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TV Review: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: Season 3, Episode 1: We’re Good People Now [ABC]

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How To Get Away With Murder We’re Good People Now Review

How To Get Away With Murder: Season 3, Episode 1: We’re Good People Now forces viewers, like its characters, to revisit the madness of last season.

Picking up months after the killing of Wallace Mahoney (Adam Arkin) and the disappearance of Frank (Charlie Weber), we see that the Keating 5 have done something that we would never expect them to: move on. Annalise (Viola Davis) has continued her duties as their professor and the individual members of the group try to keep abreast of their studies like any normal student would. Sure, they have witnessed and done things that would break most of their peers, to say nothing of most people, but like the episode’s title says, they’re good people now, so none of that matters now.

At least, that’s what they’ve convinced themselves of: Asher (Matt McGorry) is destitute and forced to work as an RA to pay for his college tuition, a direct consequence of alienating his mother after working against his father on Annalise’s behalf and driving him to an untimely death. Wes (Alfred Enoch) tries to bury his curiosity about the possibility of Mahoney being his biological father by devoting himself to his studies and his new girlfriend Meggy (Corbin Reid). Laurel (Karla Souza), try as she might, finds herself leaving Frank messages on his phone long after he left her behind. Even Annalise, who is uncharacteristically trying to keep a low profile as part of her return to normalcy, regularly texts an unknown recipient on a secret phone to track her missing assistant down.

Unfortunately for them, they’re not the only ones who know about what they did last season, as they see on the first day of class when Annalise pulls down a screen to begin her lesson. Everyone is shocked to see what looks like a mugshot of Annalise captioned by red letters reading “Killer”, although Annalise dismisses it as the act of a disgruntled student. When multiple copies of the same mugshot are plastered all over the college bulletin however, the Keating 5 realize that this is is much bigger than any of them care to admit. It might all seem slow compared to the persistent chaos that characterized the show’s last season, but How To Get Away With Murder‘s third season appears promising enough.

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