“Who I am is a 53-year-old woman from Memphis Tennessee named Anna Mae Harkness. I’m ambitious, black, bisexual, angry, sad, strong, sensitive, scared, fierce, talented, exhausted — and I am at your mercy.” Those are the words of Annalise Keating during her closing argument in the series finale.
After Six intense seasons, we’ve followed along, picked up clues, and tried to solve mystery after mystery.
Last week, we said goodbye to one of the best shows on TV (my best TV Series) and it was all shades of amazing!
I came up with a few lessons learned from the show. Check them out.
1. Don’t Lie Too Much!
I repeat, don’t fu*king lie too much. Annalise and her students kept on lying and it keeps getting deeper for them. Though the lies helped them win some cases in the court while it didn’t help their personal life. It got out of control which caught up with them later.
2. Let It Go, Forgive Yourself.
Just like Annalise when she takes off her wig and makeup, let it go. During therapy, she was forced to acknowledge a pivotal reality that makes her admit a hard truth and she forgives herself. Whatever has been bothering you, let it go because some problems can’t be addressed right away.
3. You Can Start Over
Annalise Keating started life as Anna Mae Harkness, who was raped by her uncle. Later on, while pregnant with her child, she lost the baby due to a car accident that was orchestrated by her client.
Through these traumatic events and as the series progresses, she picks herself up and starts over, stronger than before.
She is a survivor.
4. Get Out Of Bad Situation
Annalise students had a lot of opportunities to leave the “Keating 5” ever since the first murder but they stayed. They didn’t leave till they got deep into it and couldn’t leave anymore. FBI started an investigation which led to them turning on each other which didn’t end well for them. Leave the bad situation or gathering that you are now before it gets late and worse.
5. Fight Your Fight, Find Your Light, and Love Who You Are – Pete Nowalk