Where Did We Leave Off With How To Get Away With Murder?

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Now, where were we...

It is almost time for the season 4 premiere of How To Get Away With Murder, but before we get there — where did we leave off with HTGAWM? The season 3 finale was months ago, so before watching the season 4 premiere, here's how season 3 ended.

What Happened During The HTGAWM Season 3 Finale?

Least interesting of all: Frank (Charlie Weber) — who was being held on suspicion of Wes' (Alfred Enoch) murder — turned down a plea deal from District Attorney Denver (Benito Martinez) to admit that Annalise (Viola Davis) ordered him to kill Wes for a seven-year jail sentence. As usual, Frank's loyalties remained with Annalise.

Nate (Billy Brown) returned to the dark side (or is this the light side?) and helped Annalise access Assistant District Attorney Atwood's (Milauna Jackson) computer files (via Oliver/Conrad Ricamora, naturally) to prove that her office did play a big role in illegally moving Wes' body after his murder.

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Connor (Jack Falahee) admitted to everyone (OK, to Michaela/Aja Naomi King, and then she told the rest of the gang) that he saw Wes on the day of his murder. He tried to give him CPR, heard a rib crack, got scared and fled the scene at the sight of the fire starting. He was only about 99% sure that Wes was already dead when he found him, but that 1% had him increasingly worried that he accidentally killed Wes. (He didn't.) Regardless, Laurel (Karla Souza) was furious that Connor withheld this information about the love of her life's death.

Annalise also met with Sylvia Mahoney (Roxanne Hart) — wife of Wallace Mahoney (Adam Arkin), mother of Charles Mahoney (Wilson Bethel) — who reveals that, actually, Charles was Wes' father, not Wallace, as Annalise had previously believed. Post-meeting, Annalise no longer thought the Mahoneys were involved with Wes' death.

Anyway, Annalise then got this bright idea to exonerate herself and everyone else from all these murder charges by saying that Wes murdered both her husband Sam (Tom Verica) and his once-girlfriend Rebecca (Katie Findlay), then committed suicide over that guilt — and she had proof. Just before he was murdered, Wes left Annalise this easily-twisted voicemail: “I was at the police station. They found Rebecca’s body. They’re saying you did it. All of it. Even Sam. You can’t go down for what I did. There’s no way I could live with myself so please come home.”

So DA Denver — knowing that there's evidence to support theories of his own corruption, thanks to Nate — dropped all charges against Annalise and ran with that story. Case closed?

Nah. Laurel still thought Charles Mahoney was somehow responsible for Wes' death, and when she went to meet him with a gun and intent to kill, she ran into her family friend, Dominic (Nicholas Gonzalez), a.k.a. Wes' murderer! And he did the deed under orders from none other than Laurel's father, Jorge Castillo (Esai Morales). (Of course, Laurel is not aware of Dominic's role or her father's involvement yet.)

Another detail that wasn't of huge consequence in the season 3 finale, but will probably be important later — we found out that Laurel has a history of perjury. When she was younger, she was kidnapped, then took back her story in order to protect her father. The full details (Why was she kidnapped? Who kidnapped her? Why did she lie about it?) are more than a little foggy.

Oh, and Michaela and Asher were in love, Connor proposed to Oliver, Laurel was still pregnant with Wes' baby and Annalise called Wes her son during an AA meeting.

So, that happened!

Watch the season 4 premiere of How To Get Away With Murder Thursday, September 28, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.


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