The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

I Don’t Understand You, Annalise (SPOILERS)


Whenever I think the gang is going to get caught, Annalise finds a way to get them out of the situation.  In “What Happened to You, Annalise?,” Annalise botched her testimony, but saved her skin by stating private information Catherine had relayed to her.  In turn, Catherine confessed to shooting Annalise, claiming that she was drugged by Philip.  Not only did this save Annalise, it also decreased the severity of Catherine’s punishment.  I’m always caught of guard when these miracles occur.  The writers are amazing at deceiving us, creating high-tense situations, and then blowing our minds.

There was a heavy focus on Laurel in “What Happened to You, Annalise?”  We saw her at her most vulnerable when she confessed to Frank that she felt responsible for Sinclair’s death since she never called Asher the day his father died.  This thought had never crossed my mind, but I understood why she would think that way.  I sympathized with her.

Annalise is one of the most complex characters I have ever seen on television.  She’s vulnerable, yet stoic.  She’s sympathetic, yet selfish.  She’s hard to pin down, which is both good and bad.  Though, this episode, I just found her confusing.   I couldn’t really tell what was going through her mind.  I didn’t know whether to sympathize with her or not.  I don’t know how I feel about her anymore…

“What Happened to You, Annalise?” was my least favorite episode of “How to Get Away with Murder” to date.  Usually, I’m on the edge of my seat for the duration of the episode, but that wasn’t the case this time.  We didn’t learn any answers, but I also didn’t leave with any more questions.  This episode was just disappointing considering the fact that it was the mid-season return.  Maybe my expectations were too high…

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