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This page is dedicated to the fourth season of ABC's How to Get Away with Murder. The series was renewed for a fourth season on February 10, 2017, by ABC.[1]

The season consists of a total of fifteen episodes and premiered on September 28, 2017 with "I'm Going Away" and concluded with "Nobody Else Is Dying" on March 15, 2018.

Season Summary


After Wes' death, Annalise (Viola Davis), Michaela (Aja Naomi King), Connor (Jack Falahee), Asher (Matt McGorry) and Laurel (Karla Souza) all struggle to move on with their lives, but when a new mystery involving one of their own unfolds throughout the season, relationships are fractured, secrets are exposed and yet another terrifying truth is revealed.

"How to Get Away with Murder" stars Academy Award®-nominee Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom and Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton.[2]


For a breakdown of the characters' appearances, check here.
For a list of all of the cast and crew members, check here.


Note: "*" denotes appeared in the Scandal episode, "Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself".

Special Guest Star

Note: "*" denotes appeared in the Scandal episode, "Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself".

Guest Starring

Episodic Cast

Note: "*" denotes appeared in the Scandal episode, "Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself".



Main article: Season 4/Crew




No. Title Directed by Written by Airdate Viewers (million)
1 "I'm Going Away" Jet Wilkinson Pete Nowalk September 28, 2017 3.96[3]
I'm Going Away.png In the wake of Wes’ tragic death, Annalise returns to her family home to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, and realizes that, in order to rebuild, she must make a tough and shocking decision. Meanwhile, “the Keating 4” all face an uncertain future while Laurel becomes obsessed with finding out what actually happened to Wes the night he died. In a flash-forward, a terrifying crime is committed and everyone is a suspect.
2 "I'm Not Her" Paris Barclay Maya Goldsmith October 5, 2017 3.88[4]
I'm Not Her.png While Annalise reconnects with an important client from her past, she continues to struggle to move forward in her personal life. Meanwhile, the “Keating 4” find it difficult to move past their tarnished reputations; and in a flash-forward, details to a tragic crime begin to unfold.
3 "It's for the Greater Good" Nicole Rubio Erika Harrison October 12, 2017 3.88[5]
It's for the Greater Good.png Annalise takes on a case for the greater good and quickly realizes the stakes are much higher than she originally thought. Meanwhile, Laurel asks Michaela to help get information regarding Wesdeath and Connor makes a major life decision that is not supported by the group. In a flash-forward, a surprising confrontation during the night of the crime is revealed.
4 "Was She Ever Good at Her Job?" Mike Smith Michael Russo October 19, 2017 3.56[6]
Was She Ever Good at Her Job.png Feeling like she’s found her purpose again, Annalise focuses on developing her big case and Bonnie grows suspicious. Meanwhile, Connor gets a surprise visit from his dad, and Laurel turns to an old friend to relieve some stress.
5 "I Love Her" Lexi Alexander Sarah L. Thompson October 26, 2017 3.56[7]
I Love Her.png Bonnie's suspicions about Annalise's big case drive her to surprising lengths to get answers, while flashbacks reveal the genesis of the two women's long and complicated history; and the flash forward reveals the shocking whereabouts of one of the Keating 4.
6 "Stay Strong, Mama" Cherie Nowlan Morenike Balogun November 2, 2017 3.56[8]
Stay Strong, Mama.png A former colleague helps Annalise with her class action lawsuit; Laurel continues to investigate her father's company; Asher confronts Michaela about her odd behavior; details about Isaac's past are revealed.
7 "Nobody Roots for Goliath" Nzingha Stewart Daniel Robinson November 9, 2017 3.70[9]
Nobody Roots for Goliath.png When Annalise's resolve to certify her class action lawsuit is tested, a surprising ally comes to her aid. Meanwhile, Laurel and Michaela hit a roadblock after someone discovers their plans to take down Laurel's father.
8 "Live. Live. Live." Rob Hardy Joe Fazzio November 16, 2017 3.72[10]
Live. Live. Live..png Annalise is confronted with disturbing news involving one of Isaac's patients; the investigation into Wes' murder comes to a head; details of the whereabouts of Laurel's baby are revealed.
9 "He's Dead" Jet Wilkinson Abby Ajayi January 18, 2018 3.80[11]
He's Dead.png As a police investigation gets underway after Simon’s accidental shooting, the “K4” deal with a new set of obstacles. Meanwhile, a distraught Annalise finds herself in an unimaginable situation as Laurel and her baby struggle to cling to life.
10 "Everything We Did Was For Nothing" Jonathan Brown Matthew Cruz January 25, 2018 3.54[12]
She Keeps Secrets.png As Laurel struggles to come to terms with what happened on that tragic night, Annalise and Frank work together to do what they believe is best for the group. Meanwhile, details involving a past murder come to light as Annalise continues to build her class action.
11 "He's a Bad Father" Marta Cunningham Maya Goldsmith February 1, 2018 3.68[13]
He's a Bad Father.png An important person in Laurel’s life comes to town to help her as private details regarding her past are revealed. Meanwhile, Annalise encounters an obstacle involving a potential plaintiff for her class action.
12 "Ask Him About Stella" Stephen Cragg Tess Leibowitz February 8, 2018 3.26[14]
Ask Him About Stella.png Annalise deals with an unforeseen issue after damaging details about a key witness are exposed in her case to help Laurel. Meanwhile, the “K4” continue their efforts to help build a case for Annalise’s class action lawsuit.
13 "Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" Zetna Fuentes Morenike Balogun & Sarah L. Thompson March 1, 2018 4.14[15]
Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.png As Annalise’s class-action case hangs in the balance, a meeting with the esteemed Washington D.C. fixer, Olivia Pope, proves to be crucial in getting the opportunity to argue her case in the nation’s highest court. Meanwhile, Bonnie discovers concerning information pertaining to Simon that threatens to expose what really happened during night he was shot.
14 "The Day Before He Died" Scott Printz Joe Fazzio March 8, 2018 3.36[16]
The Day Before He Died.png Annalise helps the “Keating 4” concoct a plan to prepare for another round of questioning after detectives get a break involving Simon’s case. Meanwhile, Laurel discovers new details about the night Wes was killed which lead to a surprising confrontation.
15 "Nobody Else Is Dying" Jet Wilkinson Pete Nowalk March 15, 2018 3.83[17]
Nobody Else Is Dying.png Annalise and her inner circle deal with the aftermath of a suspicious death that culminates with a shocking arrest; a new development involving one of their own changes everything.

Notes and Trivia

  • Production began on May 8, 2017, when one of the writers of the show announced on Twitter that the writing staff was in full swing mapping and writing the fourth season.[18]
  • Filming is scheduled to start on July 11, 2017 and wrap January 27, 2018.[19]
    • Filming officially wrapped on February 10, 2018.[20]
  • The writers started working on the season on May 8, 2017.[21]
  • The table read for the first episode of the season was on July 14, 2017.[22]
  • This season is the first to have its mid-season finale at its eighth episode rather than its ninth like all previous seasons.
  • There is around a one or two month time jump when the series returned, and they started their second semester of their second year of law school.[23]
  • A three-week break occurred between "Ask Him About Stella" and "Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" due to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
  • As of the beginning of the season, there are only three executive producers: Betsy Beers, Shonda Rhimes and Peter Nowalk, following Bill D'Elia stepping down from executive producer at the end of Season 3.


  • Canada: September 28, 2017 - March 15, 2018
  • United Kingdom: January 9, 2018 - April 17, 2018
  • France: May 6, 2018 - June 17, 2018
  • Italy: December 5, 2017 - April 24, 2018




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