Viola Davis Reveals Alternate Ending of 'HTGAWM' Finale
By Meredith B. Kile
Warning: HTGAWM finale spoilers ahead!
How to Get Away With Murder cast members Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, and Aja Naomi King stopped by ET Thursday to dish on the crime drama’s first season finale. While they couldn’t say much, they did reveal that the show actually shot multiple endings for the dramatic finale, and now, thanks to series star Viola Davis’ appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, we know what one of those alternate endings was.
"The one that we didn't use, I just walk down the stairs to the cellar and I'm calling Rebecca's name and I find her dead in her chair, tied up. I love the ending by the way," the 49-year-old actress, who plays Annalise Keating revealed. "I just think it's still heart pounding. It's just filled with so many moments that we didn't expect. I'm glad I didn't have anything to do with it."
Instead, the show chose to reveal Rebecca’s death by having Annalise confront her associate Frank -- who we now know offed pregnant sorority girl Lila Stangard -- about who killed Rebecca, implying they were both already aware that the innocent girl had been killed and possibly hid the body from the students.
It’s a satisfying alternative, though we would have preferred the big twist being that side-eye queen Bonnie was actually Lila’s killer. But that’s just us.