How to Get Away with Murder (season 2)

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How to Get Away with Murder (season 2)
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Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes15
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 24, 2015 (2015-09-24) –
March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)
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List of How to Get Away with Murder episodes

The second season of the ABC American television drama series How to Get Away with Murder was ordered on May 7, 2015, by ABC.[1] The second season began airing on September 24, 2015, with 15 episodes like the previous season, and concluded on March 17, 2016.[2] This was made in a deal with Viola Davis that the series would be a limited series with only 15 or 16 episodes per season.[3][4] A promotional poster was released on August 18[5] and the trailer was released on September 10.[6]

In its second season, the series has continued to receive accolades; the show has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Image Awards as well as the GLAAD Awards. Viola Davis has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series and has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series at the Image Awards, Best Actress in a Drama Series at the Critics' Choice Awards, and Best Actress in a Television Series at the Golden Globe Awards.

Plot[edit]

Annalise Keating, law professor and criminal defense attorney at Middleton University, selects five students to intern at her firm: Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, and Laurel Castillo—along with Annalise's employees Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom, an associate lawyer.

The first nine episodes focuses on Annalise's case of Caleb and Catherine Hapstall, and their alleged involvement in the death of their adoptive parents. Wes in the meantime, teams up with Rebecca's foster brother to try and find Rebecca. Connor struggles with his relationship with Oliver, while Asher works with A.D.A. Emily Sinclair in order to protect his secrets. In the mid-season finale, Emily Sinclair is murdered, and Annalise helps cover it up, at the expense of her being shot in the stomach by Wes.

The second part of the season focuses on Wes' investigation around his mother's suicide ten years ago, and it is revealed from flashbacks how involved Annalise was with Wes' mother's suicide. The season ends with Annalise finding out that it was Frank that was responsible for her being in a car accident and losing her baby, and Annalise sends him away. Michaela and Asher hook up, and Wes meets up with his biological father right before his father is shot dead by an unknown shooter.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
161"It's Time to Move On"Bill D'EliaPeter NowalkSeptember 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)8.38[7]

Annalise and her students try to move on after Rebecca's disappearance, while Frank and Annalise discuss who killed Rebecca. Wes begins to act out in class, but after confronting Annalise about her suspicion of him, he apologizes. Meanwhile, Annalise takes the case of Caleb and Catherine Hapstall, adult adopted siblings accused of murdering their wealthy parents. The prime witness in the case, the siblings' aunt, is murdered after testifying in court. It is revealed that Bonnie killed Rebecca in order to protect Annalise. Annalise asks lawyer Eve Rothlo, later revealed to be Annalise's ex-lover, to take Nate's case, which she agrees on. Connor proves his commitment to Oliver by moving into his apartment, while Michaela attempts to contact "EGGS911", the person Rebecca texted, and she receives a return text. Annalise takes her students dancing after being reminded of her earlier days at law school with Eve.


Flashforward: Two months later, a gun shot is heard in the Hapstall mansion, and Wes runs away from the mansion where Annalise lies in a pool of blood after being shot.
172"She's Dying"Rob HardyErika Green SwaffordOctober 1, 2015 (2015-10-01)7.53[8]

Annalise and her team are blindsided when investigators try to pin a new charge on the wealthy siblings she's been hired to represent. Meanwhile, things for Annalise become even more difficult when she's brutally cross-examined on the witness stand during Nate's preliminary hearing.


Flashforward: Two months later, Connor is with Annalise as Wes, Michaela and Laurel are all outside and run in to get Connor. As they run out of the home, another dead body is on the ground. It is revealed to be the new DA on the Hapstall case, Emily Sinclair.
183"It's Called the Octopus"John TerleskyJoe FazzioOctober 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)7.22[9]

When Annalise takes on a new client, the team must investigate a very high-end sex club to get answers. Meanwhile, Annalise is still representing the siblings accused of killing their parents, but the case takes a turn for the worse when a new motive surfaces. There is a picture of the siblings appearing to share a romantic moment the day of the murder. Wes discovers that the man Michaela has been seeing, Levi, is Rebecca's foster brother.


