"Freakin' Whack-a-Mole" is the sixth episode of the first season of How to Get Away with Murder.


A case gets personal for Annalise and the team when their client is a man from the projects who was sentenced to death by Asher's father several years ago. Meanwhile, Wes is still angry at Annalise for hiding information about Lila’s case, so Annalise must convince him to get back in line. In flash-forwards, we find out exactly where Asher was on the night of the murder.[2]


Notes and TriviaEdit


  • This episode scored 8.68 million viewers.
  • The episode reportedly takes place around November 7, 2014 according to a news story. This fits the timeline as around 5 weeks later, the Night of the Bonfire occurs.[3]

Important EventsEdit

  • Asher and Bonnie are seen in bed together after having sex, though no foreplay or kissing is shown. The lead up to this moment happens in a later episode.)


  • Connor is driving his car with Laurel, Michaela and Wes (along with Sam's body) when out of nowhere, Asher comes walking across the road, nearly knocking him down. The gang are incredibly nervous that he’d see them but thankfully didn’t, as Asher is paying more attention to his phone (and who is on the other side). After the road becomes clear, Connor began to speak, hinting at the nights activities. “This is freakin’ Whack-a-Mole.”


Song Artist Scene
"Evil Voices" The Faint Annalise & Bonnie tells the group what info they need to find; Montage of the group is going over the case files, calling people involved in the case, talking, making & drinking coffee, and sleep.
"Tumbling Lights" The Acid Annalise tells Sam she's taken care of everything, he asks her why she did what she did; Wes & Rebecca come to the Keatings home; Nate gets photos of Frank; Asher places the trophy on his shelf.
"Briar Path (Instrumental version)" Eraas Annalise tells her student the back story of their next case - a death row case; Annalise does to the prison to visit her client, she tells him they've been granted an appeal for his case.
"Dress Walker" Liars Annalise tells the group they have 64 hours to win the case; Wes & Laurel visit the client's former attorney; Michaela & Connor visit the original prosecutor; Bonnie & Asher visit the eyewitness.
"Burn It (feat. Di'Alo)" Skee-Ball During a fashforward, Asher dances around his apartment when he receives a phone call, he talks for a bit then he notices that the trophy is missing from his shelf, he ends the call.



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