How to Get Away with Murder Season 6 Episode 5 Review: We're All Gonna Die

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Frank really does have nine lives. 

The man was beaten, tortured, and left for dead on How to Get Away with Murder Season 6 Episode 5, and he still managed to try and flip Bonnie against Annalise. 

It truly is amazing how much this group doesn't trust one another. 

Looking Back - How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Episode 5

Distrust was running rampant amongst everyone, with Connor and Oliver struggling, and Michaela second-guessing her father. 

Plus, there's the whole implication that Annalise had something to do with Laurel's disappearance. 

As ominous as the ending of How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Episode 4 was, it never felt like Frank was going to die. It just didn't fit with the tone of the episode to have Frank die in this fashion. 

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All the major deaths, for the most part, have been built up. And having Frank, a character who's been there from the beginning, being beaten up mostly off camera and die from his injuries, just doesn't fit the MO of this show. 

Michaela Accepts an Offer - How to Get Away with Murder

The flashbacks to Frank and Xavier's encounter were pretty informative, as they're pushing this narrative of Laurel being the big bad one all along. 

It remains to be seen if that's true, but it would go down at the biggest shocker of the series if all roads eventually lead back to Laurel being the mastermind of so many things that got so many people killed. 

Frank: You finished, or you gonna kill me?
Xavier: Last thing I wanna do is hurt you, Frank.
Frank: Cuz you know the FEDs are on your ass.
Xavier: No, because you're the only guy smart enough to help me find my sister.
Frank: I'll kill you before I ever let you see Laurel again.

Annalise's mysterious bank account came into play once Xavier tried to convince Frank that Annalise and Laurel were in cahoots, and the money proved that. 

Sad Michaela - How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Episode 5

Annalise has seemed pretty nonchalant about Laurel's disappearance, but then again, everyone has. The consensus seems to be that everyone feels Laurel and Christopher are alive, so they're content to move forward with their lives. 

You could tell that Bonnie wanted to believe Annalise more than anything, but her brain was truly at odds. 

Annalise and Bonnie have come a very long way, and they're in a good enough place now where Annalise was able to reason with Bonnie. And she made pretty valid points. 

Father & Daughter - How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Episode 5

Fracturing this group from the inside out may ultimately be the only way to bring them down. And it wouldn't take a whole lot. 

The lies never stop with these people, and with all the heat on them, catching someone in the wrong lie at the right moment, could be enough to bring everything down. 

And it could be the thing that leaves someone dead in Asher and Gabriel's apartment. 

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Much like Annalise's house was in earlier seasons, that apartment building has become an honorary cast member at this point. 

The flashforward gave us more information than the past two combined, as it's now clear where the murder took place and another possible victim was crossed off the list. 

Tegan's arrival proves she wasn't the FBI informant, which means Nate's hunch about her is probably incorrect. 

Can Tegan be a bit shady at times? Yes. But so can literally every single person on this show. 

The way she was sobbing on the ground after Cora left looked like a woman who was defeated. It did not look like a woman who had just hired Xavier Castillo to beat Frank to within an inch of his life. 

Solomon Vick - How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Episode 5

While Frank was defying all the doctors in that hospital, Michaela was bonding with Solomon in the way that Michaela bonds. 

She was grilling him for information, asserting herself in all situations and walking away with the one thing she thought she coveted the most. 

There's something about Solomon that feels fishy, and it goes beyond whatever weird arrangement he has with Annalise. 

A man of his stature and influence could have done much more for Michaela over the years. And he's only doing something now because Michaela confronted him.

Looking Across The Bar - How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Episode 5

There is not a thing about him that seems genuine, and if the blank check was supposed to be seen as some kind of sweet gesture, it missed the mark. 

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Michaela put up a facade and acted like she didn't care, but getting to know Solomon was the only thing she wanted out of their new business arrangement. And when things didn't go as she hoped, she hightailed it out of there. 

Between Michaela and her father, and now Asher reuniting with his sister and mother, it feels like How To Get Away With Murder gods are setting all of this up to coincide with the bigger picture. 

With only a handful of episodes to go, it's the only thing that makes any sense. 

Otherwise, why bring in all these superfluous characters if they mean nothing to the central plot? 

The picture is murky right now, but in due time everything will come together. It has to. 

Everything Else You Need To Know 

  • I know Nate fancies himself this great detective, but what exactly is he going to with Cora? 
  • Annalise needs to accept that date proposal from Robert! He's smart, funny, witty, attractive, and persistent. He has all the makings of a keeper. 
  • It's nice that Frank has finally managed to let Laurel go after all this time and embrace his love for Bonnie, but is it ever romantic to come to that sort of epiphany only after you nearly die?
Stoic Michaela - How To Get Away With Murder Season 6 Episode 5
  • Gabriel used his time alone with Annalise to ask about Michaela, which again seems to disprove a lot of theories that he's using her. He seems to have feelings for her, and Michaela is very clearly not as interested. So basically, this is going to end well. 
  • Asher's sister was a pistol, just like her brother. But she doesn't know who her brother is anymore. Though, she wasn't wrong about his sad eyes. 
  • Oliver and Connor fighting stinks, but Oliver thought he was doing the right thing and if there's anyone that should understand that, it's Connor. 

Okay, guys, we're continuing to inch closer and closer to getting some answers as to which FBI informant is dead on graduation night!

With the new information about Tegan and the location, who do you think was murdered?

Where do you think Laurel is?

What's next for Frank and Bonnie? And do you even care?

Drop me a line down below and let me know all your thoughts! And remember you can watch How to Get Away with Murder online anytime via TV Fanatic!

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How to Get Away with Murder Season 6 Episode 5 Quotes

Solomon: You think I'd choose to have my own daughter be raised by someone else?
Michaela: You did choose that.

Frank: You finished, or you gonna kill me?
Xavier: Last thing I wanna do is hurt you, Frank.
Frank: Cuz you know the FEDs are on your ass.
Xavier: No, because you're the only guy smart enough to help me find my sister.
Frank: I'll kill you before I ever let you see Laurel again.