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TV Review: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: Season 2, Episode 13: Something Bad Happened [ABC]

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ABC‘s How To Get Away With Murder Something Bad Happened TV Show Review. How To Get Away With Murder: Season 2, Episode 13: Something Bad Happened escalates the already volatile situation facing the Keating Five.

The group appears to be trapped at the start of the episode. Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) conclusion that their blackmailer was bluffing about turning sensitive video of them over to the police turned out to be completely wrong, with their antagonist stalking and recording more footage of them seemingly at will. Making the most of these precarious circumstances, Annalise offers to turn over the footage to the authorities herself in exchange for immunity for her and her students. Her back and forth with the Assistant District Attorney over the terms of her cooperation is one of the highlights of the episode, with her expertly standing her ground and finally blackmailing him to give in to her demands after he tries to search her house without a warrant.

The anxiety hanging over the Keating Five is put to effective use as well. The very real possibility that Philip Jessup is back and could kill them at any moment informs their behavior the entire episode, with Michaela (Aja Naomi King), Laurel (Karla Souza), Connor (Jack Falahee), and his boyfriend Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) all staying at a dinosaur suit-clad Asher’s (Matt McGorry) place to evade the vengeful serial murderer. Tension still remains between them, as seen when Michaela suggests Connor won’t be able to transfer to Stanford, but the crisis they are attempting to weather keeps them together.

The only person who isn’t worried about Philip is Wes (Alfred Enoch), and that’s because he’s too preoccupied with putting together what happened the day his mother Rose (Kelsey Scott) died. Upset by Annalise’s secretiveness and outright dishonesty over the case Rose was involved with and her relationship with her, he decides to go to Eve Rothlow (Famke Janssen), an ICE operative who took Rose into custody and was once Annalise’s lover. While it seems (for the moment anyway) that Wes did not kill his mother, viewers can only speculate what Rothlow will reveal to Wes in the next episode of How To Get Away With Murder.

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