'The Alienist: Angel of Darkness': What will Sara Howard do as she decides to probe the Lying-In hospital?
'The Alienist: Angel of Darkness' was off to a scintillating start as the two-hour premiere saw the return of Dr Lazlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning) and John Moore (Luke Evans) as they return to solve the case of a missing infant. The second episode saw the trio unearth some clues while Kreizler wonders if hypnosis would be one of the ways to make early inroads on the case. However, this was outrightly rejected by Sara and Senora Linares.
By now it is also clear there is something shady going in at the Lying-In hospital and that Byrnes (Ted Levine) and Dr Markoe (Michael McElhatton) as the poison and the chemicals found in the dead Martha Napp's baby were obtainable only in hospitals. This leads Sara to plan an investigation while Kreizler and John attempt to find as much they can from their respective fields. For the latter, the engagement with Violet (Emily Barber) might not exactly be great news as he's wholly devoted to his work. The official synopsis of Episode 3, 'Labyrinth', reads: "Sara persuades a young nurse to disclose what happens behind closed doors; Kreizler is convinced that hypnosis might unlock the traumatic memories of Señora Linares; Moore introduces Sara to a well-connected friend."
There are quite a few interesting reveals from the promo of Episodes 3 and 4 that were released. To start with, Sara seems to pay a visit to the hospital while things heat up on the investigation front as they make some startling discovery. It also appears that Kreizler tries hypnotizing Sara, presumably to obtain permission to do the same with Linares. It also appears that Violet isn't happy with John and Sara's relationship at the moment and to make it worse for her, the John-Sara kiss just suggests the marriage is called off.
'The Alienist' has managed to blend both the investigation and character development seamlessly as each episode takes us closer to uncovering the killer. What remains a mystery is how much help will the young nurse be to Sara and how long before the killer strikes again? It is safe to assume the next target would be the Linares' baby. For now, what we can assume is that Sara might actually find a suspect at the hospital and this would land her in trouble.
What are your thoughts on the events that unfold in 'Labyrinth'? 'The Alienist: Angel of Darkness' airs Sundays 9 pm ET on TNT.