I am happy to say that things are finally coming together on HTGAWM. Towards the end of the episode, our present day storyline reaches the night of the bonfire, just hours before Sam’s murder and the aftermath. Hopefully next week, in what is apparently the “winter finale,” we will see our flash forwards fully unfold and find out #WhoKilledSam. (Disclaimer: I hate TV hashtags and am using this one ironically).
I was right last week in predicting that this episode would be Asher’s time to shine, as both the COTW and our flash forwards focus on Asher and his father’s legal history. The episode opened with Asher dancing alone in his apartment, drinking beer and throwing money in the air.
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.
Episode two opens with Michaela, Laurel, and Connor in the woods waiting for Wes’s return. Michaela is having a level 10 freak out (justifiably), to which Connor tells her to “shut up, sit down, and stop acting like a little bitch baby.” Ouch.