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{{Notice|This article focuses on the [[Season 1]] episode, '''"It's All Her Fault"'''.<br>For the article focusing on the Season 1 finale with a similar name, see '''"[[It's All My Fault]]"'''.}}
 
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| image=How_to_Get_Away_with_Murder_1x02.png
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|name = It's All Her Fault
| name=It's All Her Fault
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|image = It's All Her Fault.png
| season_num=1
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|season_num = 1
| ep_num=02
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|ep_num = 02
| air_date=October 2, 2014
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|air_date = October 2, 2014
| viewers = 12.15
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|viewers = 11.94<ref>http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/10/20/how-to-get-away-with-murder-has-biggest-adults-18-49-ratings-increase-parenthood-tops-percentage-gains-the-blacklist-tops-viewer-gains-in-live-7-ratings-for-week-ending-october-5/317313/</ref>
| writer=[[Pete Nowalk]]
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|writer = [[Pete Nowalk]]
| director=[[Bill D'Elia]]
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|director = [[Bill D'Elia]]
| starring=[[Viola Davis]] - [[Annalise Keating]]<br />[[Billy Brown]] - [[Nate Lahey]]<br />[[Alfred Enoch]] - [[Wes Gibbins]]<br />[[Jack Falahee]] - [[Connor Walsh]]<br />[[Katie Findlay]] - [[Rebecca Sutter]]<br />[[Aja Naomi King]] - [[Michaela Pratt]]<br />[[Matt McGorry]] - [[Asher Millstone]]<br />[[Karla Souza]] - [[Laurel Castillo]]<br />[[Charlie Weber]] - [[Frank Delfino]]<br />[[Liza Weil]] - [[Bonnie Winterbottom]]
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|starring = [[Viola Davis]] - Professor [[Annalise Keating]] <br> [[Billy Brown]] - Detective [[Nate Lahey]] <br> [[Alfred Enoch]] - [[Wes Gibbins]] <br> [[Jack Falahee]] - [[Connor Walsh]] <br> [[Katie Findlay]] - [[Rebecca Sutter]] <br> [[Aja Naomi King]] - [[Michaela Pratt]] <br> [[Matt McGorry]] - [[Asher Millstone]] <br> [[Karla Souza]] - [[Laurel Castillo]] <br> [[Charlie Weber]] - [[Frank Delfino]] <br> [[Liza Weil]] - [[Bonnie Winterbottom]]
| guests=[[Tom Verica]] - [[Sam Keating]] <br> [[Conrad Ricamora]] - [[Oliver]] <br> [[Laura Coover]] - [[Eloise St. Vincent]] <br> and [[Steven Weber]] - [[Max St. Vincent]]
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|guests = [[Tom Verica]] - [[Sam Keating]] <br> [[Conrad Ricamora]] - [[Oliver Hampton]] <br> [[Laura Coover]] - [[Eloise St. Vincent]] <br> [[Steven Weber]] - [[Max St. Vincent]]
| costars= [[Jill Remez]] - [[Lucinda Blair|Prosecutor Lucinda Blair]] <br> [[John Eric Montana]] - [[Robert Hemmings|Judge]] <br> [[Tye Alexander]] - [[John Dorsey|Officer John Dorsey]] <br> [[Susanne Sena]] - [[Mrs. Taylor|Best Friend]] <br> [[Wes Armstrong]] - [[Bill]] <br> [[#D|Lynn Ann Leveridge]] - [[#D|Medical Examiner]] <br> [[#D|Missy Doty]] - [[#D|Receptionist]] <br> [[#D|Danielle Barbosa]] - [[#D|Angry Spectator #1]] <br> [[#D|Hugh Holub]] - [[#D|Angry Spectator #2]] <br> [[#D|Cheryl Getuiza]] - [[#D|Reporter #1]] <br> [[#D|Lee Lourdes]] - [[#D|Reporter #2]]
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|costars = [[Jill Remez]] - Prosecutor [[Lucinda Blair]] <br> [[John Eric Montana]] - Judge [[Robert Hemmings]] <br> [[Tye Alexander]] - Officer [[Jake Dorsey]] <br> [[Susanne Sena]] - [[Mrs. Taylor]] <br> [[Wes Armstrong]] - [[Season 1/Minor Characters#"It's All Her Fault"|Bill]] <br> [[Lynn Ann Leveridge]] - [[Season 1/Minor Characters#"It's All Her Fault"|Medical Examiner]] <br> [[Missy Doty]] - [[Season 1/Minor Characters#"It's All Her Fault"|Receptionist]] <br> [[Danielle Barbosa]] - Angry Spectator #1 <br> [[Hugh Holub]] - Angry Spectator #2 <br> [[Cheryl Getuiza]] - [[Season 1/Minor Characters#"It's All Her Fault"|Reporter #1]] <br> [[Lee Lourdes]] - [[Season 1/Minor Characters#"It's All Her Fault"|Reporter #2]]
|archive = [[Lenny Platt]] - [[Griffin O'Reilly]] <br> [[Megan West]] - [[Lila Stangard]]
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|previous = [[Pilot]]
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|next = [[Smile, or Go to Jail]]}}
 
