- "People have told me that I have a resting bench face, so that's probably what you're reading as distraught."
- —Connor Walsh[src]
Connor Morgan Walsh is one of the main characters of How to Get Away with Murder. He is the smartest person in the room, or at least he likes to think so. The sexy and sly Connor is used to getting any prize he lays his eyes on, ensuring that he and Michaela will constantly be in competition with each other. No matter how dirty the deed, he'll go to any lengths to earn Annalise's admiration. He has a relationship with Oliver Hampton. Halfway through his second year of law school, Connor dropped out because he realized that he no longer wanted to be a lawyer. He later revealed that he actually "flunked out". Once realizing that he did actually want to be a lawyer, he decided to re-apply for Middleton to repeat his second year again. He is currently married to Oliver Hampton. During the night of the murder of Sam Keating Connor played the role of chopping up his body in order to dispose of it, something that haunted him for the rest of the series.
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Early Life[edit | edit source]
Most of Connor's past is ambiguous, however, when Connor was 12, he came out to his parents at the dinner table. Connor told them that if they didn't accept him that he would run away. While Pam was having a breakdown, Jeff gained the courage to come out to his wife a week later. Once the divorce was finalized, Jeff got together with Ted the following year and eventually got married. From there, Connor went to boarding school for boys at New Hampshire along with Aiden Walker. The older he got, the further he drifted away from his father. He occasionally visited his sister and her family in Michigan on Christmas. ("Smile, or Go to Jail", "Best Christmas Ever", "Was She Ever Good at Her Job?")
When Connor joins Annalise Keating's law class (Criminal Law 101), he participates in a competition to pick four students to come and work in her office. During a case they're working on, Connor meets a technician named Oliver Hampton who he sleeps with to obtain illegal evidence. After this helps win the case, Connor is chosen to come and work in Annalise's office alongside Wes, Michaela, Laurel, and Asher. ("Pilot")
In class, Annalise lets her students know that she doesn't care to know if her clients are guilty or innocent. That's because everyone lies, so everyone is unknowable. For example, Marjorie St. Vincent may have been taken by surprise by someone she knew when she was stabbed 16 times in the master bedroom of her mansion. The alleged killer: Max St. Vincent - her husband. After class, Max shows Annalise and her team the room where his wife of 20 years was killed. The crime scene has been preserved so the students can view it with a fresh set of eyes. Max uses Connor to play the role of his dead wife so he can act out how he murdered his wife according to the prosecution. Max said there were three cops at the scene, but only two were listed on the report. Annalise sends Wes to the police department to retrieve the supplemental arrest record. The next day, Wes turns over the arrest report. Annalise effectively uses it to discredit the cop who bogusly claimed to have found the hunting knife that was used as the murder weapon. Connor uses Oliver to get info to discredit Marjorie's best friend, who would likely testify that Max killed his wife to avoid a divorce. Back at the house, Max's daughter, Eloise, comes in from Stanford to be a character witness for her dad. She's prepped hard by the team, but is unprepared for the prosecution's claim that Max's first wife, her mother, was killed in Switzerland back when he went by the name Stuart Sims. The murder weapon: a hunting knife. Later, after the case, the jury comes back with a non-guilty verdict. Connor goes round to Oliver's place and makes up with him by buying him takeout after initially blowing off their dinner date. ("It's All Her Fault")
Stopping Sam from hurting Rebecca. ("Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me")
Connor, Laurel and Wes are driving to Annalise's place. They have to drive slow as there is a massive gang of drunk people going to the bonfire. Wes tries to call Rebecca but she's not picking up. Connor comes up with scenarios of what could have happened to her. Wes is confident that Rebecca went to the Annalise's. Wes tells Connor that Sam killed Lila so that's why Rebecca is going over there as she is trying to prove it. Connor thinks that its a joke. Wes tells him to believe him and drive faster. Laurel is confused as why would Annalise represent Rebecca if she knew Sam was involved. Wes says that he would go to the police if she did. Connor laughs and says that he blackmailed Annalise. Laurel tells Connor to shut up and ask Wes if he thinks Sam killed Lila. Wes agrees. Connor's car arrives and everyone gets out and runs to the house. Inside, Michaela is trying to calm Sam down but he is not backing down. Rebecca is in the bedroom with Sam's laptop. Sam tells Rebecca that if she doesn't come out, he's coming in. Wes, Connor and Laurel arrive in the room and