Although it was a scary turn of events that occurred in the winter finale of “How to Get Away with Murder,” Prof. Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) seems to be alive and well. Bonnie is again right by her side, aiding her back to health in the winter premiere, titled, “What Happened To You, Annalise?”
The intimidating lawyer can’t even walk up her own stairs, but she is determined to get back to her old habits. Immediately after Bonnie tells Annalise the details about her prescription medication, the attorney doesn’t consider resting her body at all.
“I didn’t go through all of this to not testify,” she tells Bonnie (Liza Weil) about a hearing the next day. The court appearance in question, is to pin all of the group’s woes from the night Annalise was shot on Catherine Hapstall (Amy Okuda).
To jog your memory, Asher (Matt McGorry) murdered A.D.A. Emily Sinclair (Sarah Burns) and in order to protect her students again, she makes a false call to police about Catherine.
In order to make the story seem as convincing as possible, Annalise taunts Wes with Rebecca’s (Katie Findlay) murder so that she can appear injured when the police arrive. What she didn’t expect was for Wes (Alfred Enoch) to get so angry at the news that he would nearly kill her.
Despite her present circumstances, Annalise is still putting her students first. In fact, she sets her own mental health struggles to the side to ensure Wes’s safety yet again by testifying in court. Annalise not only ruins the case when she appears confused and unwell on the stand, she also risks her career by breaching the attorney-client privilege agreement that she had with Catherine.
Not to mention, Annalise is suffering from extreme hallucinations. Her past is catching up with her and Wes’ mother makes recurring flashback appearances. More news on Wes’ mother is still to come, along with Asher’s acceptance of his father’s untimely demise.
“How to Get Away with Murder” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.