'In the Dark' Season 2 Premiere: Did Dean get away with murder and will Murphy have to do Nia's dirty work?
Season 1 saw Murphy trying to solve Tyson's murder since the police were not doing anything
Spoilers for 'In the Dark' Season 2 Premiere 'All About the Benjamin'
'In the Dark' is one of the most progressive shows on The CW and for a network that airs other diverse shows such as 'Jane the Virgin', 'All American' and 'The 100', that's saying something. Featuring a lead hero who is a blind, sardonic, possibly alcoholic 20-something woman is not something you see on any other show.
In its 13-episode-long Season 1, we were introduced to Murphy Mason (Perry Mattfield) and her ragtag group of friends, including her roommate, Jess Damon (Brooke Markham), and her co-worker, Felix Bell (Morgan Krantz).
Murphy's parents run Guiding Hope, a school for training guide dogs. Murphy works there along with Jess and Felix but she is disassociated from life and work, disappointing her parents. The one person she talks to is Tyson Parker, a teenager who saved Murphy from a violent mugging and became her closest friend until he gets killed.
Season 1 saw Murphy trying to solve Tyson's murder since the police were not doing anything. She realized that Tyson's killer was Dean Riley (Rich Sommer), a cop who sympathizes with Murphy because his daughter, Chloe is blind as well. While Dean and Murphy start dating, that relationship soon ends up in flames as Murphy tries to get Dean to confess to what he did.
In the meantime, Jess and Felix steal money from Nia Bailey, Dean's criminal boss, to pay for Guiding Hope to continue functioning. Nia finds out what happened and tells Murphy that she and her friends will be working for Nia now.
The Season 2 premiere picks up right from the end of Season 1. Murphy is in the hospital and Dean has been arrested after Murphy gave the police her recording of Dean's confession. Now what she worries about is Nia's plan for her and her friends. She quickly leaves the hospital without being discharged to find Jess and Felix to plan for what comes next.
Both Jess and Murphy agree to give Nia's money back. However, Felix wants to save Guiding Hope and is a little hesitant. However, they finally manage to keep Nia's money in a locker used by the criminal and her associates.
Unfortunately, one of Nia's associates gives them the money back and it looks like for now, Murphy and her friends have no escape. This is made worse when it turns out that Murphy's recording of Dean's admission of guilt is inadmissible since she recorded him without consent.
The evidence against Dean is destroyed when he promises the police chief that he will bring Nia to justice. When Murphy confronts him, he tries to make it out that Murphy is the one harassing him and defends himself.
With the first episode, 'In the Dark' continues to be the same sardonic show that excited viewers for something new and different from The CW. The exciting part about the episode was the flash-forward which reveals someone else could be murdered. We cannot wait to see how this goes and we are excited for the rest of the season.
'In the Dark' airs on The CW on Thursday nights at 9/8c.