tell him to stop. Sam tells them all to get out of his house. Wes tells him that once he has let Rebecca go, they will leave. Sam informs then that she took his laptop and asks them what she is trying to get. Wes tells him to calm down again and he backs away from the door. Wes walks up to it and tells Rebecca that she can come out. She opens the door. Wes tells Sam that they will leave now. Sam tells them to go as he is not going to do anything. Wes and Rebecca walk to the door when they are tackled to the floor. Sam tries to reach for the memory stick and grabs it. Wes has him pinned down and gets Laurel to get the stick off of Sam. Sam breaks free and they all run out of the bedroom door. He comes at Michaela so she pushes him over the landing. He falls onto the ground floor. Everyone stares at the body. ("Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me")
Sam's lifeless body. ("Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me")
Michaela tells them that they need to call an ambulance. Connor doesn't see the point as Sam's dead. Connor says that he was alive until Michaela shoved him over the railings. Michaela says that she was protecting Laurel. Laurel says that becuase they were all there, they are all at fault. Connor disagrees. Laurel says that they broke into his house and that Sam was defending himself. Michaela quietly says that she was only there to turn in the Trophy. Michaela thinks they should be calling an ambulance. Connor corrects her again and says that they need to call the police. Wes speaks up and tells them all that no one knows that they are there. Laurel reminds them that Annalise could be back any minute. Wes tells them that that's why they should leave. Everyone stops talking as Sam is strangling Rebecca. Michaela freaks out and tells everyone to do something and to get him off of her. Wes grabs the trophy and hits Sam round the head with it. Blood splatters everywhere. Sam falls to the ground, dead. Rebecca's face is covered in blood. Everyone stares at her. Wes drops the trophy. Everyone in their own way freaks out. Wes removes his jacket and tells everyone to get ready to leave. Wes picks up Rebecca and carries her up stares where he washes off the blood. Back down stares, Connor, Laurel and Michaela are silently freaking out. Connor goes to the kitchen to throw up. ("Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me") Laurel walks over to Sam's body on the floor. Rebecca is sitting in a chair when Wes wraps a blanket around her. Connor enters and demands that Michaela stand up and not cower in a corner moping. She just sits there. Connor gets a bit more violent but Laurel shouts for him to stop. Laurel crouches down beside her and tells her softly that they need to leave. Michaela is still not listening so Laurel says that everything is going to be ok. ("Smile, or Go to Jail") Connor walks over to Wes and Rebecca and says that Michaela is going to ruin it for them. Wes tells him that she will be fine. Connor quickly tells Michaela to get up again when Wes reveals that he has a plan. ("Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me")
The group hear a knock. ("Let's Get to Scooping")
Laurel and Connor are to take Michaela to the woods while Wes will get Rebecca out of there. Connor is worried as Wes wants them to split up. Wes reminds Connor that Rebecca shouldn't be at the house. Just them, Asher knocks on the front door and shouts to see if anyone is inside. Everyone inside freezes but Connor goes to investigate. Asher shouts that he can see Connor's car in the driveway and carries on banging on the door. Michaela whispers that its all her fault. Connor agrees with her. Asher continues to shout through the door and demands that Michaela give him back the trophy that she stole. Laurel sees Asher moving round to the windows and tells everyone to get down and hide. Connor lays down beside the body and tells the corpse that he is so so screwed. ("Let's Get to Scooping") Laurel contemplates letting him in as then he will become a part of it. Rebecca suggests that they trick him into stepping in the blood. Laurel agrees but Wes doesn't as he wasn't a part of it. Laurel listens closely as she doesn't hear Asher anymore and goes to check. He's gone. Michaela appears and reveals that she texted him claiming to be at the library. ("Freakin' Whack-a-Mole")
Connor, Wes, Laurel and Michaela contemplate what to do. ("Pilot")
