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After months of flashbacks and teasing, we've finally arrived at the "Winter Finale" of "HTGAWM," where the question #WhoKilledSam gets #answered. The next question is what tantalizing event they're going to dangle in front of us for the next half of the season. This week's episode had nothing to talk about in the realm of "Monster of the Week" or law school, outside of a nod to final exams. Then came the murderousness. Big spoilers ahead. Big.

That's Detective Goth Girl

At the behest of Detective Lahey, Goth Girl is armed with a USB flash drive, determined to find some dirt about Dead Girl's murder on Sam's computer. When Goth arrives at the Law Office House, Michaela is already there, on an innocent-ish mission to return the justice statute that she just pilfered from "OITNB" Guy (OK, fine, he has a name; his character's name is "Asher," but that's my sister's cat's name, so we'll just stick with "OITNB" Guy.)

Boy, what a week for Lawyers (Allegedly) Behaving Badly. Today, police announced the Florida State University alum who shot three people at the FSU library early this morning was a lawyer too.

Myron May, 31, graduated from FSU and then received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law. According to WESH-TV in Orlando, May entered the FSU library just after midnight, opening fire with a semiautomatic handgun, wounding three students.

Police killed May after he allegedly refused to drop his gun and began firing at them.

"Serial" is the hot new podcast that's taking the nation by storm. A spin-off of "This American Life," "Serial" is the story of Adnan Syed, a kid from a Baltimore suburb who was convicted of the murder of his ex-girlfriend in 1999. The show's creator, "TAL" producer Sarah Koenig, was clued into the story by Rabia Chaudry, a lawyer, journalist, and friend of Adnan's family.

The show unfolds in a serial format (hence the name), with a new episode each week focusing on a different aspect of the case. The podcast has already spawned a cottage industry of meta-podcasts and discussion groups. Much of the focus of the story is on the legal system.

Why should lawyers care about this show? (Minor spoilers follow. Just listen to the podcast, already.)

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced 16 people would come together to form the Ferguson Commission, a panel appointed to help the community heal after the shooting death of Michael Brown.

According to The Associated Press, two attorneys will sit on the Ferguson commission, along with pastors, a community activist, a professor, and a detective, to name a few. And while some construction blogger is likely furiously typing about the owner of a Ferguson construction supply company's involvement, we're a bit more interested in the two lawyers.

So who are the lawyers on the Ferguson Commission?

On Friday, police in Southington, Connecticut, put an ad on a prostitution website soliciting clients. They got a lot of replies, including six suspects who were arrested at a local motel, apparently hoping they could get in on that prostitution they'd heard so much about.

And wouldn't you know it? One of them was a University of Connecticut adjunct law professor.

As ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder" ramps up toward its "Winter Finale" (which seems like a new method of normalizing the "it's reruns until February" phenomenon), things kick into high gear. The scandal multiplies to levels not even seen on "Scandal," and we're only one week away from finding out who killed Sam! Spoilers follow. You know the drill.

This Week's Murder: Fairly Irrelevant

This week's murder was phoned in, basically filler between the more salacious bits. Mom killed the nanny? Meh. Father and son bonded over mutual STDs? Whatever. Each weekly murder is supposed to teach us a new legal concept, but we didn't learn much this week. Something, something, lack of capacity? Prof. Keating didn't even mention the cases where sleepwalking was used as a defense to negate mens rea or actus reus. Then again, she's probably preoccupied, what with her husband sleeping with the dead girl.

There was so much blood that neighbors thought that the victims had been shot. Police responded to an alarm, thinking that they were headed to a home invasion robbery.

Instead, it was perhaps the most extreme alleged case of a disgruntled ex-employee that you'll ever see. Alecia and Andrew Schmuhl, both attorneys, were arraigned this morning on charges of malicious wounding and abduction after they allegedly entered the home of Alecia's former employer and stabbed both him and his wife.

Why? An employment dispute, apparently.

Ah "HTGAWM." Two weeks ago, I was mocking your mediocrity. Now? Actually I still am, but hey -- last night's was a good episode. If you're just now catching up on the show, note that everything after this handy italic paragraph is spoiler-laden: Watch Episode 7 first. And if you haven't read our previous recaps, you've got some homework to do.

Client of the week? This week it was all about Rebecca ("Goth Girl"). There were motions and staged courtroom drama, the appearance of the guy who played Richard Fish in "Ally McBeal," a two-timing prosecutor, and an assumingly fake rape allegation tossed in for fun. Four of the Keating Five had sex, with the uptight Michaela getting a surprise prenup instead.

Oh, and as we predicted, Mr. Keating is probably the murderer (of Lyla, the dead student that he was boning). Fun shocker: She was pregnant at the time of death! (Motive!) But who killed Keating, with the trophy, in the office? (Probably Goth Girl, but I'm saying there's a 10 percent chance it was Wait-List Wes and she just got unlucky with the blood splatter.)

All those excuses about being too busy with work to exercise? Well, you knew they were crap, but now you have this lady to hold up as motivation.

Annie Bersagel is a recent Stanford Law graduate. She's a lot more than that, actually: She was a college All-American, the 2006 NCAA Woman Of The Year, a Fulbright Scholar, a California-licensed attorney and now she works in investments in Norway.

She's also a professional athlete in her spare time, with a U.S. Marathon title under her belt last year, and a 10th-place finish in the New York City marathon earlier this week, reports Forbes.

Last week, "HTGAWM" taught us all about jury selection, jury tampering, and jury nullification. This week, we left the juries behind to get a crash course in appellate litigation and what Wait List Wes looks like just after he's showered. So, you know, the important things. (As always: Spoiler alert!)

Instead of a trial, this week, the Keating Five -- which sounds like a group of people being prosecuted for taking bribes (because they were) -- handled an appeal. (Or is it a habeas petition? Eh, it's all the same, right?) It's up to the gang to set a convicted murderer free.