What to Know Before Tonight’s Shondaland Midseason Premieres

“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” return Feb. 11

TGIT returns to ABC this week, with “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” back for their midseason premieres.

But Shondaland shows are famous for their twists and turns, so if you’ve forgotten everything that happened back in 2015, TheWrap is here to help with a handy primer.

From who shot Annalise to the most recent Olitz drama, here’s everything you need to know about ABC’s Thursday dramas:

“Grey’s Anatomy”

Owen vs. Nathan
The introduction of Nathan Riggs to Grey Sloan seemed to rile Owen, but the reason why is still a mystery. The two share a past that seems to involve Owen’s sister somehow, but so far Meredith is the only one who knows the whole story, and she’s not telling — not even Amelia.

Meredith vs. Amelia
The fact that Meredith has volunteered to be Owen’s “person” and wouldn’t break his confidence riled the female Shepherd, and led to her flinging some nasty barbs at her sister-in-law. Meredith very calmly asked Amelia to move out of her house, but the status of the pair’s relationship may be the worst it’s ever been.

April vs. Jackson
Like Alex and Jo, April and Jackson’s relationship was left on cliffhanger in the midseason finale. After spending the night together and the ensuing awkwardness, April finally commanded Jackson to say what he wants to say. Whether that means good or bad things for the couple is anyone’s guess.


Olivia’s abortion
By far, the biggest shocker in the “Scandal” midseason finale was Olivia’s surprise abortion. But the surprises didn’t end there. After going public with their relationship and Olivia moving into the White House, a brutal shouting match seemed to spell the end of Olitz for good.

Jake/Rowan/Lazarus One
After Jake found out that Rowan was not the one behind Lazarus One, the former B613 agent seemed to be back on good terms with Papa Pope by the end of the midseason finale.

“How to Get Away With Murder”

Annalise’s shooter
The mystery of who shot Annalise, which was introduced all the way back in the Season 2 premiere, was finally solved in the midseason finale. It was Wes, but by Annalise’s request, in order to frame Catherine for Sinclair’s murder. And to motivate him, she finally informs her student that Rebecca is dead. An understandably upset Wes shoots her in the gut instead of the leg as planned, and their already complicated relationship becomes even more so.

That complicated relationship goes back decades — if Wes really is Christophe, that is. Assuming they are the same person, Annalise and Eve were somehow involved in his mother’s suicide.

Asher is a murderer
After escaping most of the craziness and murder in Season 1, Asher officially got dragged into the drama in the midseason finale. Not only did he kill Sinclair with his car (she kind of deserved it), but he finally found out that his classmates were behind Sam’s murder.


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