It was made pretty clear when viewers saw Wes' body burnt to a crisp that he was definitely dead, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. However, next week's episode of How To Get Away With Murder seems to suggest that something has gone amiss at the morgue where the deceased is being kept. So what happened to Wes' body on How To Get Away With Murder? Whatever is going on could prove to be pretty important.
Let me back up here for a minute. In the brief clip for the upcoming episode, we hear Laurel request to see Wes' body, probably as a way to help her find some form of closure for the man she loved. However, when Nate goes to show her the body, they both look down at it in shock. What is there to be so surprised about? I would understand if Laurel was upset over seeing Wes is such a horrible state. Those burns all over his body still haunt my dreams at night. But why would Nate be so shocked when he's seen the body before? It doesn't make any sense unless perhaps the body is no longer there. Maybe this is yet another part of the plan meant to frame Annalise and take her down.
Now, of course, it's important to point out that these promos are usually meant to throw viewers off. So depending upon how much they altered the segment, their looks of shock could be over something completely different. Right now, it's hard to say. But if that isn't the case (for once), that means either Wes' body is gone and the slab is empty when they go visit the morgue. Or, another body is found in his place, which would make things even more confusing. But isn't that right in the show's wheelhouse?
Honestly, I have no clue what's going on in this scene, but so many people are desperate to hang on to any shred of hope that Wes is still alive, this is probably going to send the Wes theories into overdrive. But as much as I hate to break it to you, I doubt that option is in the realm of possibility. Those burns and that body don't lie. Wes is definitely dead and won't be pulling a Jon Snow in the near future. But that doesn't mean his body hasn't been tampered with in some way or taken from the slab altogether. And if that's the case, we're left to wonder: why? I guess we'll find out soon enough.