How To Get Away With Murder: Season 1

ABC Studios (2014)
Drama, Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Crime, Mystery, Action
USA | English | Color | 10h 20min

Annalise Keating is a brilliant, charismatic and seductive professor of defense law, who teaches a class called How to Get Away With Murder. Unexpectedly, she and her students end up having to apply practical knowledge from the course when they become entangled in a murder plot that not only shakes the entire university to the core but also changes the course of each of their lives.

Cast View all

Viola Davis Annalise Keating
Billy Brown Nate
Alfred Enoch Wes
Famke Janssen Eve Rothlow
Tom Verica Sam Keating
Esai Morales Jorge Castillo
Cicely Tyson Ophelia Hartness
Marcia Gay Harden Hannah Keating
Nicholas Gonzalez Dominic
Adam Arkin Wallace Mahoney
Charlie Weber Frank
Brett Butler Trishelle Pratt
Benito Martinez Todd Denver
Matt Cohen Levi Sutter
Alysia Reiner Wendy Parks
Liza Weil Bonnie
Gloria Garayua Brianna Davis
John Posey Bill Millstone
Megan West Lila Stangard
Lauren Vélez Soraya Hargrove
Amy Okuda Catherine Hapstall
Wilson Bethel Charles Mahoney
Conrad Ricamora Oliver Hampton
Arjun Gupta Kan
Sarah Burns Emily Sinclair
Katie Findlay Rebecca
Karla Souza Laurel
Matt McGorry Asher
Matthew Risch Thomas
Aja Naomi King Michaela
Kelsey Scott Rose Edmond
Jack Falahee Conner
Kendrick Sampson Caleb Hapstall
Milauna Jackson Rene Atwood
Lenny Platt Griffin O'Reilly
Corbin Reid Meggy Travers
Jefferson White Phillip Jessup
Behzad Dabu Simon Drake
Luna Vélez Soraya Hargrove
Brett Buttler Trishelle Pratt
Jack Mikesell Rudy Walters

Crew View all

Director Bill D'Elia
Mike Listo
Laura Innes
Michael Offer
Writer Michael Foley, Peter Nowalk, Erika Green Swafford

Episodes View details

1 Pilot 60 min | Sep 24, 2014

Annalise Keating is everything you hope your Criminal Law professor will be - brilliant, passionate, creative and charismatic. She's also everything you don't expect - sexy, glamorous, unpredictable and dangerous. As fearless in the courtroom as she is in the classroom, Annalise is a defense attorney who represents the most hardened, violent criminals - people who've committed everything from fraud to arson to murder - and she'll do almost anything to win their freedom. Each year, Annalise selects a group of the smartest, most promising students to come work at her law firm. Working for Annalise is the opportunity of a lifetime, one that can change the course of our students' lives forever, which is exactly what happens when they find themselves involved in a murder plot that will rock the entire university.

Director: Michael Offer
Writer: Peter Nowalk
2 It's All Her Fault 60 min | Oct 01, 2014

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.

Director: Bill D'Elia
Writer: Pete Nowalk
3 Smile, or Go to Jail 60 min | Oct 08, 2014

Annalise helps Paula Murphy, a suburban soccer mom, get released from jail after she was arrested for a misdemeanor, but just as she’s about to walk free, she’s arrested again by the FBI in connection for felony murder. Annalise and her students are tasked with proving her innocence which will depend on the testimony from another suspect in the case. Meanwhile, the Middleton University president asks Annalise to represent Griffin O’ Reilly, the star quarterback who has also been linked to Lila’s disappearance but she’s unable to make a decision until she knows that Sam wasn’t involved in the case. In flash forwards, more clues are revealed and we discover someone else was also there besides the students during the night of the murder.

Director: Randy Zisk
Writer: Rob Fresco
4 Let's Get to Scooping 60 min | Oct 15, 2014

Annalise and her students uncover a shocking truth while investigating the case of Marren Trudeau, founder and CEO of a major brokerage firm, who has recently been arrested for insider trading. Meanwhile, Wes discovers a cell phone hidden by Rebecca whose contents reveal an unsettling clue in the Lila Stangard murder case.

