In this episode, Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), Annelise Keating (Viola Davis), Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil) and Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) dealt with the aftermath of this new development, and together, tried to figure out what their next move was.
However, Wes was finally able to get the truth out of Rebecca, about what really happened to her on the night of Lila Stangard’s (Megan West) murder. Meanwhile, Annelise continued to work hard to help Nate Lahey (Billy Brown) win the case.
Michaela confronted her future mother-in-law and got her to talk about herself and her son, and discovered that Laurel had been hiding something from her all the while. Laurel, unwittingly uncovered the truth of what Frank’s role in Annelise’s firm really was; and Connor discovered a devastating secret.
The episode opened with Lila Stangard (Megan West) being strangled to death on the rooftop of her sorority house by an unknown assailant.
Meanwhile, Annelise Keating (Viola Davis) was barraged with information, as each student told her what they knew from what they had just learned. She then told them to keep quiet, and asked for Wes Gibbins’ (Alfred Enoch) opinion, as he had been silent throughout. He then told her that they were all telling the truth, and that the first confession that Rebecca Sutter (Katie Findlay) had given to police was true, and that Sam Keating (Tom Verica), might have been innocent after all.
Annelise then went to Rebecca, who was bound and gagged with duct tape in Wes’ bathroom, and told her that she would remove the duct tape from her mouth if she didn’t scream or do anything reckless. After agreeing to this, Annelise removed the duct tape from her mouth, only to have Rebecca scream for help, which caused her to gag her again.
Meanwhile, a flashback showed that Lila Stangard (Megan West) had called up Sam on the night she had died, while he was in New Haven to give his lecture at Yale, and told him that she needed to see him. However, as he refused to cancel the lecture, she threatened that she would go to Annelise herself, and expose the affair to her, especially as she was now panicking because she couldn’t convince her boyfriend, Griffin O’Reilly (Lenny Platt) to sleep with her so that she could convince him that the baby was his. This was before she had walked in on Griffin and Rebecca in his room.
In the present day, they brought Rebecca to Annelise’s house, where Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) met up with them. Annelise then instructed Frank to get Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil), whom they currently contact, as she was sleeping with Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry) at that moment. She caught up with them a little bit later, and didn’t bother to lie to Frank about where she had been.
Meanwhile, they unbound and removed the gag on Rebecca, under threat of being tied up in the basement. Afterwards, Annelise instructed each of them to create a case against Rebecca, and to pretend that they were currently in court, prosecuting her.
A flashback then revealed that Lila had gone to Annelise’s house, with the intention of exposing the affair to her, but Bonnie had answered the door, and had chased her away. When Annelise asked who it was, Bonnie just told her that it was just one of Frank’s student admirers.
Back in the present, Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King) and Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza) presented unconvincing arguments, and Wes didn’t even bother preparing an argument against Rebecca. However, they were interrupted by Ms. Sinclair, the new prosecutor in Nate Lahey’s (Billy Brown) case.
Meanwhile, the flashbacks showed that after Lila had walked in on Griffin and Rebecca, she had called Sam up, and told him that she was at the rooftop of her sorority house. As she was talking about running away, Sam reassured her that he was on his way to her.
Back in the present day, Connor told Rebecca that Griffin had called Lila twenty eight times that night, and Rebecca hadn’t called her at all. After she noticed that Connor ignored Oliver’s (Conrand Ricamora) call, she asked him if he trusted him, because she realized that she didn’t trust Wes anymore, and tried to turn Connor against Wes, as she claimed that Wes had probably killed before, and had probably killed his mother, who had killed herself when he was twelve, in the name of “saving” someone.
However, Wes denied this fact, and they established the fact that Sam had been there on the rooftop the night Lila had died. However, they were interrupted by Asher, who was wondering why Connor’s car was in the driveway even if they had no office that day.
Michaela then took her phone away from Rebecca as she had sent a text to someone that read “Eggs 911. Lawyer’s House”. Asher then forced his way inside, only to find that it was empty, as Frank had been able to get them all inside the basement in the nick of time. Downstairs, they covered Rebecca’s mouth, and discovered from Asher’s and Frank’s conversation that Asher was sleeping with Bonnie. Bonnie then managed to get him out of the house, and told him that she wasn’t embarrassed about them being together, but that he had to go for now. After learning that Rebecca had sent a message to someone, Frank bound Rebecca to a chair in the basement, and forced everyone upstairs.
Meanwhile, the flashback showed that Sam had gone to Lila on the rooftop, where he told her that he loved her, and not Annelise.