"'''It's All Her Fault'''" is the 2nd episode of '''''[[How to Get Away with Murder]]'''''.
 
"'''It's All Her Fault'''" is the 2nd episode of '''''[[How to Get Away with Murder]]'''''.
   
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
[[Annalise]] takes on a new client, [[Max St. Vincent]], an eccentric millionaire who is the key suspect in his wife’s brutal murder. All the clues point to St. Vincent as the killer, but Annalise challenges her students to prove he's innocent – whether that's the truth or not. Meanwhile, Annalise deals with issues in her own home when her growing suspicions that [[Sam]] is somehow involved in [[Lila's]] disappearance start to affect their marriage. In flash forwards, we go back to the night of the murder and learn that [[Wes]] might be hiding a few secrets of his own.
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[[Annalise Keating|Annalise]] takes on a new client, [[Max St. Vincent]], an eccentric millionaire who is the key suspect in his [[Marjorie St. Vincent|wife's]] brutal murder. All the clues point to St. Vincent as the killer, but Annalise challenges her students to prove he's innocent – whether that's the truth or not. Meanwhile, Annalise deals with issues in her own home when her growing suspicions that [[Sam Keating|Sam]] is somehow involved in [[Lila Stangard|Lila]]'s disappearance start to affect their marriage. In flash forwards, we go back to the night of the murder and learn that [[Wes Gibbins|Wes]] might be hiding a few secrets of his own.<ref>http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20140916abc04/</ref>
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
{{Quote|''Previously on How to Get Away with Murder...''}}
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Two months and three weeks ago: [[Annalise Keating|Annalise]] reads a newspaper article posing a question about [[Lila Stangard]]'s death. Was it an accident or was it murder? 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.
[[Wes]] discovers [[Annalise]] having an affair with [[Nate]]. {{E|Pilot}} And meets her husband, [[Sam Keating]]. {{E|Pilot}} Wes asks if [[Rebecca]] would join him for a drink, but is turned down. {{E|Pilot}} The body of [[Lila Stangard]] is found, leading Annalise to think the [[Griffin|boyfriend]] did it. {{E|Pilot}} Wes, [[Michaela]], [[Connor]], and [[Laurel]] burn Sam Keating's body in the woods. {{E|Pilot}}
 
