Keating as a professor and defense attorney is brilliant, clever, and relentless. She never walks away from a challenge and she will never give you a reason to doubt her abilities. After watching her rule the courtroom and win every case, you won’t just admire her; you’ll want to be her (which Michaela even admitted early on in the show.) To her, the end justifies the means and so she will do whatever it takes to accomplish whatever needs to be done.
As mentioned earlier, she will do whatever it takes to make things right even if that means doing some wrong things in the process. She undermines Bonnie, lies in court, and asks Frank to commit illegal acts all for a greater good. Some of Annalise’s actions have gotten out of hand considering the murder and unethical law practices she’s committed. They don’t scream justice, however in the context of the plot and her life, they’re acceptable only because she does these actions within reason and compassion.
Annalise Keating is not perfect. She’s flawed, insecure, and scared, just like most of us, but she tries so hard to be better and to do well. She’s faced numerous hardships that have turned her cold and broken but she despite them all, she’s still in control and stands strong. She’s complex, unpredictable, and dangerous but she’s also not afraid to show her vulnerable side, which makes her character so raw and real. It’s no surprise as to why the series became a hit so fast thanks to its intriguing storyline and talented actors, but Annalise Keating is definitely the boss that runs the whole show.
- Victoria Urrutia
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