‘How to Get Away With Murder’: Is Annalise Keating the Mastermind or a Martyr?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Annalise Keating

In How to Get Away With Murder Season 6, prosecutors charged Annalise Keating with a number of counts of homicide and different conspiracy prices stemming from her late husband’s dying. The prices got here as a result of Connor Walsh and Michaela Pratt’s agreed testimony in opposition to their former legislation professor.

Many followers hate the Keating 2 for taking the deal and turning on Annalise, somebody who solely tried to assist them. Others don’t blame the legislation college students as they imagine the lawyer is the “ringleader” and responsible of the fees pressed in opposition to her.

Annalise Keating
Annalise Keating | Ali Goldstein

Annalise Keating charged with a number of murders

The FBI arrested Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), and later, Oliver Hampton (Conrad Ricamora), for the homicide of their friend and informant, Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry). At a bail listening to, the prosecutors launched Oliver, who spontaneously confessed on the hospital.

However, they threatened Connor and Michaela with a life sentence in jail until they testified in opposition to their former professor, Annalise Keating (Viola Davis).

The two took the immunity deal, and the authorities instantly arrested the lawyer, who fled to Mexico beneath the pretend identify, Justine. Initially, the prosecutors charged Annalise with possessing false documentation and falsifying her passport.

However, with the assistance of her new co-counsel, Tegan Price (Amirah Vann), they came upon the prosecution supposed to cost her with every little thing since her late husband’s dying, together with the murders of him, Emily Sinclair, Rebecca Sutter, and witness intimidation of Simon Drake.

Because they’re charging her with Sam’s homicide, she knew Michaela and Connor flipped.

Some suppose Annalise Keating is the mastermind behind every little thing

Even although the esteemed lawyer didn’t pull the set off herself, many followers imagine she needs to be held accountable for the a number of murders as she’s the “ringleader” of the crew.

Additionally, they don’t suppose she deserves the sympathy of followers as a result of she framed Nate Lahey (Billy Brown) for Sam’s homicide. One consumer listed all the felony issues Annalise has carried out, together with “destroying evidence that would exonerate her client to protect her husband in a murder case.”

The lawyer additionally “secretly masterminded the cover-up of Sam’s murder” and forbid Michaela and Connor from involving the authorities. Additionally, she lined up a number of different murders and has “multiple instances of obstruction and witness tampering.”

Another fan insists that Annalise “drew” the Keating 5 members “into her web” and solely did issues for her personal profit. The esteemed lawyer additionally abruptly left everybody to flee to Mexico beneath a special identify.

Finally, one viewer identified that Annalise “allied herself with the two with the highest body count,” and an individual doesn’t should kill to “face a charge of criminal conspiracy murder” akin to Charlie Manson.

Many imagine Annalise Keating is being handled unfairly

On the opposite hand, many followers imagine Annalise is being mistreated as she’s one of many solely characters on the present who haven’t killed anybody. Additionally, they really feel as Michaela and Connor are “ungrateful” as a result of the esteemed lawyer has helped them get out of messes they created, and now they’re turning on her.

Another fan claims Annalise is the “least guilty” and thinks every little thing began due to her want to “protect” Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch). They additionally imagine the youngsters “owe her, for protecting them by any means necessary” as everybody would have been in jail by the tip of Season 1.

Instead, Connor and Michaela are keen to perjure themselves and admit to murders they’d no half in solely to get Annalise behind bars. While either side can agree that the lawyer has “blood on her hands” to some extent, many don’t suppose it’s truthful that she’s dealing with a lifetime in jail for murders she didn’t commit.

Additionally, it’s much more hurtful for some that two folks Annalise tried to guard are turning on her to avoid wasting themselves. How to Get Away With Murder airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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