Prodigal Son: Annihilator
September 30, 2019 7:28 PM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Bright jumps at the chance to help Arroyo solve a quadruple homicide for the NYPD. As Bright slips into the mind of this serial killer, he finds himself dealing with the repercussions of seeing his father for the first time in years. Tormented by the terrors of his childhood, Bright is faced with whether his nightmares actually happened.
posted by oh yeah! (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, what do we think the missing time will turn out to be? That Mrs. Whitley participated in the murders too, and/or the cover-up? Or maybe young Malcolm?
posted by oh yeah! at 7:42 PM on September 30, 2019 [1 favorite]

It's pretty clear his mom knows something. My guess is she is trying to protect Bright rather than being involved herself but that's just a guess.

If I were writing it I'd probably do something like Bright having discovered his dad's secret over and over again and every time his dad used drugs to induce retroactive amnesia, so the girl in the box was a memory from a previous time he discovered the truth rather than the last time when he called the cops. But I'm not sure that fits the facts here as that knowledge wouldn't necessarily be something his mom would so strongly want to protect him from.
posted by Justinian at 12:12 PM on October 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

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