Flashforward: Seven weeks later, Annalise, alone and slowly dying, attempts to answer her phone when Nate calls. As the four students run, they see a police car approach them and hide. The officer turns out to be Nate, who tells them to quickly get into the car so that they can leave.
194"Skanks Get Shanked"Stephen WilliamsAngela RobinsonOctober 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)6.81[10]

Annalise is hired to defend a teenage girl who, along with two other popular girls in her school, killed her best friend in cold blood. Meanwhile, Annalise sends Michaela to Caleb and Catherine to find out the truth about the accusations being made at the siblings. Nate's wife Nia asks Annalise to meet her and requests she do something for her. Also, Nate, Wes and (secretly) Levi try to find out what happened to Rebecca.


Flashforward: Four weeks later, the authorities have arrived at the crime scene. As the ambulance races to the hospital, the medics do everything they can to save Annalise's life. Nate is driving the students away and attempts to calm them down when Michaela gets a phone call. Michaela is dropped off at her apartment with specific orders from the gang. When she enters, she is met by Caleb, who asks how "she" (unknown to the viewers) is doing.
205"Meet Bonnie"Stephen CraggSarah L. ThompsonOctober 22, 2015 (2015-10-22)6.95[11]

Asher discovers not everything is what it seems when you work for Annalise. While Annalise tries to reassure Asher, we get a glimpse of Bonnie's terrifying past as Annalise reveals to Asher that Bonnie was raped by her father. Meanwhile, Frank is presented with a situation that hits close to home, and Wes’ search to find out more about Rebecca’s disappearance culminates in an explosive confrontation.


Flashforward: Bonnie and Asher are fleeing the Hapstall Mansion sometime after Sinclair's death, but before the ambulance's arrival. They stop at a rest stop, where Bonnie goes to the bathroom to wash blood off herself and dispose of her blood-stained clothes. She returns to find Asher gone.
216"Two Birds, One Millstone"Mike ListoMichael FoleyOctober 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)6.27[12]

Annalise takes on a new client, a transgender professor accused of killing her husband. Meanwhile, the Keating 5 are left to handle the Hapstall case and they discover a shocking new suspect. Nate's wife passes away. Laurel meets Frank's family. The DA starts a corruption investigation into Asher's father with the information Annalise gives him. Annalise and Wes have a confrontation about Rebecca. It is discovered by Oliver that Helena Hapstall had a secret baby, Philip Jessup.


Flashforward: Frank is seen at the hospital when the ambulance carrying Annalise arrives. He acts very upset about her condition only to appear calm as soon as he leaves. When he gets in his car, an unconscious Catherine is seen in the back seat. He is then seen carrying her to the woods at night. When she is discovered by the police in the morning, she suddenly wakes up.
227"I Want You to Die"Kevin BrayWarren Hsu LeonardNovember 5, 2015 (2015-11-05)6.49[13]

Annalise's new client is a man accused of making his ex-wife's husband commit suicide while Frank brings in Oliver to help with the Hapstall case. Eve is back, representing Nate who is now accused of killing his wife. Bonnie is struggling to come to terms with what Sinclair told her about Trotter Lake and Asher's involvement and discovers Annalise told Asher about her past. After attempting to get DNA from Philip, Oliver returns home to wait for Connor only to see Philip in his house.


Flashforward: Wes and Laurel are seen listening to Michaela and Connor before Wes says he'll "stop them," running outside gun in hand. Outside, Wes yells to them and Connor and Michaela turn around only to see Emily Sinclair falling to her death. The camera then pans up to Bonnie, standing above.
238"Hi, I'm Philip"Jennifer GetzingerTanya SarachoNovember 12, 2015 (2015-11-12)6.71[14]

Connor returns home to find Oliver gone. He confronts Annalise and everyone at the office and, as they are about to call the police, Oliver and Philip arrive. Annalise tries to apologize to Philip and he leaves after blackmailing Annalise and also explaining that he's not the killer. Oliver reveals that he kept one of the straws that Philip used at the diner where they had been talking. After being taunted by Annalise, Frank uses some of his money from a suitcase to pay off a nurse to get the DNA results from the Hapstall crime scene and Philip's straw. The match is 99.4%, resulting in both Caleb and Catherine turning down their plea deals. The DNA also confirms Philip is a product of incest, the child of Helena Hapstall and her only brother, Catherine and Caleb's adoptive father. Catherine sends one of her paintings as thanks to Wes. As Wes goes over the case file photos, he notices that in the background of Philip's screenshot is one of Catherine's paintings and informs Annalise and Nate. In the end, a nervous Catherine waits in her car until Philip gets in and says, "Don't worry. I'll take care of it," while Caleb simultaneously reveals to Michaela a gun he found in Catherine's studio.


