So many questions! When How to Get Away With Murder season 2 ended, fans were left hanging on a bunch of important plotlines. Did Caleb (Kendrick Sampson) really kill his parents? Did he really kill himself? Where did Frank (Charlie Weber) go after airing out his dirty laundry and cleaning out his apartment? What’s motivating Phillip (Jefferson White) to take creepy, blackmail-y videos all the time? Oh, yeah, and who killed the supposed dad of Wes (Alfred Enoch)?
Well, we can’t tell you the answers to all of those questions, but if you stick with Us ahead of the Thursday, September 22, season 3 premiere, we can tell you what we do know as far as spoilers go …
Wes Still Has Daddy Issues
Us Weekly spoke exclusively to series creator Pete Nowalk at the Television Critics Association press tour last month, and he said, as with all things on HTGAWM, it’s best not to assume the man who was killed during the finale last March is actually Wes’ father. Sure, we want to believe it was, since he never knew his dad, but as Nowalk said, “Everything on the show is alleged until it’s confirmed with DNA!”
Don’t forget, either, that Wes still has mommy issues. He watched his mother die when he was 12, and he still grapples with a mental image of himself standing over her with a knife. Us also caught up with Enoch, and asked about how stuck Wes seemed during all of season 2.
“I mean, wouldn’t you be?” Enoch asked. Fair enough!
Those Daddy Issues Will Play a Big Role
Nowalk also told Us that within the first few minutes of the big premiere, we will learn some major details about the murder Wes witnessed when he met his maybe-father.
“You waited eight months for something,” he explained.
So, will we learn who killed Wes’ (alleged!) father? Nowalk wouldn’t say, so we’ll just have to tune in tonight at 10 p.m. ET and every Thursday after that, since he said this is a story line that won’t disappear soon.
Frank’s Flight Gets Grounded
In case you somehow forgot, Frank’s life was far from good the last time we heard from him.
His lover, Laurel (Karla Souza), accidentally told Annalise (Viola Davis) that he killed Lila, thinking she knew. (Souza recently told Us that — for Laurel at least — this season should be called How to Get Away With Guilt as a result!)
Next, Annalise learned that Frank was basically to blame for the car accident that caused her stillborn delivery, and somehow, it all came back to him being blackmailed by her cheating husband. If you were Frank, you’d pack up all your belongings and dip too.
Luckily, we’ll find out where Frank ended up during tonight’s premiere! Souza even hinted that Laurel will be reaching out to him. Flaurel reunion? We’d love that, but it’s probably wise to not get our hopes up!
A New Case Every Week!
Beyond the overarching plot of each season, there are always smaller cases being taken on by Annalise, though showrunners have switched up how often viewers get to see those. Luckily, Nowalk said that this season, they’re going back to the weekly cases!
The Keating 5 Are Still in School
Time jumps have been trendy lately. Shows like Scream Queens and Pretty Little Liars have started new seasons a few years into the future, but HTGAWM is picking up right where it left off, then moving forward just a few months. The Keating 5 are all in their second year of law school. Can you believe everything in the first two seasons took place in their first year?
Annalise Is Still in School Too
Nowalk told Us that Annalise has a new role as a lawyer, but that she’s still very much involved at Middleton University. In fact, the school is going to be an even bigger part of the plot this season. (Uh, we thought the school was a big enough part of the show when a girl was found dead in a sorority house’s water tank, and Annalise dragged five law students into her murder-filled life.)
There Will Be So Many Guest Stars
Nowalk revealed that Amy Madigan, Esai Morales and Brett Butler will appear this season, in addition to music sensation Mary J. Blige! According to the creator, the singer’s role “really opens us up into a different side of Annalise.” And the most exciting part is that Blige is “playing a part that could potentially recur.”
Everyone Tries to Get Along
We know Annalise has had her secrets and her students have had theirs, which has always led to a rocky sort of relationship between them. Still, Nowalk and Enoch told Us that this season, everyone is going to try to get along. Nowalk claimed Annalise is going to try to “fix” everything between the Keating 5 and herself, and also hinted that she and Wes will grow closer and help each other heal.
“There’s a lot that has brought them together,” Enoch admitted.
Don’t Worry, There’s Still a Lot of Romance
Souza spilled to Us that it “would be so out of character for Laurel to not try and reach out” to Frank, hinting that there may still be hope for Flaurel. But what about the other couples or potential couples? Well, she also said that even though Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) deleted the acceptance email Connor (Jack Falahee) got from Stanford, their relationship is still “interesting.”
As for Michaela (Aja Naomi King) and Asher (Matt McGorry), Souza said that no one knows what is going on there.
Billy Brown, who plays Nate, revealed that the dynamic between Annalise and his character will change “a little bit” now that her family loves him so much. Of course, since his wife just died of cancer, “it’s really complex,” and “the complexities will continue” through the season, so don’t get your hopes up for things between Annalise and Nate to turn into a fairy tale just yet.
Tell Us: Which season 3 plot are you most excited for?
How to Get Away With Murder airs on ABC Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET.
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