* Warning: This post contains HUUUUUGE spoilers for The Sinner season one. They’re huge.
If you haven’t heard of The Sinner – the new Netflix crime series people are bingeing in one sitting – start coughing because you’re going to need to leave work sick, like, NOW.
The ‘why-dunnit’ psychological thriller which follows young mum Cora Tanetti (played by Jessica Biel) after she murders a stranger at a family day at the beach is pretty much responsible for the bum-shaped dents in couches around the world that form when one watches TV for eight hours straight – it’s that good.
But as the saying goes, love is blind. It’s with this in mind we regret to inform you of the glaringly obvious plot hole in The Sinner season one episode eight that we all missed.
‘Nah, not me. I’m obsessed with this show,’ you say as you vacuum the remnants of the multiple boxes of BBQ shapes consumed during that eight-hour Netflix marathon.
We were too. Which is why finding out the finale is kind of a lie hurts so bad.
But in our blind admiration of the show that gripped us and didn’t let go, we missed the episode eight story line, as pointed out by Digital Spy, that just doesn’t make any sense.
*P.S. If you missed the spoiler alert up top ^^^ NOW would be time to leave.*
After seven episodes of slowly untangling the mystery of the secret in Cora’s past that made her a killer, episode eight provides some long-awaited answers.
We find out that all of Cora’s memories of Maddie (Danielle Burgess) had nothing to do with Maddie – they were actually memories of her chronically sick sister, Phoebe.