Flashforward: Michaela, Wes, Connor, and Laurel come back into the house and Bonnie takes the gun from Wes. After Connor insists on leaving, Bonnie threatens Connor, stating he'd be the next dead body if he left.
249"What Did We Do?"Bill D'EliaMichael Foley & Erika Green SwaffordNovember 19, 2015 (2015-11-19)7.19[15]

Catherine runs away after being confronted by Michaela, Caleb, and Connor about the gun. Asher's father commits suicide, leading Asher's mother to disown him. Sinclair accuses Nate of tampering with Philip's file, which makes Nate yell at her and causes him to (almost) get fired. However, Nate files a harassment lawsuit based on racism against Sinclair. After Sinclair badmouths Asher's father, Asher runs her over with his car, killing her. Annalise frantically tries to help cover everything up by having Frank find Catherine and frame her for Sinclair's murder. She makes Bonnie and Asher throw Sinclair's body off of the roof to make it look like suicide and Annalise tries desperately to get one of the Keating Four to shoot her, making it look like Catherine did it. When none of the students want to shoot Annalise, she reveals to Wes that Rebecca is dead, leading Wes to shoot her in the gut instead of the leg like she planned. Wes is about to shoot Annalise again; this time he has the gun pointed to her face at close-range, but before he could squeeze the trigger, Annalise whispers Wes's birth name, Christophe. Shocked that Annalise knows his real name, he puts the gun down.


Flashback: A 12-year-old Wes is being interviewed by a detective about his mother's suicide. It is revealed that a young Annalise and Eve Rothlo are watching his interview, with Eve saying, "Good God, Annalise, what did we do?".
2510"What Happened to You, Annalise?"Laura InnesJ. C. LeeFebruary 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)5.82[16]

A few weeks after being shot, Annalise returns home from the hospital with help from Bonnie. The students try to deal with the fallout of murder night, with Wes suffering a large amount of guilt over shooting Annalise. Meanwhile, Annalise starts to hallucinate about a baby because of her medication, which causes trouble for her in court when she is forced to take the stand regarding her shooting. Asher crashes at Connor and Oliver's place after struggling with killing Sinclair.


Flashback: A pregnant Annalise meets Wes' mother, Rose, with them talking and watching a young Wes play kickball.
2611"She Hates Us"Bill D'EliaErika HarrisonFebruary 18, 2016 (2016-02-18)4.88[17]

Wes visits the doctor to get sleeping pills because his guilt has been causing insomnia but, after joking about suicide, he is checked into the psych ward. Laurel tries to convince Annalise to help Wes, but she refuses. Meanwhile, Annalise and her team take on the case of a teenager, Jason, who murdered another teenager, with the victim's mother trying to reduce Jason's sentence as she doesn't want to ruin his entire life. However, it is revealed that Jason did in fact kill the victim on purpose and he is sent to jail, but not before the victim's mother promises to stay in his life. After learning about Wes being in the psych ward, the Keating Five refuse to work for Annalise and shut her out of their lives. Laurel and Frank argue about their relationship, with Frank revealing to her that he killed Lila. Connor calls Annalise, panicked that he received an e-mail from Philip with footage of them on the murder night that links them to what happened.


Flashback: Annalise struggles with her pregnancy. The beginnings of Frank's and Bonnie's careers working for Annalise are shown. Sam worries about Annalise and the baby, but the ultrasound is clear. Annalise gives the Mahoney case file to Rose.
2712"It's a Trap"Mike ListoJoe Fazzio & Tanya SarachoFebruary 25, 2016 (2016-02-25)4.86[18]

Philip sends an ultimatum: the team must transfer $1 million to him in the next 36 hours or he'll send the footage to the police. Annalise tries to handle the situation, while Wes and Laurel try to put the pieces of Rose's death together, traveling to Ohio to get the case files. After not finding anything, the two bond and share a brief kiss. Meanwhile, Connor reveals to Oliver his own plan to move to Stanford Law School, and wants to be accompanied by him. Annalise and Nate make up and he gives her advice regarding Philip's threat. After 36 hours, Annalise and the students don't pay the demand and Philip instead sends a video of Annalise and Nate taken the night before, meaning that he is spying on them. Laurel confronts Annalise about the police report regarding Wes' mother's suicide, questioning if Wes murdered his mother.


