'How to Get Away with Murder' Season Finale – Sudden Death and Major Plot Twist

Joe Akins
May 16, 2020
02:00 P.M.

The ABC crime drama series "How to Get Away With Murder" was wrapped up in a thrilling season finale that was packed with a lot of twists and shocking deaths.


"How to Get Away With Murder" is am American television crime drama series that premiered on September 24, 2014, and was concluded after six seasons on May 14, 2020.

The ABC series created by Pete Norwalk garnered millions of fans throughout its six-year run. The show follows the life of Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), a law professor who, along with her five students, becomes entangled in a series of murders.

Viola Davis sits in an office as she plays Annalise Keating on "How To Get Away with Murder," on 18 December 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Viola Davis sits in an office as she plays Annalise Keating on "How To Get Away with Murder," on 18 December 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Going into the season finale fans had a lot of questions which they believed would be answered in the final episode of the show. Prime among those questions was the fate of Annalise Keating, who was on trial for a series of murders.

On the day of her closing argument, Annalise Keating gives a powerful speech in which she "unmasks herself" and describes herself as a survivor who has had to deal with a lot of challenges, including being abused by her uncle as a teenager. She concludes the speech, with strong words:


"Am I a bad person? Well, my mask is off, so I'm going to say yes."


While the Jury deliberates on her case, Teagan admits to Annalise that she is in love with her, which has been evident through the season. The next scene sees the verdict delivered by the judge and embattled professor is declared not guilty of all the murders, much to the delight of her team. The team consists of her mom, Teagan, Bonnie, and Laurel, who would have gone to prison had the verdict been contrary.

In the final scene, Laurel's son describes Annalise as his mentor.


At this point, fans who might have been thinking there would be smooth sailing from then were in for a rude awakening. Frank, who discovered in the previous episode that he was born from the incestuous relationship of Sam and his sister Hannah in a bid to redeem the situation shot and killed the corrupt Governor.

Bonnie tried to stop him, but the lovebirds are killed in the crossfire. Sharing his view about the tragic death of the pair, Pete Norwalk said:

"She and Frank really did truly love each other. There was something very Romeo and Juliet about them dying together."


Other notable twists in the show include Connor serving Oliver with divorce papers before heading off to prison. Mikaela was also left in the cold by her law school friends, who felt betrayed by her actions.

At the burial, Connor and Oliver had reunited, and the young man many fans were made to believe is Wes, was unveiled as the son of Laurel. In the final scene, Laurel's son describes Annalise as his mentor as he teaches students the same class Annalise taught her students for many years "How to Get Away With Murder."

The season finale was packed with many twists, which surprised many of the show's cast. But most of the cast were happy to see the return of Wes in the season finale.

Viola Davis, who is the lead cast, earned critical acclaim for her role in the hit series and became the first African-American woman to win a lead actress in a drama Emmy during the show's first season.

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