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* BaitAndSwitch: The final season indicates that Annaliese was murdered with flashes of her funeral where [[spoiler: a still alive Wes]] is in attendance. In the series finale, it's revealed [[spoiler: instead of present-day the funeral is in the far future as Annaliese died of old age and it's not Wes at her funeral but Christopher grown into the spitting image of his late father]].

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* BaitAndSwitch: The final season indicates that Annaliese Annalise was murdered with flashes of her funeral where [[spoiler: a still alive Wes]] is in attendance. In the series finale, it's revealed [[spoiler: instead of present-day the funeral is in the far future as Annaliese Annalise died of old age and it's not Wes at her funeral but Christopher grown into the spitting image of his late father]].



** Zigzagged with Annalise, who was dating and sleeping with Eve before leaving her for Sam; she reconnects with Eve as well in Season 2. In the past, she was not as comfortable with her sexuality as she seems to be in the present. Annalise and Eve's previous relationship was derailed when Annalise became concerned with the idea that she was a lesbian; she went to Sam shortly afterward, implying that it had something to do with this concern. Further, Eve seems convinced (at least in the flashbacks to ten years in the past) that Annalise is actually a lesbian in denial. In Season 3, two men hit on Eve and Annalise at a bar; Eve says that she's a lesbian, whereas Annalise says "It's complicated." In 6.11 "The Reckoning," Annalise's mother asks if she's a lesbian, Annalise says "I don't know," and Ophelia has difficulty accepting that answer ("How can you not know? Either you like ladies or you don't").

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** Zigzagged with Annalise, who was dating and sleeping with Eve before leaving her for Sam; she reconnects with Eve as well in Season 2. In the past, she was not as comfortable with her sexuality as she seems to be in the present. Annalise and Eve's previous relationship was derailed when Annalise became concerned with the idea that she was a lesbian; she went to Sam shortly afterward, implying that it had something to do with this concern. Further, Eve seems convinced (at least in the flashbacks to ten years in the past) that Annalise is actually a lesbian in denial. In Season 3, two men hit on Eve and Annalise at a bar; Eve says that she's a lesbian, whereas Annalise says "It's complicated." In 6.11 "The Reckoning," Annalise's mother asks if she's a lesbian, Annalise says "I don't know," and Ophelia has difficulty accepting that answer ("How can you not know? Either you like ladies or you don't"). Finally, in 6.14 "Annalise Keating is Dead," she openly self-identifies as bisexual.


** Zigzagged with Annalise, who was dating and sleeping with Eve before leaving her for Sam; she reconnects with Eve as well in Season 2. In the past, she was not as comfortable with her sexuality as she seems to be in the present. Annalise and Eve's previous relationship was derailed when Annalise became concerned with the idea that she was a lesbian; she went to Sam shortly afterward, implying that it had something to do with this concern. Further, Eve seems convinced (at least in the flashbacks to ten years in the past) that Annalise is actually a lesbian in denial. In Season 3, two men hit on Eve and Annalise at a bar; Eve says that she's a lesbian, whereas Annalise says "It's complicated."

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** Zigzagged with Annalise, who was dating and sleeping with Eve before leaving her for Sam; she reconnects with Eve as well in Season 2. In the past, she was not as comfortable with her sexuality as she seems to be in the present. Annalise and Eve's previous relationship was derailed when Annalise became concerned with the idea that she was a lesbian; she went to Sam shortly afterward, implying that it had something to do with this concern. Further, Eve seems convinced (at least in the flashbacks to ten years in the past) that Annalise is actually a lesbian in denial. In Season 3, two men hit on Eve and Annalise at a bar; Eve says that she's a lesbian, whereas Annalise says "It's complicated."" In 6.11 "The Reckoning," Annalise's mother asks if she's a lesbian, Annalise says "I don't know," and Ophelia has difficulty accepting that answer ("How can you not know? Either you like ladies or you don't").




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* ShoutOut: In 6.02 "Vivian's Here," Annalise at one point refers to Vivian Maddox as [[Series/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir "Aunt Viv"]] despite her not being anyone's aunt.


* BaitAndSwitch: The final season indicates that Annaliese was murdered with flashes of her funeral where [[spoiler: a still alive Wes]] is in attendance. In the series finale, it's revealed [[spoiler: instead of present-day the funeral is in the far future as Annaliese died of old age and it's not Wes at her funeral but Charlie grown into the spitting image of his late father]].

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* BaitAndSwitch: The final season indicates that Annaliese was murdered with flashes of her funeral where [[spoiler: a still alive Wes]] is in attendance. In the series finale, it's revealed [[spoiler: instead of present-day the funeral is in the far future as Annaliese died of old age and it's not Wes at her funeral but Charlie Christopher grown into the spitting image of his late father]].


