The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Let’s Get to Scooping (SPOILERS)

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I must say, out of all the characters of “How to Get Away with Murder,” Connor is my least favorite.  He’s very arrogant and sly, and I just don’t trust him because of how selfish he is.  “Let’s Get to Scooping” focused on Conor, which I wasn’t too excited about.  But I must say, I’m glad it did.  This episode, we got to see many different sides of Connor.  We saw the usual, manipulative Connor, but also crazy Connor, and scared Connor.  Connor seems to be the only character that’s actually goes crazy during the murder scenes.  Connor isn’t crazy, but this is the only way he knows how to deal with the situation.  This is extremely realistic.  I would expect at least one character to react like this- it’s human nature.  Trying to wrap ones brain around something so atrocious is arduous.  Later in the episode, Connor proved that he wasn’t crazy by breaking down in front of Oliver.  He revealed that he was hopeless and scared.  After this episode, I now appreciate Connor more.  He’s complex and relatable.

My favorite scene in “Let’s Get to Scooping” was the one when Professor Keating removed all her make-up.  It was beautifully done and symbolic.  Keating stripped down to her purist form.  When confronting her husband, Keating was in her most vulnerable state.  It was a powerful scene, and I’m pleased with the directors’ approach.

We finally know where Asher was during Sam’s murder.  We don’t know exactly why he’s not in Professor Keating’s house, but at least we know where he is.  I really want an episode that focuses on Asher.

This is the first episode of “How to Get Away with Murder” that I found to be predictable.  As soon as Wes handed Lila’s phone to Professor Keating, I knew it had something to do with Sam.  The writers led us to the reveal by distracting us with Wes and Keating’s conversation and Keating’s make-up scene, until finally the words came out, “why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?”  We knew Sam was guilty; it was no surprise to us.  Because of this, the ending wasn’t as exciting as the creative team intended it to be.

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