I just wanted to do something.
Wesley "Wes" Gibbins, born as Christophe Edmond, was one of the main characters of How to Get Away with Murder. With his boy-next-door charm, Wes arrived at Middleton Law School as an outcast but under the wing of Annalise Keating, Wes was able to get a place at Middleton University and quickly learned the dark truths of the criminal justice system while stumbling upon some of Annalise's most personal secrets. The more time he spent with Laurel Castillo, the lesser his chances of staying alive which ultimately led to him being murdered by Dominic.
Wes's mother immigrated from Haiti to the United States and started working for the Mahony family. He was the only black child in his neighborhood when growing up. His father was seemingly out of the picture and his mother killed herself when he was twelve. His surname was changed from Edmond when he was put into foster care. (...)
Wes came to class unprepared. ("Pilot")
Wes first meets Michaela Pratt in the lecture hall, attempting to strike up a conversation, but turned away as she coldly tells him that she is engaged. He starts his first day of Law School unprepared, having not received an email about the lesson. Annalise Keating, the professor, takes her students to her current client to hear her story, tasking them to come up with a better defense than she already has. That night, Wes tries to think of ideas, but is interrupted by the blaring music from next door. He meets his neighbor, Rebecca, and asks for her to turn down the music. She refuses and slams the door in his face. Wes returns to his apartment and notices the scratch marks in the walls from the last law student who lived in that apartment. As the class presents their ideas, Wes goes through his list, scratching them off one by one as they're all taken. He presents last, but manages to make it to the next round. After witnessing Michaela show off her skills and finding a vital piece of evidence that helps Annalise's case, Wes decides to step up his game, soon coming up with an idea. He hurries over to Annalise's office, but finds her getting ready to have sex with Nate Lahey. The professor and Wes step out of the room, the latter presents his idea, but Annalise doesn't think it's good enough. Wes is later seen returning to his apartment. He witnesses Rebecca arguing with a man by the name of Griffin O'Reilly. After he leaves, Wes tries to comfort Rebecca, but she slams the door in his face. Wes later speaks with a man named Sam, and discovers him to be Annalise's husband, ultimately learning that the professor is having an affair. He promises to keep it to himself, however. That night, Rebecca drops off a bottle of whiskey as an apology for the way she's treated him. Wes continues to attend court, watching the case being won with the help of Nate. Back in the lecture room, Annalise announces the winners of the competition; Connor, Asher, Michaela, Laurel and Wes, ensuring them all positions in her firm. ("Pilot")
Wes would some like help moving the body. ("Pilot")
After the unfortunate murder of Annalise's husband, Sam Keating, Wes, Michaela, Connor and Laurel, flee to the woods near the university in a panic and to decide their next plan of action. Wes brings with him the murder weapon, the trophy, and they decide to return it after cleaning it. The group then argue over whether or not they should dispose of the body, Wes believing that they should bury it. However, a coin toss determines that they bury it. When they go to collect the body, they wrap it up in a carpet and carry it outside, however they're stopped by a cop who questions Connor about his car. The cop almost discovers the body but is distracted by a rowdy group of drunken students. On their way to the woods they stop at a convenience store for supplies to dispose the body with. They continue their journey into the woods and they're almost caught by two drunken teenagers who are there looking for some privacy. Once they leave and they're in the clear, they take the body to a secure location and decide for one final time if they want to get rid of the body. Everyone is now in agreement and end up burning the body, disposing of all the DNA. ("Pilot")
Ten days after Rebecca's disappearance, Wes continues to search for her while on his bike. During Annalise's lesson, Wes enters class a few minutes late with a infuriated look. After Annalise asks several students including Laurel and Michaela about what to do in a case that involves a person killing their spouse. However, when Annalise asks Wes what a good defense would be for someone who had killed their lover, Wes replies with Pass. Annalise, now aggravated, gives Wes a look of disappointment, goes up to him, and pushes Wes to say the answer, to which Wes replies again with Pass, and then states that Pass simply means that he does not know what the answer is, and rudely remarks to her to stop wasting everyone's time. ("It's Time to Move On")
In the Mid-season finale Wes has died and is found in Annalise's burning house. As everyone begins to mourn, Nate informs Annalise that Wes had died before the fire meaning that he was most likely murdered. ("Who's Dead?") In We're Bad People, Laurel tells the Keating 5 that Wes is the biological father of her baby.
- Wes hated superhero movies.
- Wes had a strong motherly relationship with Annalise Keating.
- He had a bad sense of direction.
- He'd never been to Europe.
- He was afraid of heights.
- He wanted a dog someday, but not from the breeder at the pound.
- He was allergic to peanuts.
- He was terrible at basketball.
- His favorite ice cream flavor was mint chocolate chip.
- The first of the Keating 5 to become a father.
- The first of the Keating 5 to die.
- Though Charles Mahoney is Wes' biological father, Wilson Bethel, who plays Charles is actually only 4 years older than Alfred, who played Wes.
This is a gallery of photographic stills released to promote the character.