Despite not being the person under the sheet on "How to Get Away with Murder," Michaela (Aja Naomi King) is having a rough night to say the least.

For whatever reason, her mother has come to town for a visit, which is maybe why she's been so out of the loop as Laurel (Karla Souza), Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) and Bonnie (Liza Weil) preoccupy themselves with Annalise's (Viola Davis) burning house and the dead body inside.

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In a sneak peek of Thursday's (Oct. 27) episode, Michaela is frantic about Asher's (Matt McGorry) whereabouts, but it might be too late for him considering we now know the house fire victim is male. Still, that's no reason to snap at your mom.

To be fair to Michaela, we've got a feeling her tense conversation with her adoptive mother -- who's from the deep south -- is about more than just stress and anxiety. You don't keep your family and your background a secret and completely change your accent if you're not hiding a deep dark secret about your past.

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We're eager to find out how and why this little parental visit came about, and more importantly, what caused the clear rift between Michaela and the woman who raised her?

Whatever her tragic past may be, it will have to take a backseat to the drama of her present, as her relationship with Asher takes a turn in both the flash forwards and flashbacks.

"How to Get Away with Murder" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Posted by:Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay MacDonald is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter with an affinity for CW superheroes. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a major in Media Studies and a borderline unhealthy obsession with TV in 2012. She would much rather spend the day binge-watching ‘The Flash’ or sorting ‘Game of Thrones’ characters into Hogwarts houses than venturing outdoors. TV words to live by: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”