This whole recap should just be quotes from Cicely Tyson's starring role as Annalise's mother Ophelia. If we thought Annalise was a firecracker, we knew nothing until we met her mother. In the first five minutes, we see where Annalise gets her strength, practicality, vulgarity, straightforwardness, protective streak …. and murderous tendencies, but we'll get to that later.
The episode opens with Nate being taken to jail, (no one was mad about that surprise nude scene) and Annalise curled up in bed. Her mom shows up to the rescue, but turns out to be the visitor from hell for the catatonic Annalise.