'How To Get Away With Murder' Ending Explained: Answers to all the questions including Annalise's funeral scene
In an epic closing chapter, ABC's hit legal drama thriller came to an end that will continue to haunt us forever. But before we say a final goodbye, we need answers to some questions that remain. Here are our theories
After a wild ride of six seasons, 'HTGAWM' has finally come to an end. Through a journey of constant twists and turns, we lived on the edge of our seats, fearing and anticipating what could come next. Especially in the final season, we had a series of questions that needed answers. Desperate for closures, we speculated and theorized various possibilities of every character and how their end would turn out.
And then, busting all myths and confusions, the epic series finale laid it out all in the open. In the trial of her lifetime, Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) was declared "not guilty" and walked free. Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) came back for revenge on Governor Birkhead (Laura Innes). He managed to shoot the governor but also got shot, as did Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil). And Tegan Price (Amirah Vann) who had professed her love for Annalise finally got to be with her.
Years later, we go back to that iconic scene that has been troubling us since the final season started. We are at Annalise Keating's funeral where people are gathered to bid her farewell.
So, how did Annalise die? What happened to Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King) after her friends left her on her own? Did Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee) complete his prison sentence or did he get a parole? Did Oliver Hampton (Conrad Ricamora) save his and Connor’s marriage? Where did Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza) go with her child? Who killed Jorge Castillo (Esai Manuel Morales)?
When an older Eve Rothlo (Famke Janssen) gives her eulogy at Annalise's funeral, we see quick flashbacks of her life after the case. She and Tegan (most likely it's her) get together and grow old. One of the flashbacks shows a timeworn Annalise, all by herself, which could mean that Tegan died before her. She would have died a natural death of old age. Then we see Wes (Alfred Enoch), looking younger than ever before, walking up to Laurel, who has also aged. That’s when you know that it's not Wes but Christopher (Laurel and Wes' son) in the future.
Here, we can assume that Laurel raised Christopher on her own, either staying back in Brooklyn or somewhere, we cannot be sure. As far as Jorge's ending is concerned, his old rivals might have ordered a hit on him or it could have been the governor, who would have feared that he would eventually snitch on her. We also see an older version of Connor and Oliver, standing hand in hand, which would mean that they got back together and probably Connor got a parole on his sentence.
In a quick flashback, we also see Michaela taking an oath in a public office. So what could have happened to her? Most likely, she got back to her father and worked her way up her career ladder, worked as a lawyer and then joined the public service, as she had always dreamed of. The oath-taking scene could mean that she is going to be in a powerful position.
Later, when Christopher rides to Middleton Law School, you would assume that he is enrolled at the same college where his parents studied. But as he enters the class to teach the same subject Annalise used to, it makes complete sense. It becomes clear that Annalise Keating would have raised and mentored him and that inspired him to become a law professor. Bringing it all back to where it all began, the story ended with Christopher carrying on the legacy of Annalise Keating and that she will remain in memories and in history forever.
'How To Get Away With Murder' series finale aired on May 14 on ABC.