‘How to Get Away with Murder’: One of the Wildest Theories About the Show’s Ending Came True

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The collection finale of How to Get Away with Murder aired Thursday on ABC and it was stuffed with a number of twists and turns. One of probably the most outrageous theories urged in regards to the finale, involving the character of Wes Gibbins, got here true. In a current interview, collection creator Pete Nowalk talked about the way it all got here collectively.

Alfred Enoch in 'How to Get Away with Murder'
Alfred Enoch in ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ | Mitch Haaseth by way of Getty Images

A serious idea in regards to the present’s conclusion was true

One main idea that individuals suspected is that Annalise’s funeral was an excessive flash-forward and never within the current day. However, along with this, some additionally anticipate that the individual that many assumed was Wes that seems on the funeral was not Wes, however his son with Laurel Castillo, Christopher.

While it wasn’t a well-liked idea per se, many followers thought that the funeral was not a imaginative and prescient or a set-up however very actual — simply set far, far-off from the current day.

Leading into the funeral, we realized that Annalise was in a position to reside her life to the fullest as a lot as she may and spending time with the those who she cared about probably the most. It is insinuated that she had a relationship with Tegan Price earlier than she handed. Another factor that’s insinuated is that she remained in Laurel’s life and have become a mentor to Christopher.

We aren’t certain of the extent of her relationship with Connor Walsh and Oliver Hampton, it appeared to be adequate the place they’d come to her funeral. But it’s value noting that Christopher didn’t acknowledge them, indicating that she, not less than, hadn’t stored involved with them like that. Michaela, who ended the present-day arc on unhealthy phrases with everybody for not eager to do the fitting factor, doesn’t attend the funeral, which is predicted. She appears to be a profitable decide however it’s insinuated that she could also be lonely and alone, except for her daughters.

Show creator Pete Nowalk explains how this all took place

In an interview with TVLine mentioned that the concept for the finale, the thriller of who killed Annalise, had been put in his head by Davis. However, he didn’t wish to kill the character. They got here up with an thought to kill the character, however on the similar time, give her a “triumphant” ending.

He defined, “It had been planted in my head — I think by Viola — that it would be a great mystery if Annalise was killed and we didn’t know who it was. And I agreed with her. I’d kind of always wondered, “Should Annalise’s murder be the final season?” But I additionally didn’t wish to kill her. I felt like she was such a triumphant character who beat down her issues and fought and persevered. It was actually vital for me that she had a triumphant ending. So the imaginative and prescient that got here to me was that Alfie may play Christopher, so I may have my cake and eat it, too.”

On having Enoch return as Christopher, Nowalk mentioned that this a part of the storyline wasn’t formally set till the actor agreed to return.

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“It wasn’t set in stone until [Enoch] said he would do it,” he mentioned. “And fortunately, he was thrilled to do it. But sure, that was my pitch. That was a method to kill Annalise and likewise keep within the fashion of the present, which is flashing ahead. This is the final flash-forward.”

The remaining season of How to Get Away with Murder will be streamed by way of ABC on-demand. The first 5 seasons will be streamed on Netflix.

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