The winter finale of ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder" is finally upon us and it's going to be intense. While it appeared ADA Emily Sinclair (Sarah Burns) had been defeated in the Hapstall case during Season 2, episode 8, it seems new information may just cause it to play out in her favor -- and lead to the death of someone else.
The synopsis for episode 9 of the ABC series says new evidence in the case could place Caleb (Kendrick Sampson) and Catherine (Amy Okuda) at the scene of their parents' murder after all. While Sinclair's behavior has positive outcomes for the prosecution in the Hapstall case, the network teases "a deadly outcome" for someone else on the show.
Meanwhile, new information will emerge about the night Annalise (Viola Davis) was shot, originally shown in episode one. Based on the synopsis it seems viewers can expect to learn who on "HTGAWM" is responsible for shooting the Middleton University professor.
During episode 8, evidence uncovered by Frank (Charlie Weber) with the help of Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) helps place Philip (Jefferson White) at the scene of Caleb and Catherine's adoptive parents’ murder. The proof, which came in the form of a DNA sample, arrived just as Catherine was preparing to accept a plea deal in which she would serve nine years behind bars and her brother would get none. Later in the episode, however, Wes (Alfred Enoch) recalls something he and the rest of the Keating Five overlooked in a previous episode. After being gifted with one of Catherine's paintings, he remembers seeing one somewhere else -- in the background of Philip's profile photo. This new information leads him to believe that Catherine and Philip, who denied being of any relation to the Hapstalls, may be in cahoots. As it turns out a flash-forward to the night of Catherine and Caleb's adoptive parents' murder proves they were.
Each week viewers have been given more and more of a glimpse into what occurred at the Hapstall mansion the night Annalise was shot. During episode 7 a flash-forward to that fateful night showed Connor (Jack Falahee) and Michaela (Aja Naomi King) trying to leave the mansion, but being forced by Wes and Laurel (Karla Souza) to stay. A body, believed to be that of ADA Sinclair, is then shown being pushed off a balcony at the mansion. The camera pans upward toward the balcony in question revealing that whoever was pushed met that fate at the hands of Bonnie (Liza Weil). Episode 8 featured yet another flash-forward to that night, but revealed little about what happened except that everyone -- including Asher (Matt McGorry), who has been on the outs with the rest of the Keating five -- was there.