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* BittersweetEnding: The series finale.
** Annalise [[spoiler: wins her case, but sees Frank and Bonnie die before her eyes after Frank kills the Governor. But because she no longer has to worry about her or Jorge Castillo coming after her, she's able to live a happy life with Tegan and die peacefully of old age, eulogized by Eve.]]
** Frank and Bonnie [[spoiler: are killed when Frank assassinates the Governer and the two are caught in a crossfire.]]
** Michaela [[spoiler: is one day sworn in as a judge, but has lost touch with all of her law school friends after betraying them one too many times and is implied to be all alone.]]
** Connor and Oliver [[spoiler: were separated for five years when Connor went to prison, but are back together in old age and attend Annalise's funeral.]]
** Laurel [[spoiler: is able to raise Christopher peacefully after having her father killed. Christopher grows into the spitting image of his father and eventually takes over the same class Annalise taught in life]].


* HollywoodGenetics: Laurel and Adrian are much lighter than their father. While it's possible one might have their mother's fair looks, two is pretty unlikely given dominant traits of darker hair or skin.

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* HollywoodGenetics: Laurel and Adrian Xavier are much lighter than their father. While it's possible one might have their mother's fair looks, two is pretty unlikely given dominant traits of darker hair or skin.



* LatinoIsBrown: {{Zigzagged}}. Laurel is Mexican-American, with a light complexion, but her father has black hair (that's graying) and olive skin. Her brother Adrian has very similar looks to hers.

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* LatinoIsBrown: {{Zigzagged}}. Laurel is Mexican-American, with a light complexion, but her father has black hair (that's graying) and olive skin. Her brother Adrian Xavier has very similar looks to hers.


* StringTheory: Telesco creates one of these for "Operation Bonfire" late in season 5.

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* StringTheory: Telesco creates one of these for "Operation Bonfire" late in season 5. It incorrectly identifies Oliver as one of Annalise's students.

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* StringTheory: Telesco creates one of these for "Operation Bonfire" late in season 5.


* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Wes, Laurel, Michaela and Connor are all somehow involved in [[spoiler: Annalise's husband, Sam Keating's death.]]

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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: FirstEpisodeTwist: Wes, Laurel, Michaela and Connor are all somehow involved in [[spoiler: Annalise's husband, Sam Keating's death.]]

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* BaitAndSwitch: The final season indicates that Annaliese was murdered with flashes of her funeral where [[spoiler: a still alive Wes]] is in attendance. In the series finale, it's revealed [[spoiler: instead of present-day the funeral is in the far future as Annaliese died of old age and it's not Wes at her funeral but Charlie grown into the spitting image of his late father]].

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** Season six: [[spoiler:Annalise]]
*** [[spoiler:The series finale subverts this one, too. The seeming midseason reveal that Wes was alive after all and was at Annalise's funeral was, in fact, a RedHerring; Annalise survived for many more decades, and all the other series regulars were wearing heavy aging makeup; Alfred Enoch wasn't because he was portraying ''Christopher'', Wes's son born after he died.]]

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** [[spoiler:Sam and Hannah Keating.]]

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** The series opens with Wes arriving at his first day of Annalise's class, and ends with [[spoiler: Wes's son Christopher, played by the same actor,]] entering the classroom and making the same introductory speech that Annalise did.

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* HollywoodGenetics: Laurel and Adrian are much lighter than their father. While it's possible one might have their mother's fair looks, two is pretty unlikely given dominant traits of darker hair or skin.


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* LatinoIsBrown: {{Zigzagged}}. Laurel is Mexican-American, with a light complexion, but her father has black hair (that's graying) and olive skin. Her brother Adrian has very similar looks to hers.

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** Season 5 gave us a new mystery, Who died at the wedding? We also drive further into our main character's back stories with the follow-up questions: Who is Gabriel? And what happened to Bonnie's baby?

** The final season has to answer what happened to Laurel and Christophe? How did Annalise died? And lastly who is the mole? The midseason finale hit us with [[spoiler: Who killed Asher? And Is Wes alive and how?]]

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* ChildishOlderSibling: The relationship between Asher Millstone and his older sister Chloe falls into this. While Asher is very immature and silly himself, he nevertheless is capable of being serious and responsible when required, is a (mostly) functioning [[BunnyEarsLawyer law student]] and has a hidden caring side to his personallity. Chloe meanwhile is dim, flightly, bratty, whinny and irresponsible, to the point she can barely function in life without her families money to support her.

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