Director: Laura Innes
Writer: Erika Green Swafford
Guest stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Sara Paxton
5 We're Not Friends 60 min | Oct 22, 2014

Annalise takes on a tough case defending a minor who fatally shoots his police officer father. Meanwhile, Annalise and Sam continue to argue over his relationship with Lila, and Wes and Rebecca begin to question Annalise’s motives. In flash-forwards, we learn more about Laurel’s relationship with Frank and why he was calling her the night of Sam’s death.

Director: Michael Listo
Writer: Tracey A. Bellomo
6 Freakin' Whack-a-Mole 45 min | Oct 30, 2014

A case gets personal for Annalise and the team when their client is a man from the projects who was sentenced to death by Asher’s father several years ago. Meanwhile, Wes is still angry at Annalise for hiding information about Lila’s case, so Annalise must convince him to get back in line. In flash-forwards, we find out exactly where Asher was on the night of the murder.

Director: Bill D'Elia, Bill D’Elia
Writer: Mike Foley
7 He Deserved to Die 45 min | Nov 06, 2014

Annalise and the team are focused on Rebecca’s case, but when the judge enforces a gag order, Rebecca takes things into her own hands. Meanwhile, Michaela is surprised by a pre-nup, sparks fly between Laurel and Frank, and in flash-forwards, we find out more about Wes and Rebecca’s relationship.

Director: Eric Stoltz
Writer: Warren Hsu Leonard
8 He Has a Wife 60 min | Nov 13, 2014

A woman is accused of killing her family's nanny while under the influence of heavy medication.

Director: Debbie Allen
Writer: Doug Stockstill
9 Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me 60 min | Nov 20, 2014

It’s the evening of the bonfire and we finally see what exactly happened on the night of Sam’s death.

Director: Stephen Williams
Writer: Mike Foley, Erika Green Swafford
10 Hello, Raskolnikov 60 min | Jan 29, 2015

It’s the day after Sam’s murder and the students are called in to help Annalise find her missing husband, but just how much does Annalise know? And when a surprise visitor shows up in town, getting away with this murder might not be as easy as the students had hoped.

Director: Michael Offer
Writer: Marcus Dalzine
11 Best Christmas Ever 60 min | Feb 05, 2015

School is back in session after the holiday break and the entire university is talking about Annalise's missing husband. The Keating Five continue to be questioned by the police and we find out exactly how they've been dealing with the guilt of killing Sam. Meanwhile, Annalise tries to keep things business as usual by taking on a new client who is in the mob, but Hannah continues to pressure her for answers.

Director: Michael Katleman, Micahel Katleman
Writer: Tracy A. Bellomo, Warren Hsu Leonard
Guest stars: Marcia Gay Harden
12 She's a Murderer 60 min | Feb 12, 2015

A stunning discovery in Sam's murder case leads to changes for Annalise and the students.

Director: Bill D'Elia, Bill D’Elia
Writer: Erika Harrison
13 Mama's Here Now 60 min | Feb 19, 2015

Annalise is wracked with guilt and turns to an unlikely source for help. Meanwhile, Bonnie must step up and represent a new client accused of rape.

Director: Michael Listo
Writer: Doug Stockstill, Erika Green Swafford
Guest stars: Cicely Tyson
14 The Night Lila Died 60 min | Feb 26, 2015

In flashbacks, we start to piece together what really happened the night of Lila's murder. In present day, Annalise takes on a priest who is accused of murdering another priest. Meanwhile, Connor and Oliver take things to a new level in their relationship, and Wes and Rebecca continue to grow suspicious of each other.

Director: Laura Innes
Writer: Mike Foley
15 It’s All My Fault 60 min | Feb 26, 2015

Wes, Connor, Michaela and Laurel may have dug themselves in too deep a hole for Annalise to save them, and the shocking truth about Lila's murder is finally revealed.

Director: Bill D’Elia
Writer: Pete Nowalk


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