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TV Review: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: Season 3, Episode 5: It’s About Frank [ABC]

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How To Get Away With Murder It’s About Frank Review

How To Get Away With Murder: Season 3, Episode 5: It’s About Frank is bound to be controversial with it’s handling of two very important characters.

Although there is always a lot going on at any given moment in the show, few developments command as much attention as Frank (Charlie Weber) running away and going underground. From the very start, we knew there was more to Frank than he let on and we knew that you couldn’t trust anyone in the show to remain loyal to other characters, but even so, his decision to leave Annalise (Viola Davis) and the Keating Five behind still came as a surprise since his devotion to her is really only matched by Bonnie (Liza Weil). On Thursday’s show however, this was hardly the most shocking thing about their interactions with each other.

Again, we already knew that some degree of attraction existed between Frank and Bonnie, but for the most part, their relationship has come across as the kind that exists between very close siblings, not lovers. So it’s fair to say that seeing the former mounting the latter after they muse about their relationships with Annalise and him killing her abusive dad might fill certain fans with a slightly nauseous feeling. Not that it’s a betrayal or anything of the sort by the writers, but it definitely is not something I expected to see this episode.

As for Annalise herself, she spends most of the episode in a drunken stupor, engaging in some truly embarrassing displays (let’s just say her dance skills need some work) but also putting one of the season’s most obnoxious characters in their place. Simon (Behzad Dabu) has been a pain in the Keating Five’s rear since his very first appearance, but few probably expected him to be responsible for the potentially-incriminating posters of Annalise that started appearing around campus. It may still be unclear if he did it or if the real perpetrator merely planted the evidence on his computer, but at any rate it’s satisfying to see Annalise confront him and make him crawl back to her students with his tail between his legs.

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Reggie Peralta

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