If you forgot to set your DVR or stayed out too late dancing Thursday night, it’s okay. We got you! This week’s episode of HTGAWM was filled with some weirdo moments, the kind that had you either scratching your head or hitting rewind on your DVR.
Here’s a play by play of the best of the weird.
1. Annalise Pimp-Slapped Her Client
She slapped him in the courthouse. It was fast, raw, and deserved. It was the come-to-Jesus moment the serial-murderer needed. Annalise had brokered a plea deal for him, after he confessed to killing one woman while being tried for killing another one, and he had the nerve to complain: You said you’d get me off!
Yeah, it was assault, but she didn’t bat an eye. Besides, who was gonna tell?
2. “Mich-Asher” Went Public
Yep, Michaela and Asher are a couple, and yes, now the whole gang knows it, including Bonnie. (Awkward.) Ebony and Ivory are together, but they sound like fingers on a chalkboard. It won’t last. It’s just as awkward as Asher’s dance moves and zany sense of humor. It’s as weird as a Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate, and as ill-fitting as D.T.’s toupee or Clinton’s mono-colored pant suits. While it’s nice to see a black woman getting some lovin’ from a white guy on network TV, this particular pairing is all kinds of bad, and I ain’t here for none. of. it.
3. Wes’s Girlfriend Played Herself
We all know that girl (or guy) who refuses to believe that she is the shadow girlfriend, the #2 girl who sits in the shadow of the #1 girl who is truly loved. Well, Meggy is Wes’s shadow girlfriend; she’s stuck in Laurel’s shadow, and she knows it. She confronts Wes about it, but he pleads platonic, and she melts like butter onto the bed. I’m having a Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost moment like, “Meggy you in danger, girl!” Emotional danger. You know he loves Laurel. You said it yourself, “I see the look in your eye when she calls.” You. are. playing. yo’ self.
4. Laurel Made a Deal with the Devil
Laurel’s dad’s greeting cut right to the chase: “Is this a social visit, or are you just hear to find your boyfriend?” She was there just to get the whereabouts of her boo, (who happened to finally call her, btw, claiming that he and Annalise are now even). Prior to this visit, though, all we knew was that Laurel’s dad was a “very bad man.” But isn’t Frank a “very bad man” too? Isn’t he a hitman? What makes her dad worse than Frank? Do I even want to know?
Well, her father gave her Frank’s location (‘cause he taps people phones illegally), but only after Laurel reluctantly signed a document for him. Now, she’s mixed up in her father’s “very bad” business. How? We don’t know yet, but this could be the beginning of a like father, like daughter story line…
5. Annalise Got Arrested
Did you hear that? Can you hear me now? Annalise got arrested for murder, but not before she handed Oliver a cell phone, begging him to erase its contents. The po' po' cuffed her, took her to the station, and snapped her mugshot. (But might I add that her make-up was banging, and that the photo was poppin’?) I mean, if you’re gonna take a mug-shot—one that will undoubtedly be splashed across newspapers and the internet—make it a good one. Smile and smize like Tyra Banks, ‘cause you might go viral. Just ask Jeremy Meeks.
Who got murdered? We don’t know yet, but we know that it wasn’t Oliver or Bonnie.
6. Michaela Set it Off
It’s no understatement to say that Michaela kinda lost if when she learned that her ex-fiancé was engaged to another woman. Seeing the pics in the society pages pushed her to madness: She stole $20k from Annalise’s serial-killer client, and then lost it all in Atlantic City during a gambling spree with Asher, Connor, and Oliver. Don’t worry, the fast talking, always-negotiating Ms. Pratt got the money back by pawning her engagement ring. (Yep, she still had it…)
7. Nate Kept it On - Why?
This week, Naked Nate reminded us why vests are so passé: I mean, do you really need to wear a vest if you aren’t wearing a shirt? Do your perfect pecs really need protection? If so, from what? The whole Nate-wearing-a-jogging-vest-but-no-shirt-underneath thing was kinda weird, like they were trying to not have him be completely shirtless for the third week in a row, so they made a compromise… but a vest? And the baby oil slathered on his chest that was supposed to be sweat from a long run? Producers, you’re fooling no one, and we don’t want to be fooled. Just show us his chest already.
Want more? Tune in Friday for the next recap.