'Dublin Murders' Episode 2: Why was Adam/Rob spared in the woods while Peter and Jamie were killed?
Hopefully, why Rob aka Adam was spared while his friends were not, will be answered in the coming episodes.
Episode 1 of 'Dublin Murders' premiered on Starz Sunday night and it left the viewers with a whole lot of questions. The fact the miniseries is eight episodes long, gives us some solace as to all the twists and turns that await us in this tale, but it also induces a fear that maybe that is all the show will be about - twists and turns without any of the answers. Ever the optimists, we are taking that risk, primarily because of how hooked the show got us with the very first episode.
The premiere episode of the series ended with a major twist, which they had teased from the very beginning. The protagonist, Rob Reilly (Killian Scott) has a dark past, and it is clear from the very first scene of the series, wherein he breaks down in front his partner Cassie Maddox (Sarah Greene) about how being left behind while the people around you die is not lucky. Through the course of the episode, we saw him experience PTSD-like symptoms and hallucinations.
Cassie and Rob are the lead detectives in the murder of a girl who was killed in the woods. Her body was left in an archeological site in a ritualistic manner, and the small in Ireland is shaken up, not just because of the gruesome murder, but also because of the memories this murder brings forth. 20 years ago, the same woods became the spot where two children went missing, while their friend Adam was left behind. He was found in tattered clothes hugging a tree, while the blood of another child filled his shoes.
We learn that Rob was the child that was left behind and because as a boy he could not answer the questions the parents of his friends had, his parents shipped him off to a boarding school. He changed his name and built a life away from home, only to return as an adult and help solve mysteries. It is clear that his trauma as a child shaped who he became as an adult, but we are yet to find out what happened to him in the woods.
Hopefully, why Rob aka Adam was spared while his friends were not, will be answered in the coming episodes. We would also like some specifics on the wolf that visits him in the night - is it real? Is it real enough to cause real harm? Also, what is going on with Rob's neck? Hopefully, we will find out soon enough.
Don't forget to watch Episode 2 of 'Dublin Murders' on Sunday, November 17.