In the woods, Connor, Laurel and Michaela are standing around waiting for Wes to show up. Michaela gets nervous and says that Wes and Rebecca could have gone to the police and pined it all on them. Michaela goes to call her boyfriend but Connor speaks sense to her as she can barely form a sentence. ("It's All Her Fault") Wes runs in and scares them. He opens his backpack and reveals a bloody trophy that he went back for. Michaela tells him to go and put it back but Laurel says that it was a good idea taking the murder weapon. She says that they should clean it and put it back after they bury the body. Michaela and Connor disagree because they will have to drag the body through town in the busiest night of the year. In addition, if they get the body out of the house unseen, the ground in the woods is frozen. Laurel says that they will have to dig all night if they have to. They all start at each other but Wes tells them all to stop and suggests that they decide by flipping a coin to see whether to get the body or leave it where it is. ("Pilot") Wes tosses the coin and it lands on heads which means they go back for the body. Wes grabs his things off of the ground and tells them all to go. ("It's All Her Fault") Michaela stops and says that it makes no sense at all. She seems confused with the plan. She doesn't know what they are going to do with the body once they have it. Wes says that they will burn it. Wes says that the flames will get rid of their DNA and Connor says that the bonfire will cover the smoke. Laurel has an idea. They can go to the bonfire and use it for their alibi. At the bonfire, drunk students and teenagers are throwing wood onto fire. Music is playing really loudly. Wes and Laurel take many selfies of them doing things that they would be doing if they were drunk so that if anyone asks, that have proof that they were there. Connor does the same. Michaela just stands there when Connor grabs her and tries to make her look like she's having fun. Michaela isn't smiling so Connor tells her to smile, or go to jail. Michaela smiles for a few selfies. ("Smile, or Go to Jail")
Wes and Connor wrap up the body. ("Pilot")
After the bonfire, they return to the crime scene. Connor asks what the plan is and offers a few suggestions. Wes tells him that they will roll him in a rug and deal with that later. Michaela phone buzzes on silent and she sneaks off into another room to answer it. As Laurel comes back with paper towels to mop up the blood, she notices her leaving. Laurel quickly puts the paper towels down and grabs the Trophy that Wes hands her and goes to the kitchen to clean it. Not long later, Wes and Connor are rolling the body in the rug on the floor. Michaela refuses to look or do anything. Laurel comes in and reveals that she washed all of the blood off of the trophy and the sink. Laurel asks what they should do next. Wes says that they should put the trophy back and Connor says that they should get the here out of there. Wes, Connor and Laurel try and lift the body but can't as its to heavy. They all look to Michaela for help. She reluctantly walks over and grabs one end of the body. They all struggle to move the body outside. A cop appears. The cop asks them if a car blocking the side-walk is theirs. Connor owns up and says that its his and offers to move it. The cop asks if the house their in is the law professor. After a pause, Michaela saves them by saying its Annalise Keating's place and that they are moving her old rug out of the house. Michaela gets out her phone and offers to call Annalise to confirm. Michaela improvises by saying that Annalise went to her mother's funeral. The cop backs down and hears a bottle smashing. He quickly apologises and leaves to chase after a few rogue teenagers. ("Pilot")
They run into Asher. ("Freakin' Whack-a-Mole")
After putting the body in the car, they drive out of Annalise's driveway and onto the road. Laurel suggests that they go to a gas station. Wes says that the gas station Laurel suggested was to close as they could bump into people they know and should go further away. Laurel suddenly notices Asher crossing the road directly in front of the car. Connor stops the car before he ploughed him over. Connor tells them that "this is freakin' whack-a-mole" and drives off. ("Freakin' Whack-a-Mole") They drive out of town to the gas station Wes suggested. Connor tells them that they are all screwed and that Asher knew that they were in the house. On top, they also have the cop that was a witness. Connor gets paranoid with all of the things that they have done wrong. Laurel tells Connor that he has said enough. Connor "agrees" and puts on the radio. Christmas songs begin playing. Connor says "perfect" and changes the words of the song to fit their situation.("Let's Get to Scooping") Michaela begs him to stop. Wes gets into the car after going to the store. He tosses Laurel a some potato chips. He said that he bought other stuff so that he wouldn't look suspicious on the surveillance video. Connor continues to sing along to the jolly Christmas song. Once in the woods, they hear a couple laughing while carrying the body. They quickly take cover behind a tree and turn off their flash-lights. The couple begins to get naked when Laurel's phone goes off. The couple stops and shouts "who's there." Laurel quickly gets her phone out of her pocket and ignores the phone call from Frank. The couple shouts again and flees when there is no reply. Michaela asks Laurel why Frank is calling her and that she saw the picture of him without a top on on her phone. ("Pilot") Wes jumps to conclusions and asks Laurel if she told Frank about what they are doing. Michaela gets jealous because they never allowed her to call her fiancée. Laurel admits to them that she slept with Frank but she hasn't told Frank anything. Michaela asks her why they should believe her. Laurel says that she doesn't have to as they aren't friends. Connor tells Laurel that she is a cheater and she agrees. ("We're Not Friends")
