Shondaland Recap: 5 OMG Moments from Grey's Anatomy, Scandal & How to Get Away with Murder
Olivia Pope ordered her final meal, How to Get Away with Murder was up to scratch, and April's complicated pregnancy was shaded with Grey's
Each week, Shonda Rhimes offers up three solid hours of Anatomy, Scandal and Murder – a new block of must-see TV. If you’re not SPOILER-averse, check out Shondaland’s hot-button moments below, which we’ve ranked from least to most shocking – and don’t forget to click on the episode titles to read full recaps!
5. How to Get Away with Murder: Scratch That
Oh, how far Wes (Alfred Enoch) has come from that bumbling first day of law school. Two shots in "Best Christmas Ever" zeroed in on the deep, handmade grooves in the wall above his bed and implied there might be more to those notches than we previously thought. As the Keating Five slowly lost their minds under the stress of keeping the huge secret of Sam’s (Tom Verica) murder, Wes was clearly impacted most of all. Now that Sam’s body has been found, how much deeper into madness can our beloved naïf plunge?
4. Scandal: Nichols & Dimed Out
Surprise! "Where’s the Black Lady" revealed that Vice President Andrew Nichols (Jon Tenney) – whose relationship with Mellie (Bellamy Young) we used to ship so hard – is the evil genius behind Olivia’s kidnapping. His plan? Hold Liv (Kerry Washington) in indefinite captivity, exploiting the desperate love of POTUS Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and push the president toward a super Conservative political agenda. When Liv realized that Fitz declaring war still wouldn’t be enough for Andrew to let her go, she manipulated Ian (Jason Butler Harner) into selling her to the “highest bidder” instead. Touché, Ms. Pope.
3. Grey’s Anatomy: Baby/Mama Drama
“The Bed’s Too Big Without You,” which was directed by cast member Chandra Wilson, centered around April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson’s (Jesse Williams) unborn son. While Jackson was forced to admit he would consider terminating the pregnancy should it become clear that their baby would be born with an incurable disease, April and her mother (Connie Ray) engaged in a furious debate during which Mrs. Kepner said the choice was between April and God.
2. How to Get Away with Murder: Sister of Sam
Though Hannah Keating’s (Marcia Gay Harden) skulking and suspicions continued to escalate, it was Frank (Charlie Weber) who is developing decidedly Olivia Pope-ish tendencies – namely, destroying Connor’s (Jack Falahee) car to get ride of incriminating evidence and offering to “handle” Hannah for Annalise (Viola Davis).
1. Scandal: Death Wishes
Having given up on life, Olivia demanded her captors bring her beef stew, an Orange Creamsicle and … a bullet to the head. What, no red wine? Shocking!
• Reporting by MICHELE CORRISTON and AMANDA MICHELLE STEINER