   
==='''Teaser'''===
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[[Max St. Vincent|Max]] shows [[Annalise Keating|Annalise]] and her team the room where his [[Marjorie St. Vincent|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 Walsh|Connor]] to play the role of his dead wife so he can act out how he murdered his wife according to the prosecution. He has the moves for sure. Max said there were three cops at the scene, but only two were listed on the report. Annalise sends [[Wes Gibbins|Wes]] to the police department to retrieve the supplemental arrest record. The clerk believes he’s with the DA's office, so she turns it over to him no questions asked.
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It's a Bonfire Celebration night for the football team at [[Middleton University]]. We see a large group of students gathered around a bonfire, celebrating wild and drunk. Meanwhile, deep in the woods, [[Michaela]], [[Connor]], and [[Laurel]] wait nervously by a corpse. “He should be here by now,” Michaela states. Connor tells them that everything is fine, but Michaela is unsure. She wonders what if they got caught, or went to the police, or ''she'' convinced him to pin it on them. “He wouldn't do that,” Connor states. “He wouldn't, but ''she'' would,” Michaela replies. “Stop,” Connor exclaims, “okay, it's gonna be fine.” Michaela tells him to think about it, how they got there, it's all ''her'' fault. “It's not ''her'' fault,” Laurel buts in, “we're all to blame.” Michaela states that she is going to call Aiden. “Michaela-” Connor says before getting interrupted by Michaela who states that she ''never'' agreed to this. “Because you had a meltdown, you could barely form a sentence,” Connor exclaims, “so shut up, sit down, and stop acting like a bitch baby.” Michaela angrily tells him not to tell her how to feel right now. Before Connor can reply, they are interrupted by a “Hey.” This scares Michaela, resulting in a scream, but it's revealed to be [[Wes]]. He apologizes for taking so long, explaining that he went back for something. He pulls out a blood covered golden statue.
 
   
''2 ½ Months Earlier''
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[[Wes Gibbins|Wes's]] neighbor, [[Rebecca Sutter|Rebecca]], swings by at three in the morning to use his shower. It's cool. Wes was up. He can't help gazing at her as she undresses before heading behind the door. The next morning, Wes sees on the news that [[Lila Stangard]]'s death has been ruled a homicide. He recognizes the photo of her boyfriend, [[Griffin O'Reilly]], as being the same guy who rushed out of Rebecca's apartment not too long ago. Wes has no time to digest this, as he turns over the arrest report. [[Annalise Keating|Annalise]] effectively uses it to discredit the cop who bogusly claimed to have found the hunting knife that was used as the murder weapon.
   
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[[Connor Walsh|Connor]] uses his "[[Oliver Hampton|Booty Call IT Guy]]" to get info to discredit [[Marjorie St. Vincent|Marjorie's]] [[Mrs. Taylor|best friend]], who would likely testify that [[Max St. Vincent|Max]] killed his wife to avoid a divorce. [[Frank Delfino|Frank]] takes [[Michaela Pratt|Michaela]] and [[Asher Millstone|Asher]] with him to help him find a witness to corroborate his alibi. Thanks to a little blackmail, the mission is accomplished. Max's daughter, [[Eloise St. Vincent|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.
It's early in the morning, [[Annalise Keating]] sits at her kitchen bar, reading the newspaper story regarding the disappearance of [[Lila Stangard]]. She is startled by the arrival of her husband, [[Sam]], who wonders if there is anything new, regarding the newspaper. “Doesn't look like it,” Annalise replies before turning the page. Sam comments that it makes sense, and proceeds to kiss his wife on the cheek. “All that time her body was in that water tank probably destroyed any evidence,” Sam says, resulting in Annalise giving him a suspicious look. As Sam pours coffee in his to-go cup, he reveals that he is going to be home late, as Dean Jovovich wants him at the meeting about how to handle the grief counseling. “Really?” Annalise asks, “Because you knew her?” “Because he wants someone there from the psych department.” Annalise nods. “But who knows?” Sam adds on, “Maybe that's apart of it too.” He kisses his wife one last time before leaving.
 
