The Sinner: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2
The Sinner

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In its second season, The Sinner establishes itself as an engrossing why-dunnit thriller series with staying power.



Critic Ratings: 33


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Air date: Aug 1, 2018

In the Season 2 premiere, a troubled detective returns to his hometown to investigate why a young boy would kill his parents.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2018

Ambrose and Heather begin to unravel where Julian is from, as Julian is thrust into a new world.

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Air date: Aug 15, 2018

Heather makes a starting realization about Marin, as Vera and Julian are dealt a hard blow.

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Air date: Aug 22, 2018

Ambrose returns to Mosswood to confront Vera about the commune's work.

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Air date: Aug 29, 2018

As Ambrose zeroes in on a new suspect, a rift develops between him and Heather.

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Air date: Sep 5, 2018

Vera reveals Mosswood's past to Ambrose, leading to a turn in Julian's case.

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Air date: Sep 12, 2018

Heather and Ambrose search for Julian.

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Air date: Sep 19, 2018

In the Season 2 finale, Heather and Ambrose continue their search for Julian; and Marin's past is unraveled.

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In Season 2 of the drama series, Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) goes back to his small hometown to investigate the murder of a couple by their 11-year-old son. As he tries to figure out why the boy would commit such a crime, it becomes clear that the town is hiding some very dark secrets that people will do anything in their power to protect. While attempting to bring these secrets to light, he also meets Vera (Carrie Coon), who might hold the key to understanding everything that's going on.

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Critic Reviews for The Sinner Season 2

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

Season Two has only just begun its twists and turns. But so far, so good, with ample possibilities still in play while Harry's head tries to stay in the game.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 2 has enough going on it could spin off the rails, but the mere fact it has so much working for it thus far is a big win for everyone involved. The Sinner is no one-hit wonder.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Some of the storytelling feels less refined than last year... but the cast is again strong enough that The Sinner could again be an addictive summer distraction right when we need it.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

For young Elisha Henig's acting chops, no praise is high enough.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Pullman's performance is so beautifully understated it draws you in.

Dec 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

You wouldn't call it fun exactly, but it grips like a dyspeptic alligator.

Nov 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An intelligent thriller and a satisfying watch.

Jul 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The Sinner sets up a more immediately thrilling psychological mystery with the premiere of its second season.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

As played by Natalie Paul, [Heather] is a striking presence and there are arresting performances, too, from Tracy Letts as her father and from Carrie the cult leader who claims to be Julian's mother.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show continues to thrill with its ability to deceive viewers into believing they know where the story is headed. They don't.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

At least we got to watch husband and wife Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon balance each other as complementary characters.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a middling, dour season of television without an ounce of humor or pathos, a fairly straightforward procedural thriller without much in the way of thrills.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sinner: Season 2

  • Sep 07, 2020
    Brilliant! Better than S01, for sure. Ambrose and his 'world' seem to fit better with the events around him, with both worlds interacting well throughout the season. Have to admit at being impressed with Henig's acting in such a complex role within the storyline
  • Aug 29, 2020
    Worst season. A bit boring and uniteresting
  • Aug 19, 2020
    Bill Pullman once again makes you feel uncomfortable in his awkward portrayal of Harry Ambrose, but once again the Sinner delivers all most fronts.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    The Sinner is a good show' it gets someone sitting through all the dark' intrigues ‘ flashbacks' and this whole mystery. I just don't understand how top writers can make this plot twist' so impossible' Julian looks nothing like Heather's father. ( cant remember character name). If they wanted Julian to have some sort of normal life' Heather could've looked after him just because of her connection with Marin. Too many wannabe twists' too many flashbacks' sometimes a bit slow paced... but still looking forward to the next season' because The Sinner jumps through hoops to shock. Season 1 was also really intriguing' but the end so average... oh well' not ungrateful' but maybe just expecting way more!!
  • Jul 04, 2020
    I have watched series 3 and now watching series 2. The plots are very confusing but the character I really don't like is the detective, Harry Ambrose. He gets involved with the sinners, buried alive, partying and getting a massage en route, and now he's following a cult leader into an impenetrable forest. He is not a credible detective. He is ludicrous.
  • Jun 26, 2020
    How could two very light hair, blue eyed couple produce a child with arab-middle eastern complexion???? Why so many of the characters happen to be so intertwined??? How come Harry is such an fantastical character??
  • Jun 22, 2020
    On its own, the season has some great elements, but I can't help compare it to the 1st season, which was phenomenal
  • May 06, 2020
    While it presents some compelling storylines that are "Carrie-d" largely by Coon's and Bill Pullman's performances, season 2 of The Sinner doubles down on the show's biggest flaws in the first season, full of time-wasting filler episodes with boring and absolutely useless supporting characters.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    This is not how reality works...
  • Apr 12, 2020
    What a let down?! I understand that after a great season, it's very difficult to follow up, but this season was so bland. I got really bored. Too bad

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