A lot happened in Thursday's Season 2 premiere of ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder." Fans finally found out who killed Rebecca (Katie Findlay), Michaela (Aja Naomi King) sent a drunk text to Eggs911, and it was revealed Annalise (Viola Davis) once dated defense attorney Eve (Famke Janssen). There was also a surprising, and very brief, scene between Annalise and Wes (Alfred Enoch) that suggested there may be a little sexual tension between them.
It was very clear last season that Annalise and Wes had a special bond but on the Season 2 premiere things got slightly steamy when Annalise and the Keating Five went to a club to unwind.
Showrunner Pete Nowalk teased in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming episodes will explore what's going on between the pair. "Wes and Annalise have a very special relationship," Nowalk explained. "We definitely are going to reveal more about what that is this season. There’s lots of people in relationships with an age difference. It just depends on what you picture.”
While it's not exactly clear whether Annalise and Wes will hook up this season, fans can expect to see more of Annalise's complicated romance with Eve. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Nowalk said he chose to show Annalise and Eve's relationship because he wanted fans to know the law professor isn't always so intense.
“I was always wondering since we created the phone number that Nate was going to call, who is this person that Annalise trusts with all her secrets? I believe Annalise isn’t always as intense as she is on the show. There's a joy there and she's very intense and she's very formidable, but you can't always be that way," Nowalk said. "I wanted to understand what it was like to be at Harvard for Annalise. I saw the image of Eve. I believe that's why Annalise would go to therapy — because she was dealing with a lot at that point in her life and I felt like it was a fun, refreshing, believable energy.”
Nowalk, however, added that Annalise and Eve's relationship is going to cause a "huge conflict" going forward.
"How To Get Away With Murder" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.