How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 11 Review: Be the Martyr

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So, there are a lot of things going on right now. 

All season it has seemed like there were many things at play, but it's suddenly starting to feel a little bit overwhelming.

In How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 11 we had not only continued movement on the whole Miller was a rat theory, but we also got reintroduced to Emmett's misconduct case (snooze) and a very downtrodden Bonnie. 

There's also that whole thing of Nate simultaneously losing it and still coming up with quality coverup schemes to discuss. 

Emmett Crawford - How To Get Away With Murder Season 1 Episode 11

Let's start with Nate, who is on a crusade to assuage his guilt and keep himself out of prison. 

Once Nate listened to the voicemail between Miller and the warden, you would think he would have started to question whether or not he may have gotten everything wrong. But something else happened instead.

Nate was galvanized even more to prove that Miller was indeed the man who helped get his father killed. 

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At this point, we the audience know Miller was at least partially shady due to his connection with Gabriel, so it's easy for us to see Nate's perspective. But that doesn't make it easier to watch.

Nate is grieving, manipulating, and spiraling all at once. And it's a wonder he's able to keep his head above water at this point. 

Ready To Go - How To Get Away With Murder Season 5 Episode 11

The craziest part of all this is that he's doing it alone. 

Annalise was off trying to make sure Bonnie wasn't hurting herself and also trying to help Emmett with his case. 

Of all the plots swirling around this episode, the Emmett one was the least interesting. It had to get explored because it's been teased for quite some time now. But the best part of the story was that it was wrapped up in one hour. 

It's beginning to feel like there's something brewing between Annalise and Emmett whether we like it or not.

One thing about How to Get Away with Murder is it's defined by death. And with death comes sadness and rage and that never leaves a lot of time for love and romance. 

It's hard to imagine Annalise and Emmett having an epic romance because that's just not what happens in the world of How To Get Away With Murder. 

A Moment - How To Get Away With Murder Season 5 Episode 11

While Nate was out on the pavement tracking down evidence and Annalise was in the office, Bonnie was continuing to break down. 

We've seen Bonnie kill on more than one occasion, but I don't remember ever seeing her so shellshocked. 

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When she was sitting in her car, replaying her history with Miller, it was sad to watch. Even if he ends up being every bit as terrible as Nate is setting out to prove him to be, he was still a person that Bonnie loved. 

And speaking of sad to watch, Frank's face, when he opened the curtain of the bathtub, was devastating. Through all the lies and murder and deception, these people are family. 

I've never really cared much for the idea of Bonnie and Frank as a couple, but the last few episodes I've seen a very tender side of their relationship that I've never seen before.

There's a spark there just under the surface.

Working Together - How To Get Away With Murder Season 5 Episode 11

But like Annalise and Emmett, is there ever time for these things to get explored?

Now let's get to Gabriel, who is still sulking around trying to do whatever it is he's trying to do.

At this point, everyone knows who he is, Miller is missing, and he's getting questioned by the FBI; why is he still interjecting himself into law school stuff?

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The connection between Miller and Gabriel came into focus a little clearer, but it still hasn't been entirely defined. For starters, how did these two link up? 

We know Miller was aware of Gabriel's true identity, but how? There may be more questions now than before we knew his identity.

Turning the Tables - Tall - How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 11

But one thing is for sure, Gabriel knows a lot more than he's letting on.

And it's beneficial for Annalise and the whole team to appease him because the last thing they need is the FBI to start sniffing around.

The amount of bodies they could uncover is frightening. 

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  • Laurel's anger at Bonnie; justified? Or misplaced anger? 
  • Tegan is starting to make me nervous. She's been pretty quiet all season, her connection to the FBI agent is undoubtedly going to come back to bite someone in the end. 
  • Nate's idea to pin everything on the governor is going too well for my liking. There is just no way this will all work out seamlessly. And I'm becoming increasingly concerned that we may lose a major player by the end of the season. 

Okay guys, now it's your turn to tell me what you thought! 

How do you think Miller and Gabriel connected? 

What is Tegan up to with the FBI agent? Were you bored with the Emmett storyline or intrigued?

As always, leave your comments down below so we can discuss everything and make sure to watch How to Get Away with Murder online, so you're not left behind!

Be the Martyr Review

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How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 11 Quotes

I ain't the bad guy here. He is.


Nate: Fine. Y'all want proof? I'll go get it.
Annalise: Stop.
Nate: I didn't kill an innocent man.