TV Review: How to Get Away with Murder 3×09 “Who’s Dead?”

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Welcome to our newest method of reviewing/recapping season three of How to Get Away with Murder, where film section editor and film writer Allyson Johnson is joined by film writer AJ Caulfield in discussing (mainly reacting to) the latest episodes live. The discussion has been edited for (some) clarity. To read our previous coverage, click here

The third season of Shonda Rhimes and Peter Nowalk’s acclaimed drama series How to Get Away with Murder has been sprinkled with highs and lows in equal measure. We saw Annalise’s defamation and Connor and Ollie’s relationship (and later Wes and Meggy’s) come crashing down; we saw impassioned arguments between Annalise and Frank that often bubbled into chaos; we saw brilliant scenes that handled difficult subjects like sexual abuse, mental health struggles, and abandonment with a notable dexterity; we got the classic Asher-isms, an abundance of sarcastic Connor Walsh goodness, and the lion’s share of gorgeous (seriously, heart-eyes-inducing) new looks from all of the cast members. But what captivated every audience member most, and for the longest, was a single question: Who is under the sheet? In a heart-wrenchingly sour turn, the season 3 winter finale of HTGAWM reveals the body beneath the blanket; who lay there, killed by the fire at the Keating house, however, we didn’t see it coming. Not from a mile away.

Continue to page two to read the conversation Allyson and I had live as the episode aired. (Yes, we’re 100% still recovering from the reveal. Bear with us.)
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AJ Caulfield is a 22-year-old writer, pun lover, massive goofball, first-year English graduate student, and quite possibly Leslie Knope's long-lost twin. She's a big fan of 80's rock music, female-directed films, and Mad Men.