Why Was Wes' Neighbor Arrested On 'How To Get Away With Murder'? Could She Be Lila's Killer?
In the final moments of Thursday's episode of How To Get Away With Murder , everything you thought you knew about the show (and the characters) was completely turned upside down when Rebecca, Wes' neighbor, was arrested — along side the boyfriend — for Lila Stangard's murder. I could have sworn that it was Sam Keating who killed Lila Stangard, the student he was most definitely having a relationship with. So why was Rebecca the one arrested for Lila's murder? Did she really have something to do with it, or is this Shonda Rhimes' way of throwing us off the scent?
In Thursday's episode, we learned slightly more about the neighbor that Wes moved across the hall from. Rebecca comes over to use Wes' shower, when she leaves a cell phone underneath his sink. When he turns it on, there is a passcode. Oh the major woos of modern technology. Could the phone be Lila's? Because that's what I am thinking, which means that Rebecca had Lila's phone for some reason, and now Wes has it, and if he is smart, he won't be holding on to it for too long to incriminate himself — yeah, I watch a lot of crime shows.
So what was Rebecca arrested for? Well, that was kind of unclear in this episode. Wes walked in on Rebecca being taken away by cops, and he later caught the news on his laptop as the newscaster said that Rebecca worked at a campus bar that was known for being the location where students bought drugs. Diving in deeper to Rebecca's history, she had a history of drug charges, including hard narcotics. But does that really explain how Lila's body got in a water tank on the roof of her sorority house? I don't think it does. But perhaps they are saving those answers for next week's episode.
In the final moments of the episode, we see Wes reuniting with Rebecca in a motel room. The important part of this scene isn't that the two are an item, but that two and a half months after Rebecca is arrested for Lila's murder — using the jump forwards the show takes advantage of —she is in this motel room hiding from something. So clearly the murder charges didn't stick, or she wouldn't be a free woman.