After eight episodes of teasing about who is under the sheet, the identity of the unlucky victim was revealed in the winter finale of How To Get Away With Murder. In episode 9, which is aptly titled, Who's Dead? ,it is shown that Wes Gibbins is the person under the sheet, as his half-burned face is revealed.
While fans had expected either Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) or Nate Lahey (Billy Brown) to be the potential victims of the fire at Annalise Keating's house, but Wes's shocking death has left fans disappointed. The show's winter finale also left a big mystery for fans to solve. It was revealed that Wes was already dead at the time of the fire, so who killed the law student?
Here are a few fan tweets on the shocking revelation.
Alfred Enoch, who plays Wes in the show, spoke to Variety about his big on-screen death. When asked when he found out about his character's death, he explained, "Pete [Nowalk] told me around the seventh episode, so about a month and a half ago. I got a call from his assistant being like, "Hey can you come and talk to Pete?" And I was like, "This is it."We were all in this state of uncertainty and nervous excitement. "
He added, "We were all anxious to find out. He told me and I went back and told everyone else — I told Pete that I've got to tell everyone else and he was like, "Of course you do." We had time to let the shock set in."
The actor also spoke about the big mystery around Wes's death and revealed, "I do not think he killed himself. That had not even crossed my mind. I guess he's got a lot of problems in his life and people who present a threat to him — potentially Frank, potentially Charles Mahoney. He obviously matters to Annalise so [him being killed] might not have anything to do with him. This is all entirely speculative, and I'm waiting to see where they go with that. I think that there are a lot of things that could come out of the blue. I kind of gave up on speculating what happens on the show," he said.