The Sept. 29 episode of “How to Get Away with Murder” revealed that one of the main characters is in the clear and survived the fire seen in the season 3 premiere flash-forward. In the premiere, Annalise (Viola Davis) arrived home to find her house and office engulfed in flames. As a crowd gathered to look at the conflagration, a body under a white sheet was wheeled into an ambulance, and as Annalise peeked under the sheet, her hysterical reaction suggests that whoever died is someone very close to her and could be part of the Keating 5.
Last Thursday, it was revealed that Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) is not the one under the sheet. In a flash-forward, Oliver shows up at Annalise’s house after hearing a body was discovered. Annalise then discreetly gave her phone to Oliver, instructing him to wipe her phone clear moments before she got arrested by the police.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Ricamora spoke about Oliver’s actions and whether it was an indication that he was going over to the dark side along with the Keating 5.
“The urgency behind it, he’s going to be in a little bit of a shock, and then he’s going to have to figure out what he wants to do,” said the actor. “It feels a little bit like this is a huge test. This might be an initiation into their world.”
As he deals with this new dilemma, Oliver will also be dealing with the aftermath of his breakup with Connor (Jack Falahee) which was seen in episode 1. Now that Oliver is working for Annalise, Ricamora said that things are going to be tense between Oliver and Connor in upcoming episodes.
“It’s going to be tense to see how Oliver and Connor navigate being single while working together, just having such a fresh breakup with each other,” said Ricamora. “I think it’s going to play out in a refreshing way.”
The show returns this week with a new episode titled “Always Bet Black.” Annalise presents her class with a high-profile murder case that tests even the Keating 5’s morals, while Laurel (Karla Souza) makes a shocking discovery through a surprising source.
“How to Get Away with Murder” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.