Flashback: Annalise travels to Ohio with Frank to defend Charles Mahoney in court, with Rose testifying to seeing Charles the night his fiancée was murdered. After Rose doesn't show up in court, Annalise is almost fired by Charles' parents because of her performance in court. She confronts Rose about it, but she refuses to talk.
2813"Something Bad Happened"Zetna FuentesMichael Foley & Warren Hsu LeonardMarch 3, 2016 (2016-03-03)4.53[19]

As Laurel confronts Annalise, Wes visits his doctor again to discuss the same thing, thinking that he could be the one who murdered his mother. Shortly after Philip sends a video of Michaela's previous visit to Caleb, Annalise decides to ask the new A.D.A., Todd Denver, for blanket immunity to cover the team for Sinclair's murder in exchange for using all of Philip's emails to track his whereabouts, much to Denver's curiosity about what they did at the Hapstall mansion—the "crime scene"—that night. Later, Laurel and Frank put an end to their relationship, as Bonnie overhears. Finding that Eve Rothlo knows about his mother, Wes visits Eve in New York; at the same time, Annalise visits his apartment only to find no one but Philip, who then attacks her as she tells Eve on the phone to call 911.


Flashback: Rose is visited by I.C.E., who appoints Eve Rothlo to represent her in a case regarding her illegal entrance into U.S.A. (as she is originally from Haiti), all at Annalise's suggestion. Annalise and Eve argue about their past concerning the former's first encounter with Sam. After Charles' father, Wallace Mahoney, threatens Wes' safety, Annalise confronts Rose; the latter then kills herself in front of the former, but not before asking her to take care of Wes. As Annalise flees the scene, Wes enters, finds his dying mother, and calls 911, saying, "Something bad happened."
2914"There's My Baby"Stephen WilliamsJ.C. Lee & Erika HarrisonMarch 10, 2016 (2016-03-10)4.80[20]

Annalise manages to escape from Philip and returns to her office with Eve and Wes. The next morning, Nate comes to reveal that Caleb is missing and, shortly thereafter, A.D.A. Denver wants to interrogate everyone caught on Philip's videos and later Asher, who is not caught on any of the videos but has been placed at the courthouse parking garage by a witness, the last place Sinclair was seen alive. Meanwhile, Annalise starts drinking, much to Bonnie's concern after she finds out; the former later kicks out everyone but Wes, to share a drink as she explains the truth about Wes' mother to him. Later, Oliver reveals to Connor that he has quit his job, Michaela and Asher share an unexpected moment, and Bonnie knows that Sam had Frank kill Lila. Pressured after hearing a drunken Laurel saying that she herself had Frank kill Lila, Annalise escapes to her mother Ophelia's house.


Flashback: Annalise and Eve watch the FBI interrogate Wes. Later, Wallace shows up at Annalise's room, threatening to fire her but, before he eventually does so, she reveals the reason Rose felt threatened by him: he raped Rose a long time ago; thus, Christophe/Wes is also his son. En route to the police station to reveal this, Annalise gets in a car accident, causing her son to be stillborn.
3015"Anna Mae"Bill D'EliaPeter NowalkMarch 17, 2016 (2016-03-17)5.29[21]

Ophelia throws a welcome-back party for Annalise. Annalise's estranged father is present, and Ophelia has been seeing him. At Annalise's office, the team learn that Denver has issued an arrest warrant, and suspect an inside informant. Laurel reveals to Frank that Wes's father is Wallace Mahoney. Oliver tracks Annalise's whereabouts, and Nate goes to Memphis to meet her. They have dinner with her family, where Annalise does not want to talk to her father, who left the family when she was a child, and tells her mother about her earlier pregnancy. The next morning, Annalise returns to Middleton and meets Denver, revealing that Caleb was the serial killer (and the informant), per evidence from Caleb's fitness tracker, procured by Philip, and Catherine's changed testimony: she is in love with Caleb and suspects that he killed their foster parents to inherit their wealth. As the police begin searching for Caleb, he is seen to have committed suicide. Later, Oliver impersonates Connor to decline Connor's place at Stanford and delete his acceptance email. Annalise tells Bonnie, who reveals what Frank did, that Frank "needs to go." Laurel visits Frank's apartment, but finds that he has already left town with his suitcase of money. Wes meets Wallace for the first time, only to witness his father's murder by an unknown sniper.


