Thoughts From The Sinner, Season 2, Part 1 (8/1/2018)

Synopsis: A few months after helping Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) is called back to his former hometown to investigate the murder of a man and woman that was apparently carried out by a 13-year-old boy named Julian (Elisha Henig)

My Thoughts:

1. When I first heard there was going to be another season of this show, I was curious how they planned to carry it out. My first thought was they were going to essentially reboot it, with the same actors playing different roles (similar to American Horror Story). I was pleased to discover it is, in fact, a sequel to the first season with the same detective but, at the same time, is still its own story all together.

2. I must admit, while I figured Julian would kill the people he was traveling with (which may or may not be his parents), I really wasn't expecting his method. I figured he would wind up stabbing them or something. The poison angle took me by surprise.

3. I kind of wish the show would have let us meet the people who were willing to take him in as a foster child. I mean, given the circumstances, I'm not sure I would want him in my house and around other children, locked room or not.

4. Am I the only one who thinks Julian needs a new defense attorney? After all, he was grilled by Harry and his new partner, Heather (Natalie Paul) and confessed to the crime without even an attempt to remind him of his right to remain silent?

5. I am a little bit curious about Julian's shoes and his decision to remove them. It may or may not have anything to do with the case (though I am leaning toward the former) but it definitely does seem a bit odd. Plus, the show did make an effort to mention it, so that must be worth something.

6. The fact he has no luggage is also interesting. I don't think he was kidnapped because, if that had been the case, he wouldn't have been left unsupervised as much as he was. But, at the same time, it does seem a bit odd they wouldn't bother to pack anything for him, especially since it was a long trip. Since the show's previews are hinting at some sort of cult, I wonder if he was supposed to have been sacrificed or something.

Final Opinion: Overall, I think this season premiere (which I finally had a chance to watch last night) was pretty decent. It looked like it would be a cut-and-dry case at first. But, there are just enough early questions to keep things interesting and I can't wait until part 2.


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