Connor and the others burning Sam's body. ("Let's Get to Scooping")
When they reach the a spot far away from the bonfire where they cant be heard or seen, they unravel the body from the rug and cover in twigs and lighter fluid. Wes asks if they all agree as there is no going back. They all agree and Wes lights a match which shines a light on the Sam's face. Wes throws the match on the body and it sets on fire. ("Pilot") While burning the body, Laurel gets another call from Frank. Connor makes a snide comment. Wes suggests that she answer it. Michaela agrees as it strengthens their alibi as you can hear bonfire in the background. Laurel answers it and Frank demands to know where she is. She responds by saying that she's at the bonfire and to stop calling her. Frank wants to explain but Laurel wont let him as he lied her and was using her. He tells her not to shut him out. Laurel ends the call by saying that its too late. ("We're Not Friends") After burning the body, Connor repeatedly hits the burnt corpse, breaking it apart. Michaela looks away and covers her ears as to not hear the bones breaking. Connor stops and asks Michaela for help. Michaela tells him that she is just having a break. Connor won't take no for an answer. Wes and Laurel sit down. Connor tells Michaela that they need to see it through and to grab a trash bag and get to scooping up the bits of the body. He then resumes hitting the body and laughs at the same time. ("Let's Get to Scooping")
Getting rid of Sam's body. ("Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me")
Wes and Michaela carry black bags full of Sam to Connor's car. Laurel is sat in the car while Connor is sat on a rock. Wes infroms the group that they have put in the last bag in the car. Connor tells everyone to get in the car when Michaela realises that she has lost her engagement ring. She tells everyone to wait and that its gone. Everyone stops and turns aroung to look at Michaela. Michaela falls to the ground and looks for it. Michaela repeats "I lost my ring." ("Smile, or Go to Jail") They all return to the woods to search for the missing engagement ring but have no luck finding it. Laurel informs Michaela that its going to be light soon and that they still need to dispose of the body. Michaela refuses to leave until they find it. Wes questions her to see if she had her ring on when they left the house and Michaela says that she did. Connor says that they will have to cancel the wedding. Michaela cries more and Wes tells Connor to stop as they all still need Michaela to return the Trophy back to Asher. Laurel says that Michaela won't be able to do it in her current state. Connor isnt happy about this as he has done his part, and its time for Michaela to do hers. Laurel speaks up and says that she will do it. Connor questions how and Laurel says that she will figure it out. ("We're Not Friends") They all drive to a dumpster. Connor starts throwing the trash bags into the dumpster Laurel also helps. Michaela tries to stop Connor as her ring might be in one of them. Wes tells them all that throwing the body in the dumpster is a bad idea and that they need to get to an incinerator. Connor stops and says that Wes has been outvoted. Michaela grabs one and starts opening it. She puts her hand in and gets body on her fingers. She stands up and says "oh, god." Connor walks over and tells her to grow up. He grabs the last bag and throws it in. Laurel makes sure that there isn't any more. Wes stands there for a moment as he thinks they have messed up. Everyone's ready to leave but Wes still isn't in the car. Connor tells him that the train is leaving and asks him if he's coming. Wes reluctantly gets into the car and they drive off. ("Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me")
Connor goes to see Oliver. ("Let's Get to Scooping")
Connor goes to see Oliver at his apartment and claims that he was in the neighbourhood. Oliver thinks that Connor is on some kind of drug. Connor denies and paces up and down the corridor. Oliver smells something bad and thinks its smoke. Connor tells him that he screwed up and starts having a breakdown. Oliver stares at him for a second, crouches down and puts a hand on is shoulder. Connor repeats "I screwed up" over and over again. ("Let's Get to Scooping") Oliver tells him that everything will be okay and to get inside so that he can tell him everything. ("Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me")
During cover-up after Sinclair's murder Annalise calls 911 and tells them that Catherine had just shoot her. Then she tries to give a gun (first of the students) to Connor. After he says no, she tries to make him angry with her, saying she will ruin Oliver's life and he'll go to jail because of her. In desperation, Connor grabs the gun and actually looks like he could shoot her in the head. But when Michaela jumps between them to save him from himself, he's suddenly awake, realizing what he's doing. Connor drops the gun saying how much he hates Annalise and then, upset and disgusted, runs away.
