‘How to Get Away With Murder’: Did Annalise Keating End up With Tegan or Eve? Fans Are Divided
Throughout How to Get Away With Murder, viewers have debated if Annalise Keating should reunite with her first love, Eve, or give Tegan Price a chance. Many fans have rewatched the final scene depicting Annalise holding hands with multiple people, and they are divided over who she ended up with: Tegan or Eve.
Annalise Keating beats murder trial
On the final day of Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) trial, she had to figure out her next steps after her star witness, Hannah Keating (Marcia Gay Harden) supposedly died by suicide. After Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil) told Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) the identity of his birth parents, he kidnapped Hannah’s lawyer to find any evidence that she knew of his relations to her.
The lawyer handed over a USB drive, which Frank emotionally gave to Annalise. The voice recording, alongside Nate Lahey’s (Billy Brown) testimony and Annalise’s moving final words, acquitted the former professor, who walked away free.
While giving a press conference, Bonnie spotted Frank in the crowd and ran over to her lover, who immediately dropped to his knee and shot the governor twice in the chest, killing her.
The security guards promptly returned fire, killing Frank, as well as Bonnie, who also caught a bullet meant for her boyfriend. Then, viewers finally saw the highly anticipated funeral scene and learned how the professor died.
Through a montage, it’s revealed Annalise lived a long life and mentored Laurel Castillo’s (Karla Souza) son, Christopher, who ended up teaching the same class at Middleton University.
Why some fans think Annalise Keating ended up with Tegan
At Annalise’s funeral, Eve Rothlo (Famke Janssen) gave the touching eulogy for her first love. As she spoke, viewers saw flashbacks of the professor’s life after the murder trial, where she danced with Tegan Price (Amirah Vann) and attended her mother’s funeral.
Additionally, many people were shown holding hands with Annalise throughout her life. Some fans believe she held hands with Christopher (Alfred Enoch) in the scene involving Japanese gates and thinks Sam Keating (Tom Verica) held her hand in the “fancy garden.”
Some believe the woman in the pantsuit who Annalise holds hands with first is Bonnie, while others think it’s Eve, and many fans are convinced they also saw Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry) and Frank.
Many viewers believe Annalise ended up with Tegan because they think she’s the last one to hold hands with the former professor. Additionally, Annalise rejected Tegan before she heard the not guilty verdict and could have changed her mind afterward, especially after Bonnie and Frank’s tragic deaths.
Annalise and Tegan also danced at a Mexican bar after the trial, where many fans believe the former professor went to continue her relationship with Laurel and Christopher.
Viewers also noticed pictures of Tegan on the memory board honoring Annalise at her funeral, possibly signifying a romantic relationship, but the C&G lawyer died before Annalise.
Finally, when Eve was called to give the eulogy, they referred to her as “someone who knew Annalise well,” not as a significant other.
Why some fans think Annalise Keating ended up with Eve
On the other hand, many fans are convinced that Annalise ended up with Eve as they believe she’s holding her first love’s hand at the end of her life. Therefore, they think the two reunited after Annalise proudly declared her sexuality in front of the jury.
A self-professed “Evalise fan” regards the “whole point” of giving viewers a scene of Annalise rejecting Tegan as well as Eve giving the eulogy to “show she ends up with Eve, who kept loving her even after Annalise picked Sam over her.” Additionally, many believe the dancing scene with Annalise and Tegan and the pictures on the memory board only imply that the two stayed friends.
In an interview, creator Pete Nowalk explained the conclusion was meant to be ambiguous, so Tegan and Eve fans both get their happy endings. Regardless of who she ended up with, Annalise lived a long life and had people who loved her.