Commentary On Maya Vasquez´s How To Get Away With Murder

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The show opens with a fast forward to the final episode of the season, similar to season one of How to Get Away with Murder (Robinson, 2015). A station wagon is seen flying down a dirt road and we see the three main characters (who are inside the car) looking behind them in a panic. Without any further context it will cut to the opening credit sequence which are panoramic shots of New Mexico, inspired by the opening scene of chapter 39 of House of Cards (Buchman, 2015). In the pilot episode, the audience is introduced to Det. Maya Vasquez, the town of Lake Arthur, and the strange occurrences going on there. The problems such as dogs running away and not coming back, a prolonged drought, lack of growth of greenery are implied to have been going on for years by the detective as she makes her way through reports and house-calls throughout the day. Vasquez makes her discovery of the fenced-off area in question at the end of the episode. As she pulls toward it in her police cruiser, her radio goes out and car starts sputtering. …show more content…
The audience sees that nearly everything in the file has been redacted and has been inked out with black marker. She is, however, able make out the word “fatal,” and decides to return home. Back in Lake Arthur, Vasquez is home alone when she feels like she’s being watched. The next day she wakes up, and things seem like they could have been arranged in her house. She checks in her boot to see if the glass vile is still there and finds that it’s gone. In this episode Molly also returns home to speak with her sister. When she arrives, she spots a suspicious car outside her sister’s home. She decides to park and wait and sees her sister being led out by armed men. Molly doesn’t know if Celina is in trouble with the law, cartels, or worse but decides to follow them. The scene cuts to Michael who is also being detained and it becomes clear that they have been found out by either the CIA or

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