A month after finishing his first year of law school, In June, Connor is sunbathing on the rooftop with his feet in a paddling pool. Annalise Keating arrives and joins him. Connor informs her to expect Oliver Hampton to ask her for a job at some point. He tells her to refuse him and makes her give her word to him that she won't hire him. ("We're Good People Now")
In September at the start of his second year, Connor meets the other members of the Keating 5 at the lecture hall in Annalise Keating's new legal clinic. They all take their seats and notice a poster of Annalise behind her with 'killer' written across it. She dismisses it and introduces their first client, Karim Assaf, a refugee who is facing deportation following pleading guilty to a possession charge. That night, the gang meets up at Oliver's Apartment to catch up following summer break. The following day, the class presents their ideas of what they would do with the case and Wes Gibbins's idea is chosen, although Laurel Castillo discovered that Karim's daughter was the owner of the drugs. After Michaela Pratt uncovers information that Annalise uses to get Karim's charge dropped to a misdemeanor, the judge still refuses to dismiss Karim's deportation status. Sometime after, Annalise stops him and tells him that she wants to give Oliver a job in the clinic only. He reluctantly agrees and she then tells him about Oliver deleting his Stanford acceptance email. That night, Connor confronts Oliver about Stanford, admitting that he felt like he was ignoring Oliver's needs and that he understands his actions. A confused and upset Oliver decides that it's very unreasonable for Connor to simply forgive him for what he did, and breaks up with Connor. ("We're Good People Now")
Connor looks for apartments while staying with Oliver, who insists that he doesn't have to move out, or be in a hurry to. Connor makes it clear that he's not taking well to the breakup, and occasionally jokes about it. Later at the clinic, Connor explains to the other Keating 5 that he and Oliver have broken up. Annalise then appears and introduces their next client, Irene Crowley who murdered her husband and is now up for parole. After talking with her, Annalise informs him that Irene has chosen Connor personally to be first chair. The following day, Connor starts to present the students with his game plan but the other students are messing around. He then gives them tasks: Laurel and Wes to talk to the sister-in-law, Asher and Michaela to talk to friends of Irene to serve as character witnesses. Connor then goes to the prison where he informs Irene of some of the things she can expect during the parole hearing and tries to get her to open up about her abuse which ultimately lead to her murdering her husband. During the hearing the following day, Connor gets annoyed at the Commissioners which results in Annalise calling for a break. Connor later talks with Irene privately and he comes clean that he has been in the same shoes as Irene. He's killed someone before as a ploy to get her to open up regarding her abuse. Annalise listens outside and tells him off for toying with everyone's lives. Back in the hearing, Irene finally opens up and the Commissioners rule for her parole and she is released immediately. Coming back home, Oliver has made dinner and Connor kisses him and tells him he loves him. Oliver doesn't feel the same way and asks for some space. Connor then moves out. He goes to Michaela's Apartment where he finds out that Michaela and Asher are hooking up. ("There Are Worse Things Than Murder")
At the clinic, Annalise introduces their next client, Toby Solomon who is accused of manslaughter. After getting blindsided in court by the ADA, Annalise asks Connor to ask his boyfriend for his assistance in checking Toby's computer. Connor informs Annalise that they are no longer together but agrees to talk to him anyway. After talking to Oliver, Connor is at the clinic and finds news on Aiden Walker, he's engaged and Asher does everything he can to stop Connor from showing Michaela. He fails and she obsesses over it. Later, after getting removed from the case after finding that Toby withdrew a huge amount of money, Michaela has Oliver call Connor as they are going out. At the casino, Asher is also there and Michaela reveals that she has stolen 20k from Toby and plays roulette and bets it all on black. She wins and continues her winning streak. Connor moves onto the slots while Oliver gets hit on by Matt. Asher notices and goes over to Connor to see whether he is alright with it. He admits thay the guy is attractive but that he's alright. Asher gives him a hug when he hears the roulette dealer call out red as the winner. He rushes over to Michaela. Connor is then approached by Matt who says that Connor is more his type then Oliver. Connor gets angry that he would lead Oliver on when Oliver interrupts. Matt excuses himself and Oliver thinks that Connor tried to sabotage him, which he didn't. Asher and Michaela come over and declare that Michaela lost the money. In the car on the way home, Michaela pawns her ring while Connor apologizes to Oliver in the car. ("Always Bet Black")
