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Synopsis: Annalise gathers everyone together for the holidays while she wrestles over a difficult decision about her future; the investigation into Miller’s murder starts to widen. (TV Guide)
Writers: Maya Goldsmith and Daniel Robinson
Director: DeMane Davis
Running Time: 43mins
Airs: Thursdays at 10pm on CTV Two (Canada)/ABC (United States)
It may be Christmas time but don’t get characters couldn’t get too comfortable with one reveal coming out of nowhere will make you reconsider a certain character.
It’s the holidays but a strange call to Laurel (who she believed to be her mother) had to ruin things. Annalise had her mother Ophelia over and she would also receive a call from Agent Telesco who wanted to ask her some questions in exchange for complete immunity for whatever she was going after Annalise for. She would agree to go in after the holiday which seemed to play into Telesco’s plan. Bonnie and Asher attended Miller’s funeral. His mother wanted whoever was responsible for his son’s death to receive the death penalty. Annalise and Nate were worried about Telesco’s offer but Nate was adamant that he could take care of himself.
Gabriel attended the holiday festivities with the begrudging Connor, Oliver, Asher, Laurel, Michaela, and Connor’s mom while the others spent time at Annalise’s apartment where Ophelia would tell everyone stories about her childhood. Connor’s mom would also embarrass him by recounting her encounter with Asher while scolding the others about their relationship with their parents (hence the title). Putting an end to that torture was Telesco who would show up with a warrant for Connor and Oliver’s wedding photos and any other evidence that may help with their investigation which included Oliver’s laptop. Fortunately for them, cracking it would be a challenge.
Bonnie now believed she was pregnant (which was later proven to be false) which would only add to her many problems but Frank vowed to be there for her. Ever since the supreme court, Nate Sr. and Ophelia wrote letters to each other and now seeing that Nate Sr. had passed, Ophelia gave Nate the letters. Despite her may claims otherwise, Ophelia was worried about Annalise and Nate. Connor’s mother was also worried about him after the visit from the FBI but he told her a story about the governor coming after them and him not wanting to back down in order to stand up for what was right. He did not seem to feel good about it afterwards.
As she was packing up to leave, Annalise and her mother had a genuine vulnerable moment where she would open up about Gabriel and her other insecurities. She would need to learn to love herself. She would then take a drink and set up a meeting with Telesco. At the meeting, Telesco would make her wait because she would get herself in trouble with her superiors and was taken off the case thanks to Tegan’s help.
Finally, Annalise would get a call from Governor Birkhead asking for a meeting at a church where she would present evidence that Crawford was responsible for Nate Sr.’s murder.
Overall, Where Are Your Parents? was a good episode of How To Get Away With Murder that was somewhat saved by another surprising reveal at the end. For the most part, it was going nowhere as the holiday season presented the characters a chance to somewhat relax but knowing what we know about the series, it was not going to last long anyway. It was disappointing to see Telesco be taken off the case, however, this surely won’t be the last we see of her. It was nice to see Annalise and Tegan become closer as well as Annalise and Crawford though that relationship appeared to be going in more of a romantic direction that didn’t quite work which only lessened the impact of the reveal at the end. This would come from nowhere and itt’s hard to not imagine Birkhead still figuring into things at this point. It will definitely be interesting to see how it all comes together as we inch closer to the end of the season.