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'In the Dark' Season 2 Episode 6: Josh could replace Max as Murphy's love interest, but fans are divided

Josh and Murphy could warm up and become more than friends, but Murphy's dealings with Nia may play spoilsport
Murphy and Josh (The CW)
Murphy and Josh (The CW)

Spoilers for 'In the Dark' Season 2 Episode 6 'The Truth Hurts'

When The CW's 'In the Dark' introduced Max Parish (Casey Deidrick) as Murphy Mason's (Perry Mattfeld) love interest, "Murphax" shippers may have thought they would have some time to celebrate the couple. However, the two soon parted ways as Murphy ended up being involved with Dean Riley (Rich Sommer).

We all know that did not end well. So when Max returned in the second episode, we were happy. Unfortunately, that happiness was again short-lived. When Murphy realized that Dean was after Max so he could get to Chicago crime boss, Nia Bailey (Nicki Micheaux), she broke up with him to make him go away. Unfortunately, Murphy didn't tell Max that her friends stole the money he had stashed away. So he ended up wasting time looking for it, which led to Dean arresting him anyway. While Murphy took a dangerous decision and made a big sacrifice to keep Max safe from Nia's people, it doesn't look like Max might have any warm feelings left for her.

Meanwhile, this season introduced a new character that might mean trouble for Murphax shippers. Josh Wallace (Theodore Bhat) is an IRS officer who is going blind and first meets Murphy on the pretext of going through Guiding Hope's files. However, he later tells her the real deal and she agrees to help him.

Max and Murphy (The CW)

In last week's episode, Murphy understood that Josh was investigating Nia and since Murphy is now very involved with Nia's crimes, she decides to snoop some more. On the pretext of helping him with apps that can make his job easier as he is going blind, Murphy and Josh end up spending a lot of time together. They become quite close and we suspect something more could happen eventually.

Of course, while some fans think this is cute while others are worried about what it means for Murphy's relationship with Max. One fan tweeted, "Even though I am warming up to Josh I am still rooting for Max even if he's in prison at the moment #IntheDark." Another wrote, "Josh seems like a really sweet guy #InTheDark." One viewer opined perhaps in a way of putting it out there, "Josh and Murphy's friendship is so cute. I love that they are platonic friends. #InTheDark," while another wrote, "I really like Josh I hope him and Murphy stay friends #InTheDark."

A viewer tweeted, "Josh seems very similar to Max tbh, just ya know, he's on the right side of the law instead. But he's sweet and we've seen him firmly stand up to Murphy too. They have good chemistry and their scenes in this episode were cute. F**k it. I SHIP IT. #InTheDark." Another wrote, "I'm not sure if #InTheDark is testing the waters with Josh and planning on doing a love triangle with Murphy and Max, or just straight up planning on killing Max and making Josh the eventual LI but... I don't completely hate it??"

'In the Dark' airs on The CW on Thursday nights at 9/8c.