This was the episode that had nine words that were hyped to death and out of the four I've seen so far, it's certainly the most interesting episode we've gotten too.
Written by Erika Green Swafford
Directed by Laura Innes
Take Off Your Clothes: I'm not gonna lie. Part of the reason why this episode became my favourite (for the time being) was the huge focus on Connor that we got here. In flashforwards he might have been humming Christmas song in a creepy manner and telling Michaela to get scooping, but after getting rid of Sam's body, he had a proper meltdown at Oliver's place when he showed up at an ungodly hour. In the present day, it seemed like him and Oliver were getting that bit closer and were about to go beyond being purely about casual sex and hacking skills until Oliver realised that Connor was playing away. Leading to the next bit.
Eyes Watered: I'm not sure what Connor exactly did to pretty assistant boy, Pax's (Niko Pepaj) backside to make his eyes water but for a network show, it's nice to see them trying to push the boundaries with Connor's sex scenes. Connor's romping Pax for information might have cost him his relationship with Oliver and literally Pax's life (that I didn't see coming), but damn, that was one hell of a sexy scene. If the writers of Looking wants tips to write for the likes of Agustin better, then Connor is a perfect template for a well defined bad boy. He's also the best character on the show at the moment and Jack Falahee has been quite a find for the series.
Why Is Your Penis On A Dead Girl's Phone: Now, there's an interesting question. I think what worked about this scene was the delivery of those nine words by Annalise to Sam, just moments after we see the former remove her makeup, eyelashes and wig. The fact that Bastille and Naughty Boy's No-One's Here To Sleep playing in the background certainly heightened the scene as well, because truthfully it's not shocking that Sam was sleeping with Lila and it's also not shocking that Annalise discovered this as well. That being said though, and I'm trying not to get sucked into hyperbole mode here, it's definitely an Emmy nominated worthy scene for Viola Davis.
Group Dynamics: This episode was a lot more fun with the group as well. While Wes was continuing to do his level best to keep helping Rebecca (who was less annoying in this episode, but I'm still not fond of her), Bonnie managed to acquire evidence of coercion, which at least got Rebecca out of prison on bail for the time being but the real fun of the episode was actually watching the core five students interrogate various members of the case of the week's company with some pretty interesting and comedic results. I also quite like the fact that Michaela seemed suspicious of both Wes and Laurel and that Asher did something useful. The Frank/Laurel thing though, I'm not that particularly interested in.
Top To Bottom: This week's case was actually the most entertaining so far. It might have been because Elizabeth Perkins (formerly of Weeds) put a lot of spirit into her character, Marron, was brazenly unapologetic about making a sex tape with an employee but also seemed to have a personal history and decent insight into Annalise and her trust issues. The reveal of Pax and two other disgruntled employees trying to bring down Marron wasn't too shocking but along with Pax's shocking suicide and the downfall of the other two, this was one case of the week that certainly held my attention.
Next week, the focus shifts onto Laurel and Annalise takes on the case of a killer teenager.