This episode barely had any Michaela in it, so we're not going to talk about her.
Okay, so remember the slap we all felt right down to our bones? Since no good deed goes unpunished, Annalise Keating has to face the music for it in "Don't Tell Annalise".
In the university's desperation to get rid of Annalise, a board member leaks a video of the slap and in the middle of a trial, Annalise gets the news that her license has been suspended. And here's where I've noticed a pattern with the writers. In the first couple of seasons, we got the impression that Annalise is usually one step ahead of everyone. Season 3 shows is this isn't always true. In the episode with the slap, we see new a DA, a hot young sista who tells Annalise that after years of bad behavior, no one in that office is willing to give her deals anymore. Annalise scoffs and blows it off, but we see her briefly panic as soon as she's out the door.
Granted, she finds a way to use that against the DA in court, but this is one of those rare moments in the series where we see Annalise truly caught off guard with no Plan B in place. This week, the news about her license has her even more rattled, as we see her hit the bottle harder than usual.