The minutes and hours are counting down until tonight’s highly-anticipated answer to #WhoKilledSam on ABC’s riveting drama “How to Get Away with Murder.” Lots of theories are floating around and in a Nov. 20 Eonline interview Jack Falahee (Connor) admitted he was “surprised” by who the killer actually is.
“The writers did a pretty killer—sorry about that pun there!–job of piecing it together and yeah, I was surprised,” said Falahee. “The drag is I really want to give my theory but I don’t know if I ever will be able to just because of the nature of the show and how it’s written. I have a really good theory and no one will ever know! But I was surprised and I think the fans are going to be on the edge of their seats, truthfully.” Oh boy, what does this mean?
Falahee also pointed out that Connor visits his ex, Oliver (Conrad Ricamora), on the fatal night in question. He addressed the fact that maybe he is trying to use Oliver as a potentially alibi. At this point, the Keating 5 are all wound up in a terrible mess. When bad things happen, people often react irrationally. As to Connor and Oliver’s future as a couple, Falahee teased a “rocky road ahead.”
“How to Get Away with Murder” continues to garner huge critical acclaim and awesome ratings. The whole flash-forward, flashback technique is so riveting. Viewers are drawn helplessly into this web and the killer’s identity is absolutely maddening. Of course, Rebecca (Katie Findlay) looks like the most likely suspect, given she’s fighting for her life and she could be pay a price for a murder that Sam actually committed. But, Rebecca is just too obvious; so much so that it would be a shocker at this point if she actually did it.
Annalise (Viola Davis) herself is another great potential suspect. Her husband betrayed her. She could’ve flown off in an angry rage and snapped, so to speak. And, her loyal students are trying to help her cover the crime.
Here’s an unexpected suspect to consider: Wes (Alfred Enoch). Wes has been so seemingly calm and together. Almost to a scary level. In a Nov. 18 TVLine report series creator Peter Nowalk teased that Wes’ reveal that his mom committed suicide is very important and informs who he is. He said, “That was a big bomb. It was buried in a bunch of information that was not significant, and it explains a lot of Wes’ behavior; it explains that he has a deep sadness, loneliness. It maybe explains a little of his ‘damsel-in-distress-rescue syndrome,’ too.” He also urged viewers to “pay attention.”
Could living in the aftermath of his mother’s tragic death have influenced Wes’ actions on “murder night?” Here’s one possible scenario: Sam tries to attack or kill Rebecca because he discovers she is trying to take him down for Lila’s murder (and maybe he did kill Lila, by the way). So, maybe Sam attempts to permanently silence Rebecca and Wes jumps in to save her. There could be a potential struggle that ultimately results in Sam’s accidental death.
That’s another thing. Odds are that whoever killed Sam did it accidentally and not intentionally. Here’s another mind-blowing consideration: What if Sam falls during a struggle, hits his head and kills himself? That could explain why Rebecca is bathed in blood. Maybe she getscaught in the crossfire and because she’s already on trial for murder, reporting a potential lethal “accident” would be extremely bad for her case, especially if the victim’s blood is all over her.
The #WhoKilledSam mystery will be solved in just a few hours. Fans should probably brace themselves for seismic shock waves because nobody delivers jaw-dropping, heart-pounding revelations than Shondaland. “Scandal” is living proof of that and “How to Get Away with Murder” is definitely following in its lightning quick dramatic footsteps.
“How to Get Away with Murder” airs on ABC on Thursdays at 9 pm ET during #TGIT Thursdays with “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”