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.