The popular TV-show The Sinner was one of the great surprises in recent years. The series produced by the lead actress Jessica Biel hit like a bomb. That came unexpectedly because Biel is not precisely a quota guarantee. Lead actor Bill Pullman had experienced some better days before. People didn’t forget his appearances in such films of David Lynch as Lost Highway and Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day, but that was a long time ago. Both stars made a big comeback with the first season of The Sinner. The fans were excited to see how the show would go on.
Jessica Biel and Her Role
The announcement of the second season initially contained a surprise. However, Jessica Biel was no longer on the screen as the story of her role ended during season 1. The story is based on a book. Instead, The Sinner 2 relied on an entirely new account. In the style of an anthology series, the second season tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who murdered his parents. As before, the initial situation seems to be clear this time but many twits are hidden. In the first episode, a crime is shown and it makes the viewer speechless from the first sight. Julian poisoned his parents in an empty motel room. When he realizes what he has done, he doesn’t seem particularly impressed. A motive for the act does not seem to be recognizable.
Bill Pullman Is Great
That will only become apparent in the course of the next episodes. Bill Pullman slips back into his role as Detective Harry Ambrose and sets out to solve the mysterious case. He finds out that the two victims were not Julian’s parents at all. During his investigation, he comes across his supposedly birth mother, who has been leading a sect-like community for years. Julian reminds Ambrose strongly of his past. He manages to win the boy’s trust, and slowly he comes closer to the truth. His young colleague Heather Novack realizes that she is involuntarily involved in the case. Her old childhood friend Marin has something to do with the matter, but she is gone for a long while. She also came into contact with the community years ago, which is now increasingly becoming the focus of events.
Each episode of The Sinner 2 ends with a twist. The motives of the protagonists remain in the dark for a long time, until the shocking truth comes to the light in the end. It’s about parenthood, manipulating people, love, passions, and secrets. The producers manage to increase the tension to the point of unbearable. Bill Pullman has found the perfect age role in his Detective Harry Ambrose. He carries the plot almost on his own and pulls the viewer deeper and deeper into a vortex of secrets and conspiracies. Jamie quickly met the high expectations of the second season. The focus of the action is not about who, but about why.