The Whispers: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
The Whispers

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Though predictable and, at times, poorly paced, The Whispers is a structurally sound and stimulating supernatural mystery with an enjoyable ensemble of creepy kids.

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Critic Ratings: 35

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User Ratings: 241

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Air date: Jun 1, 2015

A sci-fi series in which a mysterious entity invades Earth and uses unwitting youngsters to facilitate its plans for world domination begins with a number of children in Washington D.C., becoming acquainted with an imaginary friend who has them playing a dangerous game.

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Air date: Jun 8, 2015

John Doe's mysterious mission continues, while Claire delays offering his sketch to other bureau offices so she can focus on identifying him herself. Later, a displeased Lena learns that Wes is communicating with Claire about a case, and Drill's dangerous game with Minx, Henry and Harper continues.

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Air date: Jun 15, 2015

John Doe takes Dr. Benavidez hostage and a mysterious entity leads him to a secret location, while Claire and Wes dig further into John Doe's past, where they find clues to his next target.

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Air date: Jun 22, 2015

Minx tries to persuade Henry to play one more game for Drill, while Claire and Wes race to stop John Doe from spearheading a major incident that could cause millions of deaths.

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Air date: Jun 29, 2015

Claire tries to jog Sean's memory about their past life together; an epiphany sends Wes back t o Mali to reinspect the fulgurite; and Lena keeps a close eye on Minx to see if she is still conversing with Drill.

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Air date: Jul 6, 2015

Claire talks to a group of children who've had contact with Drill, leading to an amazing breakthrough, while Wes uncovers remarkable evidence about Drill's possible mission.

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Air date: Jul 13, 2015

Wes meets with the President to determine whether the mysterious rock should be destroyed, while Drill targets a member of the President's family. Later, Sean's reunion with his family may be short since his collaboration with Drill may lead to prison; and Lena tries to communicate with Drill through daughter Minx.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2015

Claire and Sean track down a man who had his own deadly encounter with Drill more than 30 years ago.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2015

Claire, Sean, Wes and Lena meet a man who first encountered Drill more than 30 years ago, which could prove invaluable, provided Drill doesn't find a way to do away with him first.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2015

A plan to trap Drill could lead to draining its energy, which would cause death.

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The first and sole season of this science fiction drama focuses on several children who unwittingly assist an otherworldly entity in achieving a mysterious objective through a series of "games" in return for promised favors. The series follows Special Agent Claire Bennigan (Lily Rabe), an FBI child specialist, as she investigates events associated with kids who are communicating with an invisible force named Drill. Claire soon discovers that Drill may not be an imaginary friend of the children after all and that the mystery of her missing husband, Capt. Sean Bennigan (Milo Ventimiglia) of the U.S. Air Force, could also be connected to the strange phenomenon. Claire and Sean's son, Henry (Kyle Harrison Breitkopf), is lured into the dangerous game along with Minx (Kylie Rogers), the daughter of a high-ranking member of the Department of Defense named Wes Lawrence (Barry Sloane) who also happens to be Claire's former lover. Claire and Wes set out to discover the truth surrounding the enigmatic being known as Drill in hopes of saving their children from its influence. The cast also features Kristen Connolly as Lena Lawrence, Derek Webster as Special Agent Jessup Rollins and Catalina Denis as Dr. Maria Benavidez.

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Critic Reviews for The Whispers Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (22)

If the people behind The Whispers are holding back a secret that will energize the series, they'd better speak up soon.

Jun 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The Whispers is unsettling and promising.

Jun 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The Whispers is too slow and self-consciously creepy to hold my attention for long. Your response may vary.

Jun 1, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There's enough at work here to keep viewers wondering what Drill's endgame might be for all his friends.

Jun 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite it all, this is seriously addictive stuff. Where is The Whispers leading us? I wager we'll all be glued to our TVs trying to figure that out.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

This is one of those odd projects in which actors and actresses who have been great before come off horrendously due to a script that does them no favors and filmmaking that is so dull that we have nothing more to focus on than the bad acting.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

[T]he latest in a line of shows trying to revive the summer miniseries with hackneyed plots and characters.

Mar 5, 2020 | Full Review…

The Whispers looks to be the kind of thriller we'll be talking about all summer.

Jun 1, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

One revamped pilot and a couple of more episodes in, and I know even less about what's going on, and nothing I can actually tell you - even in a whisper - about this Steven Spielberg production, created by Soo Hugh.

Jun 1, 2015 | Full Review…

It may feel scraped together from a post-Lost template, but The Whispers shoots to the forefront of the summer's must-watch list with a strong, interconnected plot and one head-scratcher of a mystery.

Jun 1, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Whispers pretty much achieves what it's intended to be - lightweight summer entertainment.

May 29, 2015 | Full Review…

The Whispers had the potential to be an intriguing, supernatural soap, but by episode two, it proves itself to be one of those series where the audience is, frustratingly, frequently one step ahead of the characters. That's not fun; it's boring.

May 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Whispers: Season 1

  • Dec 30, 2015
    Excellent and needs to be renewed for a second season Great Cast and good story keep it up
  • Sep 12, 2015
    Despite some episodes that suffer from boredom, it is replete of twists and it is a refreshing theme in nowadays, that count with powerful performances by its talented stars, and I have to say the children couldn't be better chosen, and with a help of an unexpected end and the well written narrative, The Whispers deserves to be watched by all of the Sci Fi fans.
  • Sep 12, 2015
    Despite some episodes that suffer from boredom, it is replete of twists and it is a refreshing theme in nowadays, that count with powerful performances by its talented stars, and I have to say the children couldn't be better chosen, and with a help of an unexpected end and the well written narrative, The Whispers deserves to be watched by all of the Sci Fi fans.
  • Sep 04, 2015
    It's polished enough to be fun, it's got a fantastic assemble of scary kids and it's got two or three very good episodes. It trips on its own trips, though, and is not good enough to be unforgettable, but it's not bad enough to be unwatchable.
  • Aug 31, 2015
    The show started innocently, everything seemed normal but then slowly the mystery creeps in and as it does you’re getting sucked into the story. The Whispers is definitely not the most original show this year but it is a good one. You sort of know where it goes but you also wanna see how it plays out because the characters are somewhat interesting and the storytelling is satisfying. The history between the Benningans and Lawrences made it a little more interesting because as a viewer you know that it will hinder the progress of the investigation, which is frustrating, but at the same time you know that it’s human nature. The children are the great and I mean the characters as well as the actors. They’re innocent and creepy as hell at the same time and not once did they felt like stupid kids for listening to a voice in their head. The Whispers is quite the entertaining show despite using an old formula that we’ve seen and revisited again and again. I was on a sort of a sugar high as I watched the last seven episodes in one go. @wornoutspines
  • Aug 18, 2015
    Loving this a lot, just gets better as it goes on.
  • Aug 17, 2015
    Started strong, but has dwindled away in it's effort to hold onto viewers. The ratings game has once again doomed a decent show.
  • Aug 07, 2015
    I just can't get past the awful parenting in this show. Try to kill your mother? Not even a timeout. Disobey your parents? That's okay. Help kill someone? But the children are innocent!!! Urgh. Not only is there no punishment for this behavior, but the parents don't even warn the kids that its dangerous and wrong. I do like the premise, but if this is what today's parenting looks like, we deserve to be invaded by aliens.
  • Jul 31, 2015
    WTF, why one of the best tv series must be cancelled?? Im so angry right now...
  • Jul 29, 2015
    Seat gripping and highly exhilarating episodes. What else would you expect from a list of top names such as Steven Spielberg, Soo Hugh, etc! Thumbs up ABC

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