   
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[[Annalise Keating|Annalise]] assures [[Max St. Vincent|Max]] that if he lies to her again he no longer has an attorney. At home, she checks [[Sam Keating|Sam's]] phone for messages from [[Lila Stangard]]. She finds an innocent one. She flat-out asks Sam if he slept with his student. It's happened before. Sam assures Annalise that there was nothing going on between him and Lila. They kiss and make up. Then it's back to work. Even if Max did kill his first wife, the team's only concern is proving that he didn't kill the [[Marjorie St. Vincent|second one]]. [[Laurel Castillo|Laurel]] has an idea of how to do just that. After all, Max is a hunter. He knows how to kill. Yet the crime scene suggests that the murderer does not.
[[Annalise]] is later seen giving a lecture in class, she states that one question she is always asked is if she knows her client is guilty or innocent, and every time her answer is the same – she doesn't care. “It's not because I'm heartless, although that's up for debate, but because my clients, like all of us here in this room, lie. And that makes them unknowable.” Annalise uses [[Asher Millstone]] for an example. She asks if he is really who he says he is, or if there are any other sordid details. “I can assure you I'd never hurt a fly,” Asher replies, resulting in [[Connor]] rolling his eyes. “So you say,” Annalise states. She then tells her students to look around them, the [[Laurel|quiet girl]] they share notes with, the cute guy they have a crush on, the [[Michaela|gunner]] who talks too much in class, and to ask themselves if they ''really'' know who anyone is. “Your instincts better be good, or you'll find yourself choosing the wrong people to make a study group with, to sleep with, or even marry,” Annalise states, “Just ask [[Margery St. Vincent]],” she says before using a remote to turn on a television screen with a brunette's picture on it. She is the heir to her family's billion dollar department store fortune until she was stabbed 16 times in the master bedroom of her Gladwin mansion, Annalise adds on, as she shows pictures of the crime scene. “The alleged killer: her husband, of course, [[Max St. Vincent]].”
 
   
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[[Annalise Keating|Annalise]] has [[Max St. Vincent|Max]] demonstrate how to kill an animal humanely. He used this method to kill his first wife. An expert confirms that Max's first wife was murdered by someone who knew a lot about anatomy. The slayer of his [[Marjorie St. Vincent|second wife]] did not. There's no way these two women were killed by the same person. [[Wes Gibbins|Wes]] takes note of [[Eloise St. Vincent|Eloise]] during this testimony. He believes she's the killer, exacting revenge to frame her dad after she found out he killed her mom. He has no idea that [[Frank Delfino|Frank]] had already presented this likelihood to Annalise. None of that matters now. The case has gone to the jury. Max St. Vincent is found not guilty.
[[Annalise]] and her five student employees, along with [[Bonnie]] and [[Frank]] are next seen walking through [[Max St. Vincent's]] mansion, as the latter discusses meeting his wife. He was shopping for his daughter [[Eloise's]] fourth birthday. His first wife had just died, so he wanted to get his daughter something special. When [[Margery]] saw Max struggling to speak to the store owner in French for a moment, she started to translate. “I knew this was the woman for me,” Max reminisces, “and 20 years later she is still the only woman who knew how to make me happy.” [[Michaela]] seems touched by the tale, but Max continues, stating that only as happy as someone could be when stuck in something as “barbaric” as the institution of marriage, “Don't you agree, Ms. Keating?” he asks. “Let's keep it moving,” she states, clearly unamused.<br />
 
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Max leads them into the master bedroom where the bed and walls are seen covered in blood. “I asked Max to preserve the crime scene until after the trial was over,” Annalise reveals, “You never know what forensic clues you might find to help our case later,” she adds on. “And the room needed some color anyway,” Max also adds, leaving Michaela and [[Asher]] uncomfortable. Frank looks over at a disturbed [[Wes]] and asks if he is going to throw up. “No, I'm good,” Wes replies, clearly uncomfortable. Annalise tells her students/employees to look around the room, take photos, be the fresh eyes they need to help this case. [[Connor]] takes a picture of a blood stained lamp. [[Laurel]] takes notes of what she sees. [[Asher]] snaps a picture of the blood stained bed. The students continue taking notes, taking pictures, and looking around until Max asks if “it's time.” Annalise confirms this. Max states that he needs a volunteer, asking one of the gals who both don't reply. Connor steps forward, offering to do it. “Hm, very well, you're about as pretty as my wife was,” Max remarks, before pushing Connor onto the bed, grossing out Laurel. “The forensic report claims Margery was in bed reading when I joined her with uh,” Max then asks to borrow Laurel's pen. He goes on to say that the reports says he hid the knife and got into sexual positions, and just as they were about to kiss, he would stab his wife, but hit an artery which resulted in blood spewing everywhere, hence the blood stained walls. The report then states he'd stab Margery 15 more times afterward, finally killing her. All during this, he'd use the pen as the knife and demonstrate this on Connor, leaving the other students creeped out. “Or so that's the prosecution's theory,” Annalise points out. Max chuckles, wishing them good luck proving this “theory”.
 
