It’s all coming to an end for How to Get Away With Murder.
The ABC drama airs its series finale Thursday night, bringing Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) story to a close. After six seasons with the Keating 5, saying goodbye to How to Get Away With Murder isn’t easy for Davis. The actress — who became the first black woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role — honored HTGAWM creator Peter Nowalk on Instagram.
“Love you @PeteNowalk. Love that you wrote boldly, fearlessly without constriction. For the disabled, LGBTQ, people of color, women of a certain age who have ALWAYS been on the periphery, always being written for tentatively….we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!” Davis wrote. “You are an innovator. ‘There is only one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.’ #HTGAWM ❤❤❤🤜🏿🤜🏿.”
The Oscar winner thanked producer Shonda Rhimes in another post, writing, “Thank YOU @ShondaRhimes for your bravery, vision, leadership and talent!! @Shondaland stands on YOUR shoulders❤.”
The How to Get Away With Murder cast also got some love. “Look at my beautiful co-stars! In every way!! Love, love, love them ALL!!!! ❤❤❤ #SweetMemories #TBT #HTGAWM,” Davis wrote alongside a slideshow.
Rhimes also penned an emotional farewell to the series.
“I can’t believe #HTGAWM is ending. This show has broken many barriers and changed many lives. Thank you to @petenowalk for creating such an important show. You have dreamed up and executed these stories for the last six years and have done an excellent job challenging and reflecting humanity. Thank you to the incomparable @violadavis for bringing Annalise Keating to life. A huge thank you to the entire cast and crew for all of your hard work. It’s been a joy being on this ride with you all,” she wrote.
See more goodbyes below.
Davis teased an emotional ending for the Keating 5 while speaking with ET.
“It is everything that you need to sew it up in your heart, in your mind,” she said of the show’s swan song. “It’s almost a love song that [creator and executive producer Peter Nowalk] wrote. It’s a great aria. That’s how I see it, it’s operatic in nature.”