Back in the present day, Laurel watched Sam’s psychological evaluation of Rebecca, and informed Frank that she knew that one of them did the deed. Afterwards, she asked him if he was going to “take care” of Rebecca for them, which made Frank wonder why Laurel thought of him as a hit man. Michaela then informed them that she was going to see Mrs. Walker (Lynn Whitfield), who had insisted on meeting up with her for lunch.
During the lunch, she learned that Mrs. Walker wanted Michaela and Aiden to push through with the wedding. Tired of pretending, Michaela dropped her accent, and revealed to her that she truly was a Southern girl who just wanted to marry Aiden for his money, and told her that she knew that the only reason why Mrs. Walker was being so nice to her now was because she knew that Aiden was a homosexual, and that would give them a bad reputation. She then told her that she wasn’t going to return the ring, and left.
Back at Annelise’s house, Annelise confronted Rebecca, and told her that they were both at fault for making sweet and innocent Wes grow up too fast, and told her that Wes still loved her very much, and was currently hating himself for bringing them all into this mess. She then told her to tell him the truth. Afterwards, she told Annelise that she didn’t know who killed Lila.
Upstairs, Annelise scolded Wes for pitying himself, and told him to “man up” and force Rebecca to tell him the truth of what had happened that night. Wes then went down, and finally, Rebecca told him the truth. She told him that she had come home soaking wet that night because she had discovered Lila’s body in the water tank. However, she panicked when she heard other people coming up because she knew that they would blame her, and that no one would believe her. So she hid inside the water tank, with Lila inside. When she had come home at 2:46 AM, Rudy Walters (Jack Mikesell) had seen her dripping wet, and asked her if she and Lila were alright. He had known Lila’s name as the apartment walls were really thin. Since she was scared of him being an eyewitness, she gave him some drugs to send him over the edge so that she could have him taken away.
Afterwards, Wes told the others everything, and told them that he believed her. Annelise then told them that none of them had convinced her that Rebecca did it, and told them that there was no such thing as truth in the courthouse as the one who won was the one who told the most convincing story. Bonnie then interrupted them as Nate had been calling Annelise on her phone. Annelise then met up with Nate, who couldn’t understand why Annelsie was testifying for the defense, even though she was trying to help him win. She then told him to trust her, and to call the number that she had given him. Because of this, he decided to call the lawyer up.
When she returned to her house, Laurel told her that they were going to try to pin the murder of Sam on Rebecca, but she told him that it wouldn’t work. She then decided to let Rebecca go, and went down to tell Rebecca not to go to the police because they had no more right to hold her against her will. Laurel then begged Frank for help, but Bonnie told her not to put in on him, and told them that they have been trying to clean up their mess. She said that she didn’t even understand why Annelise kept on protecting them.
They were then interrupted by Annelise calling Rebecca’s name. When they went down to the basement, they discovered that Rebecca was gone. Outside, each of them told her that they didn’t do it, while Wes stared incoherently at Rebecca’s empty chair.
Later that night, Annelsie discovered Wes on her staircase, and comforted him after he told her that he didn’t let her lose, and told her that everything had been his fault. She then reassured him that she was going to take care of everything, and told him that it would be best if they kept on telling themselves that Sam had killed Lila, because it made sense.
Meanwhile, Connor went to Oliver’s apartment to discover that Oliver had been crying in bed, and he discovered that Oliver had tested positive for HIV. Meanwhile, Ms. Sinclair dropped by Asher’s place to ask some questions about Annelise.
Michaela, who went with Laurel to a bar, was surprised to discover that Laurel had her real engagement ring the entire time, as she had discovered it in Connor’s car the night that they had murdered Sam, and had held on to it because she knew that if she held on to it, Michaela wouldn’t turn on them and tell the police about what had happened that night.
Meanwhile, a flashback close to the time of Lila’s death showed that Sam had been on the rooftop and that he told her that he loved her and not Annelise. He further told her that he was going to break up with Annelise and asked her to wait for his call. He then went to a pay phone and told the person on the other line that since that person owed him, he would have to do what they had talked about.
Lila, who was waiting for Sam was then grabbed from behind by a man and was strangled to death. As the camera angled changed, it was revealed that Frank had strangled Lila, and dumped her in the water tank, where Rebecca had found her, after discovering her cellphone on the rooftop floor.
Back in the present day, after Wes had left the house, Annelise went down to the basement and asked Frank if he did it. However, he denied it and asked her if she had done it. After she refused to have done it, Frank asked her what they were going to do next as they both stared at Rebecca’s lifeless body on the floor, hidden behind some boxes.
And that was all for the recap on “How To Get Away With Murder” Season 1 Episode 15 “It’s All My Fault”. For more news, spoilers, updates and recaps on “How To Get Away With Murder” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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