So very late to find this show, and I sat through all of Season 1 with a fascination I didn't quite understand. However, this first episode of season 2 was breathtaking. I didn't see any wasted movement. It was beautiful.
The scene in the winter woods with Kerwin and Danny - the actor who plays Danny had his character tuned perfectly. His face was magnificent as Kerwin was talking. It felt as though all of Season 1 was a warm up for that performance. Bravo.
The actress who plays Tawney has also become completely believable. And Danny's mom gave a beautiful performance. I can't give enough compliments about the casting director(s) on this show. Everyone is pretty much perfect, especially the women. (And the actress who plays Amantha blows me away because I have only known her as Scottie on Suits, and she is completely different here.) Speaking of Amantha:
Oh, please, no. I think Amantha is much more subtle in this incarnation (although I agree, we've seen a type of character like hers before). I like her a lot. To me, she conveys that she is brittle, and that she is trying hard to be the perfect sister for Daniel, despite whatever hurt she has experienced herself. I also love that she seems genuinely happy around the lawyer. It is such a difference in her demeanor. I think she has a lot of layers. If Debbie Morgan were playing her, I feel it would be all pathos, all the time. Turned up to 11.
I agree. I originally thought the guy who killed himself was another of Hannah's brothers. It does seem he killed himself out of guilt for lying that Daniel murdered Hannah. I haven't figured out what happened to Hannah, yet, although I have to believe Kerwin that Danny didn't do it. I would feel betrayed if Kerwin was wrong.
When he tried to talk to her earlier when she was rummaging around fixing things in her daughter's (?) room, she wouldn't even acknowledge him
Oh, thank you for explaining this. I couldn't figure out what that scene was about. I thought the guy who said, "I'm home" was the mean guy in the cell next to Danny's (who honestly deserves a shout out for his scene on the floor in this episode. Much more effective than the one in The Americans, which was almost exactly the same setting.)
Oh, good comment, AuntiePam. I, of course, had jumped to the conclusion that Teddy had beaten up Daniel. That makes a lot more sense.