How To Get Away With Murder: 5 Things We Learnt In 2.01 “It’s Time To Move On”
The season premiere of How To Get Away With Murder just aired on Universal Channel and what an opener it was! Filled to the brim with secrets, flashbacks, and – most importantly – more murder, it’s made us super hyped for the rest of the season. Viola, we missed you.
Here are five things we learnt from season 2 episode 1 “It’s Time To Move On“:
Warning: Spoilers abound.
1. Bonnie murdered Rebecca.
How To Get Away With Murder literally did the last thing any of us expected and revealed the identity of Rebecca’s killer almost immediately. After Annalise and Frank blaming each other and then beginning to suspect Wes and Laurel – Annalise came to the shocking realisation that the usually meek Bonnie was the real culprit.
After Annalise arrives at Bonnie’s door and shouts at her for what she’s done, Bonnie insists she’d only done for Annalise what Annalise would have done for her. There’s got to be more of that story on the way, and I’m excited because Bonnie has waited on the sidelines for a good story for too long now.
2. Famke Jannsen plays Annalise’s former classmate and a kick-ass lawyer.
The mystery of Famke Jannsen’s character is a mystery no more! The X-Men alum plays the Death Row attorney and former Harvard classmate of Annalise, Eve Rothlow. She’s the attorney Annalise told Nate to call at the end of last season, and she initially rejects the case twice before Annalise convinces her otherwise.
Oh, and she’s also Annalise’s former lover and still majorly hung up over Annalise leaving her for Sam.
3. Laurel is no longer the moral heart of the Keating Five.
When How To Get Away With Murder started last season, Laurel was the wet drip I couldn’t get along with. The necessary character in every defence attorney drama who questions to moral value of protecting the guilty. That part of her has been dwindling for a while, but this episode she stepped up and did the sort of dirty work Connor might have been up to last season.
Presenting herself as an employee of a spa where the Hapstall siblings’ aunt had visited, she submits doctored evidence to the Hapstalls’ defence team in order for them to be discredited and for Annalise to win the Hapstalls as clients.
Later, she confronts Frank about the murder of Rebecca. Frank later admits to Annalise that he suspects it may have been Laurel who killed Rebecca, hinting about Laurel’s turbulent family upbringing. A mighty turn from last season, eh?
4. Asher’s a mole.
Asher’s finally being given something to do other than play the adorable doucheface and only person in the Keating household with no idea who really murdered Sam.
In this episode it’s revealed Asher’s been providing information about Annalise to the dark side. In a tense last few minutes, we see Asher converse with the lawyer trying to learn what really happened the night of Sam’s murder. She blackmails him into revealing information about Eve, saying she knows about ‘Trotter Lake’, which clearly means something to Asher.
5. Wherever the Keating Five go, trouble follows. Or: This season is going to be awesome.
In a thrilling end of episode sequence, the Hapstalls’ aunt is murdered, which works out pretty well for Annalise’s new clients. And where exactly are Annalise, Wes, Connor, Michaela and Laurel? Annalise has conveniently taken them of a very teacher-student appropriate night out clubbing, where loads of people can see them. These guys are really getting the hang of the alibi thing.
And that’s not forgetting the real shocker of the night:
Why is Wes running away?!
Find out (maybe) next Wednesday on How To Get Away With Murder at 9pm, exclusively on Universal Channel.