Friday, February 19, 2021

Prodigal Son - Head Case

"Head Case" offers the opportunity for Malcom (Tom Payne) to dream up a better life after being thrown down an elevator shaft while investigating a new murder and a derelict hotel. While living in a brighter world with a far happier Whitley family, the truth of Malcolm's life creeps in forcing him to work on solving the case and breaking out of his concussed stupor. The set-up allows for the show to play with the idea of pairing Malcolm with Dani (Aurora Perrineau) romantically, an idea it has lightly teased but mostly stayed away from, without actually pulling the trigger (except in Malcolm's mind). While the dream sequences are the most important aspect of the episode, it's the conclusion which is likely to have far more impact on the season arc as Malcolm tells Ainsley (Halston Sage) the truth about the death of Nicholas Endicott only to learn she may have killed again.

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