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TV Review: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: Season 4, Episode 15: Nobody Else Is Dying [ABC]

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How To Get Away With Murder Nobody Else Is Dying Review

How to Get Away with Murder: Season 4, Episode 15: Nobody Else Is Dying. This How to Get Away with Murder Nobody Else Is Dying review finds Thursday night’s seasons finale to be not only enjoyable but the most satisfying an episode of the show has been in sometime now.

Although Season 4 as a whole has been much less of a hassle to follow than Season 3, there have been moments where the show’s tendency to get wrapped up in the excitement of what it’s going to reveal next has overwhelmed episodes’ narrative flow and consequentially impeded the viewing experience. Thankfully, the producers have managed to rein in this habit for Thursday night’s installment, eschewing the sensationalism that the show is so prone to in favor of a more restrained approach that makes it easier for the audience to keep track of what’s going on and discern what is important, which is very helpful as there is a lot that is important in this episode.

First and foremost is the reveal that, contrary to what many like this reviewer believed, it was DA Denver (Benito Martinez) not Bonnie (Liza Weil) who died in the car crash at the end of the previous episode. As long-time readers now, I have written extensively about the program’s dizzying twists and turns and how tiring they can get, but this time around I’m actually very pleased with it, if not for its execution than its implications. Namely, the fact that Bonnie will continue to be with us, as I have something of a soft spot for her.

But there are other, more compelling reasons to hold the episode in high regard. The way in which the Antares storyline is resolved is so simple that one almost thinks the writers are pulling our leg, but it’s smart and makes sense so you can’t help but feel satisfied with it. But the real kicker is Annalise’s (Viola Davis) ending monologue, which not only touches on everything the show was trying to accomplish this season but makes the socially conscious message about criminal justice reform that it’s been selling finally feel real. Accompanied by a simple score of piano, it is shockingly uncynical and as close to moving as the show will probably ever get. All in all, I think How to Get Away with Murder fans have a lot to be happy about with Season 4’s closer.

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Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former UCLARadio.com disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for HonorSociety.org to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

When I'm not working towards my certificate in Radio and Television/Video Production at Fullerton College, I enjoy reading (horror, science fiction, and historical/political nonfiction are particular favorites), participating in my school's TV and theatre clubs, attending movie screenings, plays, concerts, and other events, and trying to come up with pithy things to say on social media. Believe it or not, there are occasions where I find time to write for my own leisure.

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