In the Dark' Season 2 Episode 13 Preview: The finale prepares for an epic showdown between Dean and Murphy
This week, the second season of 'In the Dark' comes to an end on The CW. The thriller drama introduced us to Murphy Mason (Perry Mattfeld) and Dean Riley (Rich Sommer) among other characters. It was the relationship between these two characters that has driven much of the show. In the first season, they went from friends to lovers to enemies when Murphy learned that Dean killed her friend because the latter found out Dean worked for Nia Bailey (Nicki Micheaux), a crime lord and money launderer in Chicago.
Nia is now dead after much of Season 2 revolved around Dean trying to bust both Nia and Murphy — Nia so he could keep his job as a police officer and Murphy because he was afraid she will get to him. He also blames Murphy for his deteriorating relationship with his daughter, Chloe (Calle Walton), who had grown quite close to Murphy in the first season. A couple of episodes previously, we saw that Dean was willing to put Murphy and her friends in danger when he told Nia that Murphy was double-crossing her.
Of course, things did not go well for Dean after Nia was killed and now he plans to use the stolen drug shipment — whether it is to get the money from it since he has financial problems or to get his job back, we don't know yet. We saw in last week's episode that he had found the drugs and instead of leaving with them, he stuck around, presumably to strike a deal with Murphy.
The synopsis for this week's episode states, "In the shocking season finale, betrayal runs deep, and the consequences are devastating." Admittedly, there is not much information to get from here — the betrayal could come from either Dean or even perhaps, Josiah (Maurice Compte), Nia's competitor who was helping Murphy double-cross her.
In the promo for the season finale, we see a shot of Murphy at Dean's home. This could be Dean using Murphy to fix his relationship with Chloe, using the stolen drugs as leverage. We also see that Nia's brother, Darnell James (Keston John), is back as he tells Jess Damon (Brooke Markham) that she does not realize what could happen when "somebody like Nia goes down." We also see the police commissioner tell Dean's former partner, Gene Clemens (Matt Murray) to "drop it." We don't know what he is referring to but Gene has been investigating the case on his own after Dean was fired.
The Season 2 finale of 'In the Dark' will air on The CW on July 9 at 9/8c. Watch the promo for the episode below.