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'In the Dark' Season 2 Episode 6 Preview: Is Jess's life in danger as Nia sends Sam to 'handle' her?

With Jess's girlfriend, Sterling actually being one of Nia's people, could she be the next casualty on the show? We hope not
'In the Dark' (The CW)
'In the Dark' (The CW)

In the fourth episode of Season 2 of 'In the Dark', we saw Murphy Mason (Perry Mattfeld) taking a major decision when she agreed to store Nia Bailey's (Nicki Micheaux) drugs at Guiding Hope, the school for training guide dogs that Murphy works at. She did so to strike a deal with Nia who would then spare Max Parish's (Casey Deidrick) life. Murphy's decision had a major impact on not just her life, but also on the lives of her friends and colleagues, Felix Bell (Morgan Krantz) and Jess Damon (Brooke Markham).

While Murphy roped in Felix to help her, they decided to keep Jess in the dark. The poor woman was already freaking out on the thought of them laundering money, and we can't imagine how she will react to learning that they deal with drugs now as well. Of course, there will be more heartbreak for Jess when she learns what we learned in the last episode, that her girlfriend, Sterling (Natalie Liconti) — who she is getting really close to — actually works for Nia and is really Nia's henchwoman, Sam's (Cortni Vaughn Joyner) girlfriend.

Of course, since Sterling reports back to Nia, we think that Jess's life may be in danger. In the promo for this week's episode, we see Nia telling Sam that they should handle her as "they think Jess is a liability." "They" in this context could be Felix and Murphy, but there's no way they would put her in danger, right? Meanwhile, Murphy and Felix continue to juggle their personal extracurricular activities with the demands of drug dealing. While Felix is seeing Chelsea the bartender (Lindsey Broad), Murphy would try to get closer to Josh Wallace (Theodore Bhat), the IRS officer Murphy met in an earlier episode whom she learned was going blind. In the last episode, Murphy realizes that Josh might be investigating Nia.

As Josh continues to seek Murphy's guidance on how to navigate becoming blind, while trying to hold on to his job as long as he can, Murphy might even be getting over Max Parish (Casey Deidrick) and seeing a new love interest in Josh. Finally, Dean Riley (Rich Sommer) will continue to investigate Nia with the help of Officer Gene Clemens (Matt Murray) as Darnell James (Keston John) tries to figure out getting revenge on Nia without putting Murphy and her friends in the crosshairs.

'In the Dark' airs on The CW on Thursday nights at 9/8c. Watch the promo for this week's episode below: