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"This is Dominic. He's a... He's a family friend."
Laurel Castillo to her friends about Dominic[src]

Dominic is a supporting character and antagonist on How to Get Away with Murder. He is known by the audience for being Wes' killer sent by Laurel's father. He is also a friend or an acquaintance of Laurel's.


BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Dominic presumably grew up with the Castillo family. He fell in love with Laurel but the love was only one-sided and got Dominic in a lot of trouble with Laurel's father, Jorge. Dominic eventually started working for Jorge, doing his "dirty work". ("He's Dead", "Everything We Did Was For Nothing")

Season 3Edit

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Dominic killing Wes. ("Wes")

Dominic sent to Philadelphia by Jorge Castillo to take care of Wes Gibbins, the boyfriend of Laurel Castillo. Once there, he entered the Keating House where he hid until Wes was alone. After making a phone call, Wes goes to put the phone down but he is grabbed from behind. Dominic injects Wes with a syringe. Wes elbows Dominic in the face and begins to feel the effects of the syringe. He picks up a vodka bottle and smashes it around Dominic's head and tries to make a run for it. He stumbles to the door but doesn't make it and falls to the floor. The effects of the injection take full effect. He slowly crawls to the door, using all of his strength while calling for help. Dominic comes up from behind and rolls him onto his back. He puts one of his gloves into Wes' mouth and squeezes his nose and places his hand over his mouth, suffocating him. Dominic then drags Wes' body through the house into the basement and unscrews the gas line. He then leaves it to fill the room. The flame from the boiler still burning, which ignites the gas and creates an explosion. After the house goes up in flames, Dominic sits in his car and rings Jorge. Connor runs past. He tells Jorge that they have a problem. Jorge only really cares whether Wes is dead or not. Dominic confirms that Wes is dead but it got messy. ("He Made a Terrible Mistake", "Wes (episode)")

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Laurel running into Dominic, the family 'friend'. ("Wes")

Weeks after the murder, Todd Denver calls Dominic to get his hands on Wes' cell phone. Once retrieving it, Dominic meets Denver in his car on the top of a multi-story car park. Denver asks him if he has what he wants. Dominic reaches into his jacket pocket and pulls out an envelope containing Wes' phone which he hands to Denver. Denver snatches it out of his hands and examines its contents. After he is happy, he tells Dominic to get out. Later that night, Dominic notices Laurel going after Charles with a gun and intercepts her. She immediately recognizes him and hides the gun in her coat. He tells her to give him a hug and the two embrace. She asks him what he is doing in New York and he says work. Michaela and Asher arrive. They ask who the guy is and Laurel introduces him as a family friend. Charles sees that Michaela isn't coming and gets into the cab and dives away. ("Wes")

Season 4Edit

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Dominic lurking in the shadows. ("Live. Live. Live.")

Noticing that Laurel and her friends are up to something, he finds that they plan to expose some of the bad things that her father's company has been responsible for. The night before the party, he then calls Laurel who is at her apartment and tells her not to go through with it. Acting dumb, Laurel asks him what he is talking about and Dominic tells her that her father knows she is pregnant and reminds her that he could know a lot more if he told him. The night of the crime, he goes to her apartment where he finds Connor on the phone to Michaela. Connor begins to talk about Laurel and Dominic reaches into his pocket to grab hold of his gun. Michaela tells Connor that Laurel should be at her apartment, but as she isn't something must have happened to her. Dominic hears Connor respond and leaves the apartment building as he realized that Laurel might be in danger. ("Live. Live. Live.", "He's Dead")

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Dominic being tortured by Frank. ("He's Dead")

Later, he gets notified that there was a breach of their lawyers' security. He then goes to Caplan & Gold and questions Tegan Price about the breach in their security with the Antares Technologies servers. Tegan assures him that even though was a breach, they have no reported files missing. Dominic asks her how she is sure and she tells him that there are logs in place that show that nothing has been removed. Dominic is still not satisfied and asks for someone from the I.T. department to verify what she is saying. Tegan looks around and tells him that Lazlo has already gone home for the night but she will arrange a meeting with them for the following day. Dominic shakes his head and asks for the other guy who was a witness to the shooting. Tegan reluctantly gives him Oliver's name. He thanks her for her cooperation and leaves. He is then kidnapped by Frank and taken to a warehouse where he tortures him for information. Frank repeatedly asks him where the hard drive is (the one that Laurel obtained from Caplan & Gold). Dominic tells him that he didn't even know that there was a drive until he just told him. Dominic then plays on Franks emotions by reminding Frank that Laurel's baby isn't his. He tells him that he was in love with Laurel at a time but his love got him into a precarious situation with her father, Jorge Castillo. Frank punches him again. Dominic continues his mind games and Frank cracks and twists his head, breaking his neck. He then takes his phone and leaves. ("He's Dead")

Over the next couple of days, Frank wraps up Dominic's lifeless body and puts it in the back of Dominic's car. Frank holds onto Dominic's phone for a while, searching it for information. Once he is done with it, he disposes it along with the body and the car at a scrap yard where everything gets crushed in a compressor. ("Everything We Did Was For Nothing")

Murders CommittedEdit

  • Wes Gibbins: Chased him around the house before drugging him. He then proceeded to cover his mouth and nose, restricting air into his body, killing him. Dominic then broke the gas line in the house and set it alight, burning the entire house down. Dominic did this under the orders of Jorge Castillo as he planned to make his company public. But due to Wes' confession to the police that he knew what happened to Sam and Annalise, Jorge sent Dominic to kill him before he implicated his daughter, resulting in the company losing millions.

TriviaEdit

  • Despite being the killer of one of the main characters, Dominic has a very small role in Season 4. This is due to the fact his actor, Nicholas Gonzalez, had large commitments with ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor.’[1]
  • Dominic is the only recurring character besides Kan, and the only one who appeared in multiple seasons, whose surname was never revealed.
  • Despite only appearing for two episodes in Season 4, and with very little screen time in both appearances, Dominic is mentioned numerous times in most, if not every, episode of that season.

AppearancesEdit

Season 3
"We're Good People Now" "There Are Worse Things Than Murder" "Always Bet Black" "Don't Tell Annalise" "It's About Frank"
"Is Someone Really Dead?" "Call It Mother's Intuition" "No More Blood" "Who's Dead?" "We're Bad People"
"Not Everything's About Annalise" "Go Cry Somewhere Else" "It's War" "He Made a Terrible Mistake" "Wes"
Season 4
"I'm Going Away" "I'm Not Her" "It's for the Greater Good" "Was She Ever Good at Her Job?" "I Love Her"
"Stay Strong, Mama" "Nobody Roots for Goliath" "Live. Live. Live." "He's Dead" "Everything We Did Was For Nothing"
"He's a Bad Father" "Ask Him About Stella" "Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" "The Day Before He Died" "Nobody Else Is Dying"

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