   
''HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER''
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In random updates, [[Nate Lahey|Nate]] warns [[Annalise Keating|Annalise]] to be careful about embarrassing cops on the stand. He also assures her that the two of them are done. He threatens to tell [[Sam Keating|Sam]] about the two of them if she ever calls him again. [[Rebecca Sutter|Rebecca]] tells [[Wes Gibbins|Wes]] that she was not [[Lila Stangard]]'s friend. [[Connor Walsh|Connor]] makes up with [[Oliver Hampton|Booty Call IT Guy]] by buying him takeout after initially blowing off their dinner date.
   
==='''Act I'''===
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In a flash-forward, we see that [[Wes Gibbins|Wes]] lied about the coin toss to make sure that the group went back to get the dead body. He's the one who purchases the lighter fluid used to set the body ablaze. He buys a burner phone while in the store. He makes a call, assuring whoever is on the other end of the line that he convinced the others to help take care of the problem. Wes vows that they will protect this yet-to-be-revealed person.
Back at [[Annalise's]] work, [[Frank]] places a few large binders on a table. "The murder book," he calls it, "given to us by the prosecution with all the evidence on [[Max's]] case." He tells the five students to look through it and find anything that can help them. As the students each pick up a binder, [[Bonnie]] turns to Annalise, telling her that Max said there were three officers on the scene of the crime, but only two showed up on the report. Annalise states that they need the originals. "I was thinking we send the puppy," Bonnie says, referring to [[Wes]]. Annalise agrees, calling Wes to her office. As Wes follows his boss, Connor wonders out loud what they think is going on with them. "What do you mean?" [[Asher]] asks. Connor says they've all learned their spots there, and refers to Wes as "wait list." [[Laurel]] tells her coworker not to call him that. Asher comments that maybe Wes is Annalise's secret baby and that she gave him up for adoption. "Because all black people are related?" [[Michaela]] asks, offended by what Asher said. "My point is," Connor continues, "something is going on here. Otherwise, why would he be here?" "Why are any of you here?" Bonnie asks, approaching the four students, "That's the question I'm still asking myself." The students look at her, but she walks away, past Frank.
 
   
[[Wes]] is sat in a chair in [[Annalise's]] office; his boss stands. "[[Frank]] says you're having second thoughts about the job," Annalise states, "and what Frank thinks, I usually agree with." Annalise gets in Wes' face and asks if Frank is right, is he regretting his decision to join them? "No, I'm happy to be here," Wes says. Annalise nods, "Good, let's give you more responsibility then." She holds up a piece of paper, telling him to go to this police department and get the supplement of the police report for [[Max St. Vincent]]. She adds on for him not to give them his name or her's. "You think you can handle that?" she asks. "Yes," Wes replies after a moment of seeming unsure. "Good, now get out," Annalise says before sitting behind her desk.
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[[Annalise Keating|Annalise]] checks [[Sam Keating|Sam's]] phone again. She finds that the innocent message she saw before has been deleted. She heads out to see [[Nate Lahey|Nate]]. She tells him that Sam and [[Lila Stangard|Lila]] were close. He may have had something to do with her murder. Annalise needs Nate to check out her husband's alibi. He agrees to do so just before warning her to be careful. When Annalise returns home, she makes passionate love to Sam. The tears running down her face after they are done suggests she did this simply so he wouldn't know she's suspicious.
   
