It’s back, it’s back, it’s finally back! The new season of The Sinner is here, and it looks like it’s gonna be another good one. Sophomore Slump, away with you. You know how the Sinner formula works, right? A seemingly normal person commit a brutal, abnormal crime. We know immediately whodunit, but we don’t know why.
Ambrose is back, Cora is not: As far we know, Cora is still in the psych ward in Dorchester. She’d be a jailbird still if it weren’t for Harry. She won’t be making an appearance this season. But Ambrose is. He seems a little bit happier and healthier this time around. But going back to his childhood hometown threatens to ruin that. Like before, he immediately knew that Julian was the killer the moment he met him. But–maybe this was me–he’s a little rusty. But I’m sure he’ll be back fully next episode.
About Julian….: Man, that kid was creepy. We know that he’s a killer, but what’s his deal? Towards the end, we discovered that his parents weren’t his parents. But for the most part, he seems very comfortable in their company. He and the fake mom sang songs together. The couple wants him to have fun and be safe. The three of them were laughing and joking together like….well…a family. They weren’t your average kidnappers. So maybe they’re not blood relatives, but there was a genuine bond. Maybe they were a part of this apparent cult? Or maybe Julian really is a genuine psycho who did this with a premeditation? Or maybe someone forced him to do it?
The new detective: Her name was Heather Novack, daughter of Harry’s friend Jack. She seems to be very ambitious, but also sympathetic. She and her father seemed to have a very close relationship. And he was proud of her. But there were little hints of ‘tortured soul’ there. Like sneaking off to the bathroom to have a drink. She knows this case is too much for her to handle, so she asks Harry for help. She and Ambrose know each other because of her father. But not very well. It’ll be interesting to see how their relationship forms in the coming episodes.
Julian’s apparent real mother: Is she his real mother? Or does she just see herself as a mother figure to him? And what was this stuff about the shadow self? In their first scene together, Julian was coloring a picture of a man in a dark cloak. And we see this figure in a few times in flashes. Will Julian have DID, formerly know as multiple personality disorder? Ugh, so many questions?
This season is off to a good start and I hope it continues to be good. Until then…..