Before I dive in to what happened on this week’s episode of HTGAWM, I would just like to say that if have to see that Middleton cheerleader flying through the air in slow motion one more time I might have an aneurism.
In this episode’s COTW 17-year-old Ryan Remini is on trial for killing his father, Anthony, a respected police officer but also an abusive alcoholic. After years of watching his father beat his mother in drunken rage, Ryan “couldn’t do nothing anymore,” so he got his father’s gun and shot him in the back. And he was happy he did. “Things are better now that he’s dead. Ryan said. In a case where the facts are clear, the defense must play to the jury’s emotions. Selecting jurors sympathetic to the defendant and his mother is their best (and only) chance of winning.
I’d like to open this recap by saying something I have yet to say about HTGAWM: this week’s episode was GOOD. For the first time since the show began, I was sucked in to the storyline. For the first time, I was surprised by what happened. And I really cared. I was angry at some points, sympathetic at others. The show finally came through.
While the quality of the show was much different this week as opposed to previous episodes (in my opinion), the structure was not. You know the drill.