'Prodigal Son' Episode 4: Fans hope Jessica Whitly's secrets are revealed and Bright comes one step closer to the truth
As of now, Jessica has warned her children to keep away from Dr. Whitly and not visit him in his facility. While we haven't seen Bright's sister Ainsley (Halston Sage) do it yet, Bright has since made several visits
Spoilers ahead for Episode 4 'Designer Complicity' of 'Prodigal Son'
Malcolm Bright's (Tom Payne) attempts to find the truth about the girl in the box reveal new hidden secrets that he and 'Prodigal Son's audience weren't ready for.
Towards the end of 'Fear Response', Bright's mother Jessica Whitly (Bellamy Young) is shown to have some idea of his father's wrongdoings. Her husband, Dr. Martin Whitly aka The Surgeon (Michael Sheen), had notoriously lived the double life.
He managed to juggle being a doting father, a caring husband, a bright surgeon and a serial killer who used his medical expertise to kill 23 people.
However, it was recently disclosed that while Dr. Whitly was clever enough to keep the facade up and going, he might not have been working alone.
As of now, Jessica has warned her children to keep away from Dr. Whitly and not visit him in his facility. While we haven't seen Bright's sister Ainsley (Halston Sage) do it yet, Bright has since made several visits — each proving detrimental to his mental health that the previous one.
So the real question is: was Jessica aware of Dr. Whitly's murders? Fans are speculating she might have had an idea if nothing else.
"I think she has her share of secrets, but I feel as though she really wasn't directly involved in Martin's work. We'll get a better idea of her possible involvement as the season progresses, of course, but I almost feel as though season one is all about setting everyone up in the family against each other in a way that isn't, perhaps, entirely warranted, all to better serve Martin and whatever plan he's been putting together behind bars," said a fan.
"Maybe she was helping him find his victims? She knew there was someone in the chest and got them out?" another theorized.
This still doesn't sit well with the flashback from earlier in the episode when Jessica visits Dr. Whitly in prison shortly after his arrest.
"The plot didn't really make sense this last episode though? Why would she be so shocked by what he did (when she first visits him in prison) and tell him no one of the family would come visit him, only to have revealed at the end that she knew about it? (and judging by her saying 'you don't know what he's capable of' she must have known pretty much everything?)" questioned a fan.
Perhaps episode four 'Designer Complicity' will tell us what happened. The official synopsis of the episode reads: "As Malcolm's childhood memories start to take shape, he realizes his father's killing spree may not have been a surprise to everyone in his family. While Malcolm continues to investigate his past, the murder of a famous model and social media influencer sends him, Gil, Dani and JT on the hunt for a stalker with a creepy eye for design."
'Prodigal Son' airs on Mondays at 9 pm ET/PT.