Flashback: It is revealed that the woman Frank meets in the previous episode is someone working for Wallace; she offers Frank the reward of a suitcase full of money for bugging Annalise's room, which he does, and, after hearing Annalise is about to disclose the truth to the FBI agent who interrogated Wes, she calls Wallace, who asks her to "take care of it," meaning that the car accident is by design. Frank reveals this to Sam, pointing out that Wallace wants to get a mistrial; the latter threatens to ruin the former's life if he reveals it to Annalise. It is subsequently revealed that this is what Frank "owes" Sam, settled by his murdering a pregnant Lila.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The series was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2015, by ABC.[1] The show was effectively confirmed as earning a second-season renewal for the 2015-16 season via a promo succeeding the first-season finale and an earlier statement by Viola Davis also confirming the renewal at the close of shooting for the first season.[22][23] It would contain 15 episodes, like the previous season.[24] Entertainment Weekly reported on July 23, 2015, that the identity of Rebecca's killer would be revealed in the season premiere.[25] A promotional poster was released over a month before the season premiere, on August 17, 2015.[5]

The second season began airing on September 24, 2015,[26] and aired nine episodes in the fall, just like the rest of ABC's primetime lineup "TGIT" Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.[27] The remaining fall schedule for ABC was announced on November 16, 2015, where it was announced that How to Get Away with Murder would air nine episodes in the fall with the fall finale to air on November 19, 2015, just like the rest of ABC's primetime lineup "TGIT", which was the same last year. The remaining six episodes aired after the winter break, beginning on February 11, 2016,[28] as a result of ABC airing the television miniseries Madoff over two nights on February 3–4, 2016 in the same time-slot as Scandal and Grey's Anatomy.[29] It aired its season finale on March 17, 2016, with The Catch succeeding it for the remainder of the 2015-16 season after its finale.[28] On March 3, 2016, ABC announced that How to Get Away with Murder was renewed for a third season.[30]

Filming[edit]

Production began on May 21, 2015, with Shonda Rhimes announcing on Twitter that Peter Nowalk and his writers were in full swing mapping the second season.[31] The table read for the premiere occurred on July 14, 2015,[32] with the title of the episode being revealed at the same time.[33]

Casting[edit]

Famke Janssen was cast as Defense Attorney. Eve Rothlo.

The second season had nine roles receiving star billing, with all of them returning from the previous season. Viola Davis played the protagonist of the series, Professor Annalise Keating, a high-profile defense attorney, teaching a class at Middleton University. Billy Brown played Detective Nate Lahey, Annalise's lover. There are five students who work at Annalise's law firm. Alfred Enoch portrayed Wes Gibbins, as he was devastated about Rebecca escaping. Jack Falahee portrayed Connor Walsh, the ruthless student who found himself in a situation where his boyfriend Oliver Hampton, played by Conrad Ricamora, had received news of having HIV. Aja Naomi King played Michaela Pratt, the ambitious student who wanted to be as successful as Annalise. Matt McGorry continued portraying Asher Millstone, a student who comes from a privileged background. Karla Souza played Laurel Castillo, an idealistic student. Charlie Weber portrayed Frank Delfino, an employee of Annalise's firm who was not a lawyer but handled special duties requiring discretion. Liza Weil played Bonnie Winterbottom, who is an associate attorney in Annalise's firm.