"I just need the supplemental arrest report on [[Max St. Vincent]]," [[Wes]] says to a medical examiner at the police department. "Are you flipping kidding me?" she asks. Wes is confused. "Of course you're not. [[Lucinda]] teaches you this when you start working for her, right? Like the rest of us only exist to serve the D.A.'s office," the medical examiner adds on as she searches through files. "D.A.'s office?" Wes asks, confused. The examiner continues, "It's like that woman looks for ways to waste my time. You can tell that to Lucinda, okay?" she says, handing Wes the report. Wes nods, saying "sure." He exits the room, and the examiner heads back in. Wes looks at the file and sighs.
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[[Wes Gibbins|Wes]] returns home to his apartment to find [[Rebecca Sutter|Rebecca]] being arrested. He tells her to not say anything. Wes sees on the news that [[Griffin O'Reilly]] has also been arrested. The two of them are suspects in the murder of [[Lila Stangard]]. Rebecca has a history of drug charges. Wes realizes she hid something in his bathroom the night she came in to shower. It's a cell phone.
   
That night, [[Wes]] sits on the bed in his apartment, studying the murder book when he hears a knock at his door. He looks at the clock and sees it's 3:48AM. He gets up and opens the door where he finds [[Rebecca]] standing in a towel. "The dumb strippers upstairs must have flushed the drugs down the toilet because now there's disgustingness coming out of my shower drain, can I use your's?" Wes doesn't know how to respond; Rebecca tells him that it'll only take a minute, as she cannot sleep until she has washed all of the beer and frat boy stench off of her. Wes opens his door more so Rebecca can enter. The girl looks around, commenting that she liked [[Rudy's]] setup better. "Uh, Rudy?" Wes asks. "Yeah, he's the freak who lived here before you," Rebecca replies. She adds that Wes kind of reminds her of Rudy, maybe because they both have a crazed look on their face all the time. Wes looks back at his book as Rebecca strips down. "It's probably a law school thing," she says. Wes looks back up with a smile, commenting that he guesses, but is surprised to see her naked. Rebecca looks back, covering her breasts. Wes states that he should probably get back to his work; he looks back at his book. Rebecca looks back at him as she closes the bathroom door.
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In a flash forward, we once again see [[Wes Gibbins|Wes]] making the call vowing to protect someone. This person is staying in Room 203 of a hotel. The identity of the subject he's been calling is revealed. It's [[Rebecca Sutter|Rebecca]]. Wes promises that he won't leave her again. He kisses her, promising that she's safe.
   
==='''Act II'''===
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* This episode scored 12.15 million viewers.
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* After Sam's murder, Wes meet Rebecca, showing that he was protecting her.
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* When Annalise asks Sam if he's cheating her with Lila, she mentions that this has happened before.
   
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* It's revealed that Rebecca is part of Sam's murder.
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* Rebecca mentions [[Rudy Walters|Rudy]] and talk about his mental problems, we meet Rudy several episodes after.
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* [[Nate Lahey|Nate]] dumped Annalise.
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* Annalise finds out that Sam was cheating on her with Lila.
   
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** '''It's All her Fault -''' [[Michaela Pratt]]
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Latest revision as of 20:34, April 17, 2019

This article focuses on the Season 1 episode, "It's All Her Fault".
For the article focusing on the Season 1 finale with a similar name, see "It's All My Fault".

"It's All Her Fault" is the 2nd episode of How to Get Away with Murder.

SummaryEdit

Annalise takes on a new client, Max St. Vincent, an eccentric millionaire who is the key suspect in his wife's brutal murder. All the clues point to St. Vincent as the killer, but Annalise challenges her students to prove he's innocent – whether that's the truth or not. Meanwhile, Annalise deals with issues in her own home when her growing suspicions that Sam is somehow involved in Lila's disappearance start to affect their marriage. In flash forwards, we go back to the night of the murder and learn that Wes might be hiding a few secrets of his own.[2]

PlotEdit

Two months and three weeks ago: Annalise reads a newspaper article posing a question about Lila Stangard's death. Was it an accident or was it murder? 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.

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. He has the moves for sure. 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 clerk believes he’s with the DA's office, so she turns it over to him no questions asked.

