Finally, after spending the first half of the season lurking in the shadows and running from Annalise (Viola Davis), Frank (Charlie Weber) is back in Philadelphia at last.
After framing Mahoney’s son for the murder Frank committed, he shows up at Laurel’s (Karla Souza) place just in time to hear her say those three little words to Wes. Oops. Say what you want about this murderous, slightly unhinged man, he certainly knows how to make an entrance.
Laurel’s about to be caught between a rock and a hard place, having to juggle whether to let Frank back in her life, how to protect Wes, and how Annalise factors into all of this.
However, it’s pretty safe to say that Laurel’s romantic interest in Frank at this point is almost nonexistent. “She’s expressed to him on numerous occasions that she does not want to be with him,” Weber says. “I don’t know if he can accept that.”
If it weren’t for all the murder victims and secrets involved in their love affair, that kind of devotion would almost be romantic. Still, whether or not these two can find a way to exist in the same inner circle together again is entirely up to Laurel, according to Weber.
“Frank begs people to love him, and they either do or they don’t,” he says. “I really don’t know if they have a future because that would more be up to Laurel than Frank in a lot of ways.”
As much as we love the push and pull of Frank and Laurel’s love story, the reunion we’re most anticipating is with Annalise.
“There’s so much history there,” Weber says. “It’s what started this whole thing. Me and how she lost her baby and then ten years later I killed [Mahoney] and now we’ve framed his son.”
There’s been so much bad blood between those two — a stillborn baby, a dead husband and two murders, to name a few — and we’re still not entirely convinced that the man she had trailing him earlier this year wasn’t a hitman. It seems pretty impossible that Frank and Annalise could ever reunite without bloodshed.
“How to Get Away With Murder” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.