‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Season 6 Episode 10 Preview: Here are reasons why Annalise should not go to jail
If there’s one thing that ABC’ top legal drama thriller has successfully established time and again, is that none of its characters are a 100 percent “good”, and that’s a great thing. It makes them more relatable and human. But, at the same time, it also doesn’t mean, that if a character has flaws, that is the only shade it reflects. Whether you like it or not, the hero of our story, Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) is definitely one such character that reflects myriad shades, making it impossible to determine her stand.
Going by her history, most people would consider her to be the ultimate evil, while many (this writer included) would read between the lines and see the light underneath all her darkness.
As the story is about to reveal all the pending secrets in its final few chapters and we have a glimpse into the future, we wonder what could become of Annalise. Yes, she is flawed, in her own ways, but then, which character isn’t? And as she, her students, and friends, stand on trial for their lives against the law, we believe that she doesn’t deserve to be called a “criminal” and definitely doesn’t deserve to go to jail.
Let’s break it down for you so you know where we come from.
Annalise is a very strong-willed, independent, bold woman. She is a no-frills, no-nonsense individual, a mentor, and most importantly, a lawyer, who had to fight through her way into the rough world. Such people barely expose their emotional side. That often makes the audience overlook the humane side to their nature. She might never show it, but she loves her students with all her heart.
She has always been there for people who needed her; most importantly people she had mentored and protected. She is a do-gooder but never shows it. We know how much she loves Bonnie (Liza Weil), notwithstanding the mysterious chemistry that they might have. So, whenever Bonnie has failed or been guilty of a crime (no matter how small), Annalise has done everything in her capacity to protect her.
The same goes for Frank (Charlie Weber). Once a mentee and now almost like her go-to man, Frank loves and respects Annalise and would do anything for her. But the man’s got a problem. He mostly thinks with his muscles, and not always with his brains. Every crime that Frank might have committed was never on standing instruction by Annalise, if anything! She always asked Frank to deal with a situation in the best way possible. It was always up to him to decide the means.
Even Nate (Billy Brown), ended up with blood on his hands. Annalise tried to save the man whom she once had feelings for, but he ended up appearing as a threat to her.
Now, let’s talk about K5, Annalise’s students. It has always appeared from the beginning that Annalise is trying to cover up something and dragging her students in it. But did you ever realize that she had nothing in it for her? Each of the kids had done something so terrible that one couldn’t even imagine. Although most of them were accidental, they kept covering them up and every time, they sought Annalise’s help to get out of trouble. If you ask us, the kids exploited their professor for her legal and political connections. For some reason Annalise always reached out to save them. Why?
Well, call it the unfulfilled emotions of a mother or the desperate need to save herself from her own demons, Annalise continued to protect people. And this is always misinterpreted as abetting crime. Yes, she helped criminals cover up crimes. But her intent has always been clear. While some might agree, some might not. She is a lot of things but evil. She never had any blood on her hands. She might have threatened people but never touched the hair on anyone’s body. Ergo, she does not deserve to go to jail.
Annalise Keating is and will always be a hero, which her students might not be able to see through, at least not yet.
Watch what fate brings to Annalise when you explore the last six episodes of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Season 6, coming to ABC on April 2, at 10 pm/9c.