgive my ignorance, but I don't understand the Quinn reference?

And what do you mean that "I think this means that Annalise shouldn't have killed Lila Stanton"?

I am also interested to see what happens with Bonnie. She's an interesting character. And at this point she's pretty much the only one who isn't a complete asshole (although it was sad when she shot down poor Asher the day after their little tryst).
posted by radioamy at 9:07 PM on February 4, 2015

Oh, in scandal they introduce Quinn. You think she's just a bright young thing new to the practice, but then Secrets emerge.

Also, if Annalise killed Lila Stanton then the threat of exposure will always linger in the series. And while Rhymes and co like to push the envelope of what's absurd, it just seems impossible to continue to find deeper levels for Annalise to sink to.
posted by politikitty at 10:13 PM on February 4, 2015

I've been meaning to start watching Scandal!

I hadn't even considered that Annalise killed Lila. But if she knew about the affair (and pregnancy) earlier that certainly would have been motive.
posted by radioamy at 7:58 AM on February 5, 2015

It's balls crazy. Each week is basically just watching to see how much more absurd and complicated their various conspiracies can run. It's a lot of fun.

With the Scandal writer as Creator, and Rhimes producing, I've been watching for the symmetry and expecting all the answers to be absurd. Why not Annalise? She's a brilliant anti-hero who literally knows how to get away with murder. We're constantly shown how she is always eight steps ahead, and excellent at keeping her feelings hidden from others.

The only reason I don't think it's Annalise is because it makes future seasons really difficult.
posted by politikitty at 2:00 PM on February 5, 2015

The next ep is damn good. Annaliese contains multitudes. I don't see her as a murderer though.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 6:13 PM on February 6, 2015

New episode thread posted now, Ik ben afgesneden.
posted by oh yeah! at 9:01 AM on February 7, 2015

Thanks, oh yeah. I wonder about the overlap between the demo for this show and Mefi's demo. Then again, I wonder that for all my awesome (but not popular on FF) shows.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 11:49 AM on February 7, 2015

I think it's probably a good thing that not every show I'm watching is getting a Fanfare thread - I would never be caught up, and my "My Fanfare" list would scroll off the front page. (like, there are over 60 season pass recordings set up in my TiVo, I may need an intervention.)
posted by oh yeah! at 3:15 PM on February 7, 2015

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