Did anyone happen to watch the premiere of “The Sinner” with Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman on Wednesday night? It was the first in this limited series.
They are making out and getting hot and heavy, and for some unknown reason she becomes fixated on them.
Then, inexplicably, she gets up and goes over to them. She has in her hand a knife that she’s been using to cut up fruit for her child.
Suddenly, and without provocation, she starts stabbing the male with the knife. The woman he was making out with is screaming and everyone is stunned at the turn of events.
Cora is as baffled as her husband and everyone watching when it’s over and the man is dead.
Later she mutters something to the detectives about their music being too loud.
She has no explanation for what she did. She did not know the man previous to this day, she tells the police.
One of the investigators, Det. Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman), becomes intrigued with this woman.
He feels that there has to be more to this story than what she is saying. Or even perhaps more than she realizes herself.
The detective seems determined to figure out what was behind this perplexing crime. He wants to know what really happened that sunny day at the lake when this young mother snapped.
Why did she kill a stranger she says she never met?
I am curious about the investigator’s story as well as Cora’s, as his own story is deftly woven into the plot.
If you watched it, I would love to know what your thoughts are and whether you plan to watch it again next week.