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HTGAWM Season 3

HTGAWM Season 3: Bang! Wes' Father Is Dead — What Happens Next?

TVLine hits rewind on the TV season’s biggest “What Happens Next” finales, then invites you to predict the cliffhanger outcomes

How to Get Away With Murder‘s Season 2 finale was a mess — not from a plot standpoint, mind you, but from the way poor Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch) wound up covered in blood splatter after his biological father Wallace Mahoney took a bullet to the head — just as Wes walked up and introduced himself.

It’s been a minute since we last checked in with HTGAWM (March 17, to be exact), so here’s a brief refresher.

Wes had gone to New York City to confront Wallace after learning the wealthy financier had raped his mother some two decades prior, resulting in her becoming pregnant. (Rose eventually committed suicide to avoid giving false testimony in the murder trial of Wallace’s son — hoping that her own death would remove Wes [aka Christophe] as a pawn in the Wallace’s high-stakes games.)

We never got to see who executed Wallace, but we do know his or her aim was excellent. One possible suspect? Annalise’s right-hand man Frank, who’d fled his Philadelphia pad after Annalise learned that — at the behest of her late husband Sam — he’d murdered coed Lila Stangard, and more importantly, discovered why.

Ten years ago, Frank had accepted a bribe from Annalise’s then client Wallace to bug her room. When the hedge-fund manager learned Annalise was planning to share damning information with the prosecutor who was trying his son for murder, he staged a horrific car accident in which Annalise’s unborn baby was killed. When Frank confessed the shocking news to Sam, Annalise’s husband swore him to silence — then leveraged the intel years later to get Lila killed.

In advance of HTGAWM‘s return — next fall, in its regular Thursday, 10/9c slot — we invite you to ponder the Wallace mystery, then check out our poll and weigh in on what happens next.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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18 Comments
  1. He is dead? I don’t get it…

  2. Fred says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Annalise turns out to be the shooter. She just learned that the car crashing into her wasn’t an accident, but that it was set up by Mahoney to hit her. She didn’t know that before the final minutes of the finale, and I think it has a huge impact on her, so it would make sense if she wanted him dead and shot him

  3. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    He got shot “Sniper” style in front of Wes, while trying to tell to him Mahoney that he is his son.
    Anyways I think the whole season they’re going to dig up info on the Mahoneys.

  4. Nichole says:

    Have a feeling the shooter was Frank, taking matters into his owns hands so to speak to try and get back in good with Annalise, as he is partly responsible for what happened and since Sam knew and used that chit to call in a murder, not much of a leap to have Frank think that the same action could balance the scales. Franks entire world has come down around him, who knows at this stage what he would do to set things right again!

  5. Zack B says:

    One, two, three, and five on the options list are probably all correct given the twisty nature of this show. No one motive is enough for them…

  6. David4 says:

    I combo of the first three picks.

  7. Becky says:

    It would be a waste to not let us know what actually happened with the Mahoney case. So I hope they do go back to that. Also I don’t see any of the Annalise 5 or Annalise being capable of a sniper shot like that so I wouldn’t buy it if it was any of them. Even frank. My money is on Charles, if we find out he ended up getting convicted and maybe it was actually his dad who killed his fiancé. Now he is out and ready for blood. Maybe they can dive deeper and show he had gun training. Or be hired a hit man.

  8. Leo says:

    What I want to know is if #Cosher will actually happen this season.

  9. ChicagoDan says:

    Less Wes, not more. By far the least interesting character in the core group. More Frank, Bonnie, Laurel and an Oliver-less Connor, please.