'How to Get Away With Murder' finale solves one mystery, then sets up another (spoilers)

February 27, 2015 12:01 PM

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'How to Get Away With Murder' finale solves one mystery, then sets up another (spoilers)

"Who killed Lila?" didn't exactly rise to the Laura Palmer (as in "Twin Peaks") or Rosie Larsen ("The Killing") level, but "How to Get Away With Murder" certainly milked the mystery for all it was worth. That said, the serialized plot that gave this ABC series its name was almost beside the point, as the program ginned up a fast-paced mix of procedural courtroom drama, as-far-as-broadcast-TV-can-go sex and old-fashioned star quality, thanks to Viola Davis' ferocious attorney. Based on the two-hour finale, future enjoyment will likely require not sweating the how - or for that matter, who, what, when, where or why.

Initial skepticism about the durability of the concept pretty quickly melted away, as series creator Pete Nowalk juggled enough elements to keep audiences hooked. The question now based on the conclusion (and SPOILER ALERT if you haven't watched) is how long this latest Shonda Rhimes-produced hour c...

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