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Synopsis: Annalise is determined to get to the truth about Nate Sr.’s murder and will stop at nothing until she does. (TV Guide)
Writers: Erika Harrison and Matthew Cruz
Director: Michael Smith
Running Time: 43mins
Airs: Thursdays at 10pm on CTV Two (Canada)/ABC (United States)
Time for one more twist.
After the revelation at the end of the last episode, this episode would start with Annalise sharing the folder she got from Birkhead. It indicated that Crawford calling one of the officers responsible for Nate Sr.’s death. She wasn’t sure who to believe but she thought to use Crawford’s feelings for her as a way to find out. He admitted to being attracted to her, however, he wanted to keep things professional. Bonnie wanted the others to work on a motion to get Oliver’s laptop back.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, Laurel was meeting with Telesco (Laurel probably didn’t know that Telesco was removed from the case). Laurel wanted to know who was calling her and wanted protection though Telesco was more interested in information about other people close to her, offering immunity (the same that was offered to Annalise) in exchange.
Annalise shared the folder with Nate who had evidence that seemed to support Birkhead’s claim. The letters Nate Sr. wrote to Ophelia indicated that had contact with Crawford while in prison. He wanted him to fire Annalise and hire him instead. Gabriel wanted help with his mother who was set to visit. He hadn’t told her anything about what had happened. As a result, Annalise told Michaela to make sure she didn’t visit. She offered to study with him where he would admit to wanting to stay so he could find out what really happened to Sam and believed that Michaela was withholding information from him. Gabriel would also not believe her tragic story about her birth parents which got her upset. This would guilt her into looking into her birth parents.
Crawford confronted Tegan about the anonymous email she received but she denied it and that seemed to be enough. He told her that he would put her name in for a promotion to his job as he was looking for a new job elsewhere which would be as the new DA. Laurel’s supposed next trip to the FBI (with the bloody blanket) was interrupted by Bonnie for whom Laurel would finally forgive for what had happened before.
Connor argued the case in court to get Oliver’s laptop back from the FBI but their motion was denied. However, Oliver would prevail after later finding evidence that their judge may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of signing the warrant. Meanwhile, Nate found a photo from the prison that supposedly showed Crawford with Nate Sr. Frank also found the number of who was calling Laurel which would be a disconnected number. Tegan would also find evidence that would corroborate Crawford’s guilt.
Things would get heated once Annalise confronted Crawford at dinner, questioning his motives behind wanting to run for DA. Nate wanted Bonnie’s help to find a video of Crawford and Nate Sr.’s meeting. Once Oliver got his laptop, they saw that a picture was taken of Telesco who was trying to access it. In the background was her murder board. Annalise wasn’t worried just yet but she would have more to deal with it once Crawford barged into her apartment. He caught wind of her plan thanks to a bug in Tegan’s office. Meanwhile, everyone else was worried and Telesco visited Gabriel to tell him who killed his father.
Crawford denied everything, claiming the evidence to be fake and attacked Annalise for having ulterior motives of her own for their dinner (he was happy and legitimately wanted to go out to dinner with her). Ultimately, the other person in the supposed meeting with Nate Sr. wasn’t Crawford but someone that Frank knew which was Laurel’s brother. Meanwhile, Laurel received a package containing her mother’s scalp.
Overall, Make Me the Enemy was another exciting episode of How To Get Away With Murder with one more twist right at the end. When we thought we were done with Jorge Castillo, the season comes right back to them in the penultimate episode. While it doesn’t mean that Jorge is necessarily the true big bad, one more villain is a little too much after Birkhead and Crawford. The scenes between Viola Davis and Timothy Hutton as Annalise and Crawford were excellent. One would be remised to not mention the FBI and/or Telesco is still lurking as well and don’t forget Gabriel. With all these moving parts, the season better deliver a satisfying finale.