At the moment, I am super-busy binge-watching How to Get Away with Murder and I suppose most of us can agree that whilst Annalise Keating is an admirable woman with a most useful set of skills, it is also undeniable that she can be a proper bitch to other people's lives and feelings. There have been times where I simply wanted to kill her and cheered Wes on when he shot her, so let's count down the 5 worst Annalise Keating moments (not including season 4).
5. Her twisted relationship with Evie Rothlow.
Evie Rothlow is a fellow attorney Annalise met while studying law in Harvard. She is a lesbian and had a relationship with Annalise before the latter pushed Evie away due to her settlement and commitment issues.
Now, when Evie is introduced, we know it didn't end well for the two of them because Evie is straightforwardly pissed at Annalise for breaking her heart back when they were young.
Much older and supposedly wiser, this doesn't keep Annalise from getting off with Evie once more while she is actually still in an on-off relationship with Nate, which is simply mean and selfish, Annalise.
4. When she let Wes believe Rebecca was still alive.
Wes is probably the only halfway decent character in HTGAWM, which says a lot as he's killed Sam and shot Annalise. He falls in love with Rebecca who is then, cold-heartedly, killed by Bonnie. Annalise mops up Bonnie's mess and makes Frank let Rebecca's body disappear, telling Wes and the others Rebecca has run off, leading Wes to wonder where she is and looking for her. Cruelly, Annalise watches heartbroken Wes wonder where Rebecca has run to, not coming clean and keeping up her lies. Additionally, she once more mops up a crime committed by one of her assistants, which, as a lawyer who should serve justice and, well, law, this is a really bad move on her side.
3. When she had no problem making Frank her hit man who murdered innocent people and dropped evidence, but when she realised he'd betrayed her after she belittled him, and wanted to tell her but was stopped from doing so by Sam, she abandoned him.
Frank, as Annalise, is a very multi-nuanced character in the show. Even though he is easy-going, handsome (oh, so handsome) and funny, he is, basically, only a cruel murderer. He killed Lila cold-heartedly simply because he "owed" Sam, got rid of Rebecca's body and planted evidence whenever Annalise asked him to (which was another way she was a super-bitch). Frank was Sam's and Annalise's hit man, yet when she realised that, upon a downgrading and degrading speech she gave him, he betrayed her which led to a severe car accident in which Annalise's baby died, she vowed to kill him. Obviously, this was terrible and it is understandable that Annalise is upset; however, you don't get to create a monster and then be surprised if he acts accordingly.
2. When she fired Bonnie after the latter had told her about Sam's infidelity.
Generally, Annalise's behaviour towards Bonnie is a very twisted one. She claims she loves Bonnie like her own child, but if this is true, I'd rather not be Annalise's child. Regularly, Annalise's humiliates Bonnie in her speeches, blames her for every little mistake and, ultimately, fires Bonnie for being honest with her. And let's not forget where she threatened to have Bonnie killed if she was to commit another mistake...
1. When she framed Nate for Sam's murder.
Clearly the number one. Annalise was trapped in an unhappy marriage and had an affair with police cop, Nate. However, after Sam's murder when the focus narrowed in on her as a potential suspect, she threw Nate under the bus, claiming he killed her husband out of jealousy, even if fully aware that Wes killed him out of self-defence. She even had Frank plant evidence in Nate's car to get off the hook and incriminate Nate even more.
She nearly ruined a person's life to save her own ass and that is absolutely unforgivable, especially when you consider she blamed it on a person she supposedly loved. Shame on you, Annalise!
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