Asher Millstone is first chair for the clinic's next client, Tristan Fullerton who is being charged for credit card fraud. Connor and the others sit at the back of the courtroom and cringe at Asher's attempt at being a lawyer. Later at the clinic, Connor is surfing Humper for guys when Michaela notices and asks that he be more respectful to Oliver. Oliver tells them that he doesn't care. Later, Connor is still messaging multiple guys and Michaela tells him to calm down. He disregards her last remark as he later has sex with two students in their dorm room. He asks for their ID, a nod to his recent case with Tristan. Connor is later invited to Wes' surprise party by his girlfriend Meggy Travers. Connor continues to receive messages from Humper and Oliver makes a comment that he will most likely have had sex with half of the guys in the building before the night is over. After surprising Wes, Connor asks Oliver whether he is hooking up with him which Oliver gets defensive about. Connor asks him whether he is ready to get back together as it would stop Connor's wandering eye. Oliver mentions that because he is positive, he finds it more difficult to find guts who are alright with that part of him. ("Don't Tell Annalise")
At the clinic, Wes tells the others that he is having dinner with Meggy's father that night. Simon offers his copy of the outline for the test in exchange for theirs. Connor eagerly accepts but when he looks inside he realizes that he's been pranked. Its a picture of an ass and Simon laughs and asks whether he's turned on. Later, Simon reads out an email he received from the university stating that Annalise has resigned and that they have a new professor. Wes wonders whether the university is actually allowed to fire her but Laurel says that she probably pushed too hard. Later, Simon accuses the Keating 5 of stealing it. He pays particular focus on Michaela who's having none of it and kicks off calling Simon a "spineless, tiny-balled, winey excuse of a man" which forces him to walk away embarrassed and humiliated. That night at Michaela's Apartment, Connor, Laurel, Michaela, and Asher are revising for their upcoming exam. Oliver later arrives with Simon's laptop. Michaela reveals that she stole it for the outline he promised. Oliver shows the others what he found: a copy of the flyer which has been plaguing Annalise. They then show Annalise the following morning who tells them not to worry, that Simon being the culprit behind the flyers is the best outcome they could have hoped for. Annalise later confronts Simon which results in him giving the others his outline at the clinic later. ("It's About Frank")
After coming out of the shower in Michaela's Apartment, he interrupts Asher and Michaela's love quarrel. Due to their exam the next day, she urges the two of them to leave her alone. After the exam, they go to the clinic where Connor, Michaela, Asher and Laurel discuss some of the questions. Simon overhears one and tells them the answer. Connor makes it clear to him that they're not friends. Annalise then enters, back from her suspension and introduces their next client, Daniela Alvodar. Later, at the Keating House, Annalise reveals that the cops are after Wes. Annalise also mentions that Wallace Mahoney is his father. Laurel knew all of this and the others aren't happy that she kept it from them. In court the following day, Laurel tries to sit next to them but the others won't allow it. That night, Connor visits the Keating house where Wes is hiding out from the police. Connor threatens to kill him if he even mentions his name to the police. At the clinic, Connor arrives as the others are setting Oliver up with a date with Thomas. Connor later tries to talk with Oliver but he realizes Oliver just didn't want to be with him. Later, Michaela and Connor eat ice cream at her apartment. Asher arrives and tries to make Michaela jealous but it doesn't work. That night, there's a news story on Mahoney's son turning getting arrested for his father's murder. Connor interrupts Michaela and Asher having sex to show them. They assume that its Wes but it is revealed that it was Charles. ("Is Someone Really Dead?")
At court, the clinic students are shown a video of Edith Duvall who has been poisoned and accuses her children. The three children are the defendants, Nelson, Karen, and Jared. The students prep the siblings for their upcoming deposition. Connor and Simon interview Jared. After Annalise tells the students to find a new suspect and in return, Annalise will give the student an 'A' in her midterm. At the clinic, everyone is searching for potential suspects. Connor talks with Oliver and gets him to hack the university for his GPA. Oliver's phone keeps buzzing and Connor assumes that it's Thomas. The following day at the deposition, Edith is also there. Jared is up and he loses it when his mother jokes about his failing sex life. That night, Connor calls Wes, telling him that Charles has an alibi. Over at the Keating House, Wes catches Annalise in another lie. The others then take it in turns to tell Annalise how they really feel about her. Connor is upset that she didn't let him go to the police after Sam's death. At the clinic later, Annalise gives the 'A' to Laurel for helping her win the case. To celebrate, Laurel offers to but drinks for everyone at the clinic at the bar. Oliver asks whether Connor wants to go with him but he says that he has to study. That night, Oliver arrives drunk at Michaela's Apartment after going to the bar alone. Oliver comes clean that Thomas doesn't want to date a positive guy. Oliver tells him that he misses him and the two kiss and have sex in Michaela's bed. When she and Asher arrive back home later, Asher is overjoyed that the two have made up. ("Call It Mother's Intuition")
