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Have to catch up? Learn our earlier Easy methods to Get Away With Homicide recap right here.

Thursday’s episode of Easy methods to Get Away With Homicide is titled “I’m the Assassin” — however if you happen to thought that meant we’d get readability on no matter’s taking place in these ominous flash-forwards, you’ll be mistaken. If something, the horror that can unfold at Middleton in a couple of months simply acquired extra complicated, now that somebody in Annalise’s circle has (probably) confessed to being a killer.

In the meantime, the newest episode introduced Michaela’s love triangle to a sophisticated deadlock, whereas Annalise contemplated a brand new romance. Oh, and Gov. Birkhead is again, as a result of that mosquito simply can’t appear to get swatted. Let’s break down the occasions of Episode 7:

SUIT UP | Annalise is stunned to study that Tegan and Nate are actually working collectively on a wrongful dying lawsuit for Nate Sr. — however she’s extra shocked to find that Gov. Birkhead is amongst these named within the go well with. Annalise is all too conscious that if the governor will get concerned, the reality about Ronald Miller’s innocence may come out, and that merely can’t occur. Even worse? Bonnie has satisfied Tegan to let her work on the lawsuit, too, so the reality about Miller actually, actually can’t be a factor, like, even slightly bit.

Annalise decides to recruit Frank, who agrees to scare Tegan out of submitting the lawsuit. And he does a very good job of spooking her, too: Tegan will get in her automotive one night time to discover a flash drive taped to her steering wheel, which incorporates paparazzi-esque images of Cora going about her day. Tegan is completely rattled and exhibits the snapshots to Nate and Bonnie, believing to her core that the Castillos are behind this. She’s too involved about Cora’s security to undergo with submitting — however Bonnie, who doesn’t appear completely satisfied that the Castillos took these images of Cora, agrees to file the lawsuit herself.

Later that night time, Bonnie comes house and divulges to Frank that she’s shifting forward with the lawsuit (although Frank was beneath the impression, by way of Annalise, that the go well with had been scrapped). Frank — who I assumed would have had a greater poker face — flinches on the information, and a mischievous-looking Bonnie appears to take his response as affirmation that he’s as much as one thing. Frank tries to speak Bonnie out of it, reminding her of how brutally the Castillos tortured him. However Bonnie is unswayed and asserts that the one method to transfer on from Nate Sr.’s dying is to study the reality about what occurred.

On the finish of the hour, Gov. Birkhead receives a replica of the lawsuit, and she or he asks Xavier Castillo to dig up dust on Bonnie — a activity he then outsources to a colleague who’s been tailing Annalise in Philadelphia. “Ship me the Winterbottom file tonight,” he requests. “No downside,” the colleague replies. And, as is normally the case at 11 pm on a Thursday night time, I’m so apprehensive.

Elsewhere within the episode…

* Gabriel will get to be first chair within the clinic’s newest case, which he hopes to deal with by way of restorative justice, an strategy by which criminals can meet with their victims (or the neighborhood at massive) and try some model of reconciliation by dialog. The case, which entails a faculty taking pictures, is a heavy one — and it appears to convey up a whole lot of previous demons for the Keating 4. Asher, who’s already having a tough time within the wake of all that mama drama, thinks he and his associates ought to speak extra brazenly in regards to the horrible issues they’ve executed and seen, together with no matter occurred on the night time Sam Keating died. (Shockingly, nobody’s actually up for that dialog.)

The restorative justice strategy appears to weigh on Connor’s thoughts, too. On the finish of the hour, he lastly reveals to Oliver that he was “the one who chopped up [Sam’s] physique” — and that leads us to a extremely regarding, Oliver-centric flash ahead. In it, a shell-shocked Oliver stands within the native police station, and Frank tries to usher him out of the constructing, assuring him that “Connor is wise, he’ll be wonderful.” However earlier than the lads can depart the station, Oliver breaks out of Frank’s grasp and runs as much as the authorities, yelling, “I did it! Arrest me! I’m the assassin!” (The one factor that appears clear to me after this scene is that Oliver will not be the assassin, however I most likely shouldn’t assume that each flash ahead is only a purple herring.) (Though it is likely to be!)

* We study that Michaela known as it quits with Gabriel one month in the past, after she and Asher connected. At first, Michaela lies her manner by the break-up, telling Gabriel that she must concentrate on herself and her future as commencement looms. However after a very emotional testimony from Gabriel’s consumer later within the episode, Michaela feels compelled to confess that she cheated on Gabriel — and the reality finally results in a short fistfight between her suitors. Unsurprisingly, neither man will get the woman this time.

* After a lot persuasion, Annalise lastly agrees to a second date with Robert, the lawyer who assisted on a latest Caplan & Gold case and later took Annalise out for ice cream. This time, he invitations Annalise over to his place, the place he’s ready a stunning home-cooked meal… and a aspect of emotional baggage. Robert reveals that his final two relationships ended poorly, and he’s been made to really feel that he isn’t worthy of affection; Annalise, for her half, vaguely alludes to the sexual abuse in her previous, and Robert is sympathetic. It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not Annalise actually desires to become involved with this man — however they do share a romantic sluggish dance earlier than the night is over, and that’s gotta depend for one thing.

And now, I flip it over to you. What did you consider Homicide‘s newest outing? Drop your whole reactions and theories in a remark under!

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