Wes's neighbor, Rebecca, swings by at three in the morning to use his shower. It's cool. Wes was up. He can't help gazing at her as she undresses before heading behind the door. The next morning, Wes sees on the news that Lila Stangard's death has been ruled a homicide. He recognizes the photo of her boyfriend, Griffin O'Reilly, as being the same guy who rushed out of Rebecca's apartment not too long ago. Wes has no time to digest this, as he 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 his "Booty Call IT Guy" to get info to discredit Marjorie's best friend, who would likely testify that Max killed his wife to avoid a divorce. Frank takes Michaela and Asher with him to help him find a witness to corroborate his alibi. Thanks to a little blackmail, the mission is accomplished. 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.

Annalise assures Max that if he lies to her again he no longer has an attorney. At home, she checks Sam's phone for messages from Lila Stangard. She finds an innocent one. She flat-out asks Sam if he slept with his student. It's happened before. Sam assures Annalise that there was nothing going on between him and Lila. They kiss and make up. Then it's back to work. Even if Max did kill his first wife, the team's only concern is proving that he didn't kill the second one. Laurel has an idea of how to do just that. After all, Max is a hunter. He knows how to kill. Yet the crime scene suggests that the murderer does not.

Annalise has Max demonstrate how to kill an animal humanely. He used this method to kill his first wife. An expert confirms that Max's first wife was murdered by someone who knew a lot about anatomy. The slayer of his second wife did not. There's no way these two women were killed by the same person. Wes takes note of Eloise during this testimony. He believes she's the killer, exacting revenge to frame her dad after she found out he killed her mom. He has no idea that Frank had already presented this likelihood to Annalise. None of that matters now. The case has gone to the jury. Max St. Vincent is found not guilty.

In random updates, Nate warns Annalise to be careful about embarrassing cops on the stand. He also assures her that the two of them are done. He threatens to tell Sam about the two of them if she ever calls him again. Rebecca tells Wes that she was not Lila Stangard's friend. Connor makes up with Booty Call IT Guy by buying him takeout after initially blowing off their dinner date.

In a flash-forward, we see that Wes lied about the coin toss to make sure that the group went back to get the dead body. He's the one who purchases the lighter fluid used to set the body ablaze. He buys a burner phone while in the store. He makes a call, assuring whoever is on the other end of the line that he convinced the others to help take care of the problem. Wes vows that they will protect this yet-to-be-revealed person.

Annalise checks Sam's phone again. She finds that the innocent message she saw before has been deleted. She heads out to see Nate. She tells him that Sam and Lila were close. He may have had something to do with her murder. Annalise needs Nate to check out her husband's alibi. He agrees to do so just before warning her to be careful. When Annalise returns home, she makes passionate love to Sam. The tears running down her face after they are done suggests she did this simply so he wouldn't know she's suspicious.

Wes returns home to his apartment to find Rebecca being arrested. He tells her to not say anything. Wes sees on the news that Griffin O'Reilly has also been arrested. The two of them are suspects in the murder of Lila Stangard. Rebecca has a history of drug charges. Wes realizes she hid something in his bathroom the night she came in to shower. It's a cell phone.

In a flash forward, we once again see Wes making the call vowing to protect someone. This person is staying in Room 203 of a hotel. The identity of the subject he's been calling is revealed. It's Rebecca. Wes promises that he won't leave her again. He kisses her, promising that she's safe.

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  • This episode scored 12.15 million viewers.
  • After Sam's murder, Wes meet Rebecca, showing that he was protecting her.
  • When Annalise asks Sam if he's cheating her with Lila, she mentions that this has happened before.

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  • It's revealed that Rebecca is part of Sam's murder.
  • Rebecca mentions Rudy and talk about his mental problems, we meet Rudy several episodes after.
  • Nate dumped Annalise.
  • Annalise finds out that Sam was cheating on her with Lila.

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  • When the guys (Laurel, Connor and Michaela) are waiting for Wes in the woods, Michaela discusses with them saying that maybe they (Wes and Rebecca) betrayed them and that "It's all her fault".

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