Saturday, February 11, 2017

My Review of How To Get Away With Murder's 3x12: "Go Cry Somewhere Else"

Written by Daniel Robinson
Directed by Cherie Nowlan

Laurel (at the memorial): "It’s not your tragedy, it is Wes's and he deserves better than this funeral with you phony ass people. Go cry somewhere else."

Well, this was a bit of a step in the right direction. The disastrous memorial to one side where Laurel took a chomp out of the rest of the students attending and had Michaela mothering her, two things of big note surrounding Wes happened here. Actually make that three.

First of all, flashback wise we had Bonnie warning Frank not to hurt Wes, which to his credit he didn't. He just tried to follow Wes before inevitably losing him. The thing from that flashback was the fact that Wes phoned someone and referred to himself as Christophe. Now who the hell could know about him as that particular name?

Then there's the present day where his body also disappeared after Nate and Laurel went to look at him. If there wasn't the feeling that Annalise was being framed for his death beforehand, there certainly is now following this reveal. Of course, there's the end scene where it seemed that Nate signed off on Wes's body being removed.

Keeping with the last moment, both Nate and Wes were in Annalise at the same time, prior to the latter's death and the fire? While this episode completely ruled out Frank, it did now tease the idea of Nate being a suspect. I don't think it's Nate. In fact, three episodes to the finale, it's genuinely hard to figure out who could've killed Wes and whether or not his death was deliberate or accidental.

Meanwhile Annalise's current prison stint (for now) came to an end when she decided to use her own means in order to secure her own bail. Probably a good thing as Bonnie was repeatedly dropping the ball on this one but if it means seeing less of one particular cellmate, it's almost a pity to lose that environment as well.

Of course the episode also had the added sting of Annalise's parents coming back and for Ophelia to now suffer with dementia. Some beautifully touching scenes between Annalise and her mother in this one and some equally harsh ones with Annalise and her father, even if the latter's harsh words gave Annalise a bit more of a fighting spirit.

As for the rest of the episode, well, there was Connor realising that Oliver is quite the accomplished liar. Even I found the moment where Oliver was laughing a bit off. Someone was channeling their inner Joker in that scene but the fact that Oliver also kept the contents of Annalise's phone didn't shock me though. As for Bonnie and Frank, their scenes in next week's episode should be interesting.

-  For a moment I thought we were going to see a decent side to Simon until he opened his mouth to blame Annalise for Wes's death.
- I liked that Oliver owned up to the fact that he chose to get involved with the gang but again that laughing moment made me wonder about him.
- The inmate that replaced Annalise was hilarious. Beyonce she's not though.
- Chronology: Not long from where Not Everything's About Annalise left off.

A solid episode. Go Cry Somewhere Else pushed things a little further with the mystery surrounding Wes's death (if Atwood isn't involved somehow, I'll be surprised). The scenes with Annalise and her parents though were a personal highlight along with Connor suddenly seeing Oliver from a new perspective.

Rating: 8 out of 10

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