Exploring the art of storytelling.
“It’s Time to Move On” opened with a close up shot of Rebecca’s face. She was begging for mercy as her mouth was taped shut. A plastic bag was put over her head, suffocating her. In the background, we heard Annalise speak to her class. “Statistically, if you’re going to be murdered, your killer will be someone you know: an acquaintance, a friend, a family member, your lover,” she said. Right after Annalise said that word “lover,” the shot immediately changed to one of Wes riding his bike. This was a great way to open the season. We saw how Rebecca was murdered, but not who did it. Annalise’s line reminded us that the killer is a character we already know. And the transition to a shot of Wes immediately made me suspicious of him. This was beautifully done.
Rebecca’s killer was revealed about halfway through the episode. I was not expecting it to be Bonnie. I had a list of possible killers, but she was completely off my radar. And now I’m even more confused about Bonnie than ever before. I can’t wait to learn more about her this season.
“It’s Time to Move On” had a jaw dropping ending. It came full circle as we heard Annalise repeat the line, “Statistically, if you’re going to be murdered, your killer will be someone you know: an acquaintance, a friend, a family member, your lover.” Only this time, the visual was different. We were two months in the future (indicating another time jump like last season). After Annalise said “someone you know,” we saw Wes running away from a house. The camera then zoomed into the house. After Annalise said “lover,” we saw Annalise lying on the ground bleeding. Did Wes try to kill Annalise? We all know that Annalise and Wes have a unique relationship, and I’m eager to explore that more this season, especially if he could have harmed her.