Tonight on HTGAWM season 2, Philip is still very much a threat, especially with his whereabouts being unknown to anyone. Annalise is trying to get the team to stop panicking and stay focused on being a step ahead of him on tonight’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder 2016. If you missed last week’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder season 2, check out my HTGAWM 2016 recap right here! Tonight’s episode of HTGAWM season 2 started off with Connor talking to Annalise about this video, but Annalise is being very cold to him. She tells Bonnie to call everyone except Wes and Annalise tells the that they have to calm down about this video. The only thing the video proves is that Philip was also at the scene and she will take care of it. The only people not at Annalise’s house right now are Wes and Laurel, Laurel went to Wes’ after her fight with Frank about Frank kiling Lila.
When Laurel gets to Wes’, Wes is going through the file of papers about a man named Charles Mahoney, but he isn’t exactly sure how he is linked to Annalise or his mother. Laurel is going to help him look over the file of papers that Annalise left at Wes’ door and sort things out.
We get a flashback of Frank being told that he is going to Ohio with Annalise for the Mahoney trial, which is the trial that Wes’ mother was involved in. Meanwhile, Laurel tells Wes that the only way they can find out more about his mother is to go to Ohio. We then get a look at a flashback again of Annalise and Frank talking to Charles, his father and his mother. While talking to them about how Rose, Wes’ mother, wants to issue her statement which will get Charles out of jail, the father makes some comments that sound a lot like threats.
Rose is supposed to be able to provide an alibi for Charles the night a murder happened, a murder he was charged with and is currently awaiting trial for. Wallace, the father, seems to have a lot of trust in Annalise and her ability to get the jury to believe Rose’s testimony, even though she chooses not to do it face to face, but he also gives Annalise a message for Rose. Basically telling her that her statement better help prove his son innocence and reminding her how important her testimony is.
Back in present day, Asher and Bonnie are talking, more like Asher is freaking out. Connor is also freaking out because of a second video that came in. This one told them that they have 36 hours to deposit $1 million into a bank account. Annalise has some of the money, but they have to find the rest. Annalise figured out a way to do that, by getting Caleb to put her on retainer and help them try and get more information out of Catherine about Philip.
We then get a look at Wes and Laurel, they are looking through the Charles Mahoney trial files and they find a witness list. There was an anonymous witness on the list and when we get a look at the trial, Rose didn’t show up for her taped testimony. She then gets approached by Wallace in the hallway and he tells her the reasons why he picked her, which was because she was a woman, black and he felt the fact that she was pregnant would help gain points with the jury. He then tells her not to make a bad name for her people. He is starting to sound like he is capable of murder.
Oh, I also got more information on Charles’ trial, they said he was on trial for killing his fiancee, but he says that he was at the office late and when he got home, she was covered in blood. Looks like Rose was supposed to testify that he was at the office late that night and support his alibi. With her not showing for her taped testimony, he has no alibi.
Present day, Bonnie and Annalise are talking about how Annalise never wanted kids and now that she has five (her students), she now knows that having kids was the worse decision of her life. Back in Ohio, Wes is convinced that they killed his mother and made it look like a suicide. I’m not sure who “they” is, I think he might be referring to whoever really killed Charles’ fiancee because she would have gotten him off and the investigation re-opened. Annalise then felt bad about getting his mother killed because she used her as a witness, helps him get into law school and then added a fifth spot on her team to allow him to work with her. She did all this to protect him and help him throughout his life and he shot her.
Annalise sends the students home and tells them to come back in the morning to continue to figure this out and Michaela goes to “check” on Caleb. When Bonnie gets home, Asher is outside her door and she turns him away, tells him she is not his lawyer or his girlfriend and the late night visits can’t happen. She then goes inside and you can tell that it hurt her to tell him that.
Annalise iscooking Nate dinner, Connor is at home looking at his computer, but when Oliver comes in, he closes it. Oliver asks him what that’s about, he then opens up his computer and shows Oliver that he is thinking about transferring to Stanford and move across the country. Back at Annalise’s, Nate thinks that Annalise has a motive for inviting him over and wearing the dress she is wearing. She gets a little offended and clears the table.
She then tells him that she isn’t sure what’s going on with them, she doesn’t know if he wants to try and work things out or waiting for the perfect moment to turn her in. He tells her that he forgave her and that he is just trying to be there for her so that she doesn’t feel like she is going through this alone. He then tells her to come there and he gives her a hug.
Meanwhile in Ohio, Wes asks Laurel what happened between her and Frank and she tells him that he’s her father, she fell for her father. He then asks her what her father’s deal is and she tells him that her father isn’t a nice person and that’s why she hasn’t been phased by the crap going on with Annalise. He turns to her and tells her that she is not a bad person, she might have fallen for someone like that, but it doesn’t make her a bad person. She has been looking out for him when she hasn’t had to. She tells him to stop being so nice to her and he then turns to her and kisses her!
We end tonight’s episode off with a flashback of Annalise paying Rose a visit and her figuring out that Rose didn’t actually see Charles at the office that night. Rose is a little shaken after Annalise left. Meanwhile, Wes and Laurel are looking over his mother’s autopsy and it says that his mother died of a neck laceration that looks like it was self inflicted.
Annalise and the students, minus Laurel and Wes, are waiting for their deadline to expire to see if Philip contacts them again. He does and it comes in the form of another video which is of Annalise and Nate from the night before. Which means that he is not only in town, but stalking them.
When Laurel and Wes get back to Annalise’s house, Laurel asks Annalise, more like demands, that Annalise and her talk in her office. Apparently, she took a page out of the autopsy file that suggests that Wes could have killed his mother!
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