This week’s new episode of The Murders dips a toe into Motive territory by threading in the POV of the victim, and even name-checking that show a few times.
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Kate’s reached the end of her assigned therapy when she has to evaluate whether that’s a door she’s ready to close. A new wrinkle in her carefree personal arrangement also factors in.
At work, she and Nolan catch the murder of Bo Townsend (Bradley Stryker) an exonerated killer who’s only been out of prison for a short while. The notoriety around the case that sent him to jail for over a decade makes for an abundance of potential suspects, but no clear winners.
Kate and Nolan have their theories, and as they piece together the old case and the new one, they recognize they’re related. The blowback is significant for both families.
I really liked the callbacks to how Motive would revisit and humanize the victims, sans the “Victim” and “Killer” tags we were used to. It’s an effective way to engage the audience up front so we root for the detectives to solve their case.
Director Andy Mikita reunites with writer Karen Hill — they teamed up on the Season 3 Motive episode, “Best Enemies.”
The Murders airs Mondays at 9pm/8c on Citytv. Here’s a sneak peek.