Connor and Oliver talking about the proposal. ("I'm Going Away")
Connor was at a gay bar with Oliver, arguing over whether they should marry or not. Connor received a text from Annalise, inviting him and the others to a dinner the following night. That night, Laurel was later late to the dinner, where envelopes awaited each person. Annalise said the letters couldn’t be opened until after dinner. She revealed that she had a hearing about whether she would retain her license to practice law and that she won. Laurel said she couldn’t drink to celebrate because she was having the baby and is due in five months. Annalise then said the envelopes held recommendation letters, as she was cutting them from her team. “We’ve been given a second chance. We don’t need each other anymore. So it’s time to go our separate ways,” she told them, pointing out Wes’ absence. “I ruined him, but I’m not going to ruin all of you.” When an upset Laurel left, Michaela blasted Annalise for her unilateral decision and then stormed off, too, saying, “Have a terrible rest of your life.” Asher followed, saying, “Maybe next time, don’t invite people to a fancy dinner to dump them.” Connor was the least bothered and actually thanked Annalise. Once back home, Connor and Oliver continued their talk about the proposal. Connor told Oliver he wanted to marry him but didn’t want to say yes until things were “normal.” “For once, I want to do something the right way,” ("I'm Going Away")
Connor with the Keating 4 at the law fair. ("I'm Not Her")
In the morning, Connor gets ready for the law fair at his university. Oliver also gets ready to start his first day at his own I.T. company that he made. The Keating 4 went to a law fair, where they met with potential employers. They faced tough questions about their poor grades, commitment level and why they even want to be lawyers. And, of course, they were asked about their internships with Annalise. Later, after everyone but Laurel received callbacks. Connor, who also got no call-backs, started second-guessing whether he wants to be an attorney as Oliver said they all need to pursue their second chances. While the others chose which law firm that they wanted to work with, Connor returned to the fair and tried to get a place at a firm that he quite liked but failed to score a last-minute call-back of his own. He found that Laurel was lying when she said that she had no callbacks when he saw that Laurel was a no-show at her meeting with they called her name, as she was secretly spending her time investigating her dad’s company. Connor, who had been on the outs with Laurel for some time now, found her at Wes' Apartment and offered to be there for her. Naturally, she rejected his offer, but he went on to tearfully share that he hates himself more than she ever could. She urged him to try to move on. ("I'm Not Her")
The guys giving Connor a "Dinnervention." ("It's for the Greater Good")
While on his morning run, Connor decided to drop out of law school and refund his loan. He told the others while at the university. They didn't respond very well and Asher called Michaela, who was at her internship, to give him a pep talk. Connor refused to listen to their bickering and walked out the door telling everyone that he would buy the first round at Debriefed. At the gay club, Connor gets drunk with Asher and Oliver. Oliver gets a call and has to leave and gives the responsibility of looking after Connor to Asher. Asher then calls Frank and gets him to make his special meatballs for when they come over. Later, at Oliver's Apartment, the Keating 4 gather to knock some sense into Connor. Asher and Connor arrive from the bar. The group shared their concerns, however, Connor shuts down and stands his ground. Back at the gay club, Connor spends more of his money and throws some of it at the dancers. Asher notices two guys approaching and presumes that they want to have a foursome, however, Oliver informs Asher that they are Connor's dads, Jeff and Ted Walsh. ("It's for the Greater Good")
Jeff Walsh and Connor talking about Oliver. ("Was She Ever Good at Her Job?")
In the apartment, Connor heard someone at the door and assumed that it was Oliver. Connor then got naked and waited for Oliver to get in. To his surprise, it was Oliver and his dads. Embarrassed, Connor quickly covered up and ran into the bedroom. His stepdad, Ted made a comment about Connor's junk to Jeff. Connor was then forced to host a party for his dad and friends and thought his father only wanted the money from his canceled tuition. He insisted that wasn’t the case. The following day, Connor and his father walked across the university fields. Connor tried to give his father his money back. His dad rejected the check and instead told his son that he was “faking” his happiness with Oliver, who wasn’t right for him, leading him to storm off. That night while he was getting ready for a run, Oliver was talking about going to Jeff's house for Memorial Day. Connor, not really wanting to talk about his father anymore, brushed the idea away and left for his run. ("Was She Ever Good at Her Job?")
