How to Get Away with Murder: Wes' Killer Revealed!

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Thursday's Season 3 finale of How to Get Away with Murder. Read at your own risk.]

#WhoKilledWes?

Some of the stars of How to Get Away with Murder told TVGuide.com that no one predicted Wes' (Alfred Enoch) killer, and now we know why. He was killed by Dominic (Nicholas Gonzalez).

Who?

Dominic is apparently a family friend of Laurel's (Karla Souza), who was ordered by her super-powerful and sketchy father, Jorge (Esai Morales), to kill him -- or at the very least someone close to his daughter (Frank?). Dominic does admit to Jorge that things "got kind of messy."

Here's how it all went down: Dominic had drugged and suffocated Wes, dumped him in the basement and cut the gas line by the time Connor (Jack Falahee) arrived. Connor cracked one of Wes' ribs performing CPR and ran out the storm door -- the figure Laurel saw -- before the place blew.

Connor relays this to Annalise (Viola Davis) & Co., and they concoct a plan for Laurel to testify about the broken rib, which was not mentioned in the autopsy report, to prove the conspiracy against Annalise. But Denver (Benito Martinez) has a file on Laurel, including a signed affidavit saying that she falsified her kidnapping claim when she was 16, which she says she only signed to protect her father. Oh, the irony, now that we know he's probably the one who gave it to Denver.




Feeling awful and wanting to do right, Connor asks Denver for an immunity deal. While he's waiting, Asher (Matt McGorry) calls the mystery number they found in Atwood's (Milauna Jackson) phone records, and it's to a burner phone in Denver's drawer. Yup, he's the one after Annalise, because of the Hapstall case last year. Of course, Denver walks in at that exact moment and locks Connor up, offering blanket immunity, which Connor refuses. When they officially arrest him, Connor offers up Oliver's (Conrad Ricamora) copy of Annalise's phone records.



The only potentially incriminating thing that Annalise deleted was Wes' voicemail, in which he warns her that the DA is trying to nail her for Sam's and Rebecca's murders, and she "can't go down for what I did." Annalise goes into full lawyering mode (we've missed this!) and reframes the voicemail to Denver as Wes being the killer of Sam and Rebecca, and says he killed himself. Denver takes the deal and Annalise, Frank (Charlie Weber) and Connor are off the hook.

But because Laurel can't leave well enough alone, at the same time, she sneaks off to New York with Asher and Michaela (Aja Naomi King) to confront Charles Mahoney (Wilson Bethel), who had been released from jail. Oh yeah, Charles -- as Sylvia (Roxanne Hart) tells Annalise -- is also Wes' dad, not Wallace! When Michaela refuses to go home with Charles, Laurel tries to gun him down in the middle of the street -- but she gets stopped by Dominic, who says he's in town for work. He's all huggy and charming, she's all shocked and stunned. Flashbacks reveal that he called Jorge right after the house blew and Connor ran out because of the aforementioned "messy" situation, but all Jorge wanted to know was that "he" was dead.



Why? That'll be for Season 4. It's kind of underwhelming that the actual culprit is someone we've never met before, but at the same time, there's only so much internal murdering and covering-up the main group can get away with for the show and dynamics to remain somewhat sustainable. And you knew the Laurel's father thread had to come back at some point after all the shady stuff he had her do earlier in the season. Read our interview with Karla Souza here.

What did you think of the reveal?

How to Get Away with Murder returns Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10/9c on ABC.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Feb 25, 2017
That scene with Annalise and Connor :) WOW
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Feb 24, 2017
Wow, thanks for the spoiler on the front page of tv.com. In the first paragraph it says "[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Thursday's Season 3 finale of How to Get Away with Murder" but you put the freaking spoiler in the title... Are you serious?
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Feb 24, 2017
Hey they are making progress. At least they didn't put the name of the person in there. That's progress for them.
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Feb 24, 2017
I think the reveal is rather dull and proves that this show is doomed. The cover up conspiracy plot was always the worst part about this show. They really needed to focus more on the students being turned into amoral monsters for the cases of the week.


But still... Better than my initial fear, that they'll say Wes isn't even dead (hence the body missing). So that's something I suppose.
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Feb 25, 2017
How is the show doomed?? just because you didn't like the reveal????

Also - actors say they were shocked because they can't very well say 'no, i guessed it straight away, it was obvious' - actors have facades in interviews - look at the PLL cast for example

If it had been one of the main characters that killed Wes - THAT would have been so dumb - another member of the K5 or Frank or Bonnie - how boringly obvious would that be/? heck, even if it was one of Mahoney's that killed him - it would have been too obvious

I am glad that they are including the duplicitous Castillo family = that episode with Esa Morales' Jorge earlier in the season proved how villainy he can be

Get off your high horse mate
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Feb 25, 2017
The show is doomed because it's getting dumber and dumber not to mention boring dealing with pointless conspiracies that get too deep, too dumb and with every passing minute and they are stepping away from what was actually worth watching in it.

Have you actually bothered looking at the ratings? They continue to drop.
They'll most likely be cancelled the second they past syndication potential (read: end of season 4)

And of course I don't expect actors to trash the show they are on. If you had actually bothered reading what I said, you would have understood very easily that what puzzles me is that saying "oh, we didn't see that coming" is a negative thing to say about a show. It basically goes to show how little the writers bothered to plan ahead.

I suggest you try working on your reading comprehension a bit more if you want to try and troll people.
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Mar 12, 2017
Dumb? boring? you're clearly watching a different show mate - nothing at all boring about any season of this show so far - the mid-season finale of season 3 is arguable the best episode

Ratings mean sweet fuck all - a lot of people dvd-r or download things these days - as if you're basing your research of people's interest in a show on an out of date ratings system

And you'd still moan if it was predictable - shows like this can never win with critics like you who whine, bitch and moan if it doesn't go the way you hoped
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Feb 24, 2017
P.S

I can never understand why shows tell us that the actors were shocked finding out "whodunit". That means the whole thing is bad since it's clear there's no way of guessing it and basically it's something the writers will come up with at the last second.
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Feb 24, 2017
I thought Wes was a whining sob BUT lawd I never expected his death to hiit me so hard. I just wish the guys will get back to good ole Law School and the weekly cases and leave murders alone for a bit. Am all wrung out! Love Love the show it's like an addiction I cant let go of. Waiting for next season.
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