It was announced on July 14, 2015, that the second season would introduce several new characters, including a family consisting of Caleb, Catherine and Helena Hapstall.[34] Katie Findlay returned to play the character Rebecca Sutter, who was killed in the first season finale.[35] Tom Verica also appeared in the season as the deceased Sam Keating, and appeared in flashbacks.[36] On July 22, 2015, it was announced that Kendrick Sampson, known from The Vampire Diaries would join the cast in the second season and was introduced in the season premiere.[37] On July 31, 2015, TVLine reported that Famke Janssen was cast as a brilliant, revered defense attorney for a multi-episode arc and would first appear in the season premiere.[38]

Matt Cohen was announced on August 11, 2015, to recur in the second season as Levi, who was described as a sexy, edgy working class guy. He first appeared in the second episode and appeared in a total of three episodes.[39] On August 31, 2015, Variety reported that Amy Okuda would play a recurring role, but details on Okuda’s part were being kept under wraps.[40] Sherri Saum was announced to have been cast as a guest star on September 30, 2015.[41] On January 14, 2016, it was announced that Wilson Bethel, Adam Arkin and Roxanne Hart would be joining the show to play the Mahoney family. Bethel played Charles Mahoney, the Ivy League-educated son, with Arkin played his father Wallace and Hart playing his mother Sylvia.[42]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The second season received positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 95%, based on 5 reviews, with an average rating of 8.5 out of 10.[43] Lesley Brock, Paste Magazine, praised the second season writing: "I would not put it past How to Get Away with Murder, which has turned all other ABC show plot lines upside down on their heads and shown that nothing is impossible, to throw incest into an already haphazard mix." Brock gave the season a score of 9 out of 10.[44] Kyle Anderson, Entertainment weekly, wrote that with Davis at the front the show can get away with anything.[45]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "It's Time to Move On" September 24, 2015 2.6/9 8.38[7] 1.7 4.62 4.3 12.99[46]
2 "She's Dying" October 1, 2015 2.3/8 7.53[8] 1.8 4.29 4.1 11.82[47]
3 "It's Called the Octopus" October 8, 2015 2.2/7 7.22[9] 1.5 4.00 3.7 11.22[48]
4 "Skanks Get Shanked" October 15, 2015 2.0/7 6.81[10] 1.6 4.04 3.6 10.85[49]
5 "Meet Bonnie" October 22, 2015 2.1/7 6.95[11] 1.6 3.99 3.7 10.94[50]
6 "Two Birds, One Millstone" October 29, 2015 1.8/6 6.27[12] 1.7 4.08 3.5 10.35[51]
7 "I Want You to Die" November 5, 2015 1.9/6 6.49[13] 1.7 4.00 3.6 10.49[52]
8 "Hi, I'm Philip" November 12, 2015 1.9/6 6.71[14] 1.7 3.81 3.6 10.52[53]
9 "What Did We Do?" November 19, 2015 2.3/8 7.19[15] 1.6 3.98 3.9 11.16[54]
10 "What Happened to You, Annalise?" February 11, 2016 1.8/6 5.82[16] 1.8 4.25 3.6 10.07[55]
11 "She Hates Us" February 18, 2016 1.5/5 4.88[17] 1.5 3.91 3.0 8.78[56]
12 "It's a Trap" February 25, 2016 1.5/5 4.86[18] 1.6 3.83 3.1 8.69[18]
13 "Something Bad Happened" March 3, 2016 1.4/5 4.53[19] 1.5 3.84 2.9 8.37[57]
14 "There's My Baby" March 10, 2016 1.4/5 4.80[20] 1.5 3.92 2.9 8.72[58]
15 "Anna Mae" March 17, 2016 1.4/5 5.29[21] 1.5 3.63 2.9 8.93[59]

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result
People's Choice Award Favorite Network TV Drama How to Get Away with Murder Nominated
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Viola Davis Nominated
NAACP Image Award Entertainer of the Year Viola Davis Nominated
Outstanding Drama Series How to Get Away With Murder Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Alfred Enoch Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Cicely Tyson Nominated
Outstanding Writer for a Drama Series · Erika Green Swafford, Doug Stockstill
("Mama's Here Now")
Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Viola Davis Won
Golden Globe Award Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama Viola Davis Nominated
Critics' Choice Award Best Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated
GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Drama Series How to Get Away With Murder Nominated
Gold Derby Award Best Drama Actress Viola Davis Nominated
Best Drama Guest Actress Famke Janssen Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Viola Davis Nominated
Critics' top ten lists

DVD release[edit]

The DVD was first released in Region 1 on June 21, 2016.[60]

The Complete Second Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 15 Episodes
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Deleted Scenes - Unseen moments from Season 2
  • Bloopers
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
June 21, 2016 November 14, 2016 TBA

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