Connor after being enlisted in Annalise's class action lawsuit. ("I Love Her")
Bored, drunk and alone at the apartment, Connor talks to a guy on HumpR while Oliver was out and agrees to meet with the guy. Realising what he was prepared to do, he drunkenly goes over to Annalise's apartment at the Easton Hotel where she invites him in and gives him a glass of water. Annalise asks him why he dropped out and Connor tells her that it was because of her, that is she didn't pick him for Keating 5 then he would be interning with some "fancy" firm hooking up with all of the straight guys. He tells her that he almost hooked up with the guy he was talking to on HumpR. Annalise reminds him that he didn't actually go through with it. Connor drags up the past with Sam and Wes' dead bodies. He miserably says that he would rather be in Wes' position, dead than where he is now. She tells him that he is a lot stronger than he knows. Later, after Annalise suffered a loss in her class action lawsuit, she enlisted Connor in her attempt to put her lawsuit back on track with the addition to give him something to do in his free time. ("I Love Her")
Annalise, with Connor, talking to the public about the D.A.. ("Stay Strong, Mama")
Annalise and Connor tried to keep Claudia as a client by going to the prison and encouraging them to stay as part of the lawsuit. It was revealed that the D.A. was threatening to seize her family’s home unless she dropped out of the class action lawsuit. She saw it as an “intimidation tactic” from the state, but was warned by the judge that she might not be the best person for a case with such “public scrutiny.” Annalise confronted Denver and his staff in the D.A’s office, appealing to their conscience. Later, while Annalise’s failed letter-writing that she was tasked to do by her theropist inspired her and Connor to go public with the D.A.’s secret campaign against the prisoners who were signed on her to suit. They held a press conference with Claudia’s son, publicly pleading for an injunction against the D.A.’s office. After getting Claudia's family home back, the two go back to the prison where Annalise gives the option to Claudia to see if she wanted to drop out of the lawsuit. Not only did she want to stay on, she brought a number of other prisoners to be part of the lawsuit. Back in the courtroom, the judge again warned her that she’d face more push-back as the suit goes on, but Annalise asked him, “Which side of justice do you want to be on?” And so, he signed the injunction. Back at home, Oliver brings up the fact that he saw him on the news with Claudia's son, however, Oliver doesn't tell Connor about his extra-curricular activities with Laurel and Michaela. ("Stay Strong, Mama")
Connor proposing to Oliver. ("Nobody Roots for Goliath")
While fooling around in bed, Connor brings up that he has a once in a lifetime case as he gets to be in the same room as the attorney general. Connor also questions why they aren't dead, or at the very least in jail. At the courtroom, Annalise had gathered over 70 candidates for her class action lawsuit. The state attorney general tried to fight it by bringing up Annalise’s sobriety issues, including a recent photo of her holding a bottle of alcohol. Connor suggested she take the stand, but Annalise wasn’t game. Instead, she went to D.A. Denver, arguing that they have a common enemy in the attorney general and should team up to take him down. While at the office, Connor bumps into Laurel who is now working for Bonnie her assistant. Annalise later called a secretary in the D.A.’s office to the stand, and she testified that she placed the liquor bottle on Annalise’s car and took the photo to make Annalise look bad. The following day, Annalise's therapist was called to the stand. Bonnie gave the D.A. the idea that she could get Isaac to indirectly get her class action thrown out but ultimately failed as the class action lawsuit ended up being approved by the judge. When back at home, Oliver and Connor celebrated his victory in court. Connor ended up proposing to Oliver this time with a twisty-tie from their loaf of bread. Oliver's response: “I’m sorry. I’ve been lying to you. We know who killed Wes.” Exposing his extra-curricular activities with Laurel and Michaela. ("Nobody Roots for Goliath")
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the original script his name was Patrick Donahue. He was supposed to be around 25. This was later confirmed in "I Want You to Die".
- On the ABC website, Connor is described as "the smartest person in the room... or at least he likes to think so. A sexy, sly heartbreaker, Connor is used to getting any prize he lays his eyes on, ensuring that he and Michaela will constantly be in competition with each other. No matter how dirty the deed, he'll go to any lengths to earn Annalise's admiration. But what'll happen when she pushes him a step too far? Will his natural confidence be able to carry him through a much darker journey?"
- He is one of the many LGBT characters in the series.
- Connor wanted to blame the murder of Sam Keating on Rebecca Sutter and Wes Gibbins.
- Both Connor and actor who portrays Connor, Jack Falahee are from Michigan.
- Lost his virginity when he was 14.
- While being tested for HIV, he stated that within the past year that he has slept with 30 to 40 different people.
- He mentioned that he was sent to therapy when he was 17 for the 'gay thing', even though in "Was She Ever Good at Her Job?", we learn that his dad is also gay and is married to a man named Ted.
- In order to get into the headspace of Connor Walsh, actor Jack Falahee said he does "a lot of action-based work from Stanislavski." But what also helps him is making separate playlists for different scenes with "emotional prep songs" that he loves. Falahee also does journaling as his character and now, upon advice from a friend, he has begun dipping his hand into the world of character collaging. "I had read Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton, and Johnny Depp was talking about — for his crazy characters — he goes and he does image boards. Like for writing an essay or decorating or however you have it. So I’ve been collaging images but it’s like psychotic. I took it apart."
- Before Jack Falahee was offered the role he said that he "didn't even have an appointment. My buddy who was crashing on my couch, he was going in for Connor. He was like, “Oh man, you got to go in on this.” I was just like, shirt, all right. I had to fight tooth and nail to try to get an appointment because they were going for a different look at the time. But then they eventually circled back and I got in the room, so it worked out."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Connor Walsh/Gallery
Promotional Photos[edit | edit source]
Season 1[edit | edit source]
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Season 3[edit | edit source]
Season 4[edit | edit source]
Season 6[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Where Are Your Parents?"
- "It's All My Fault"
- Jack Falahee on How to Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis, and His Cast BFFs by E. Alex Jung, Vulture (January 29, 2015)