Who else jumped out of there skin when they heard “Don’t be” coming from the shadows? Annaliese is something else! She is either an evil genius, or just plain bat shit crazy. I haven’t decided yet. She is like a less violent version of Emily Thorn. Her sneaky, manipulative ways know no bounds! Here I am really thinking she’s trying to find Sam and is genuinely distressed over his absence (for what reason, I’ll never know). Then we find out she already knew he was dead for half the night, and her outpouring of grief and concern are part of her plan to help her Keating 5 get away with murder! Shonda is a genius!
Some, (Brittany Powell), may wonder why they just don’t stop the lies and tell the truth. Well, because Annaliese is the puppet master. The only reason Wes lied and said Heads during the coin toss was because Annaliese gave him instructions to go back and move the body. We find out at the end of the show, Anna already knew they killed Sam. Clearly she didn’t just tell Wes to not feel sorry and let him go. Rest assured she gave him instructions on what to do from there on out. I would never dream of going against her, so I too would lie until the end of time if I had to. Who knows what she’s capable of!
As for Sam…good riddance you loser. I’m convinced he really did kill her now. I say that because had it been me thrown over a second story banister, once I regained consciousness, my first instinct would have been to slither out of that house unseen. Five against one? I don’t like those odds. But no, what does he do? He rises from what very well could have been his death, and try to strangle Rebecca! Are your secrets that bad to where you get a second chance at life and you waste it on trying to kill a girl with 3 of her frienemies and her lover near?! You deserved to get your socks rocked.
Who really killed Sam though? I vote Mikayla. And not because she is the one who initially pushed him over the banister. For one, she was protecting Laurel, and secondly, he bounced back from that anyway. Even though Wes delivered the deadly blow, none of this wouldn’t have happened if Mikayla would have not brought attention to Rebecca’s presence in the house! You saw how she was creeping towards the stairs like the Grinch in the town square of Whoville on Christmas Eve! Obviously she was up to no good! That alone was reason enough for her not to blurt out, “Rebecca?!”. She set off the chain reaction that which lead to Sam’s death.