Feeling obligated to do homework before binge-watching a new season of a television show is not a good indication (hi, Ozark). But, here we are. Fans of The Sinner were lukewarm about the show’s third season going into the new season.
This tutorial is for you if you’ve entirely forgotten or ignored what happened in Season 3 before starting Season 4. Good news! Season 4, which has already been released in its entirety on Netflix, does not necessitate much prior knowledge. What might pique your curiosity, though, is where Bill Pullman’s portrayal of police investigator Harry Ambrose is at and what mental state he is in, as this affects the latest episode.
What Was the Main Mystery of Season 3?
Season 3 finds Harry Ambrose (Chris Messina) summoned to a car accident, where the driver, Nick Haas (Michael Cera), was killed. That person was Jamie Burns (Matt Bomer), Nick’s old college buddy and one of his most well-dressed and polished men. It’s revealed that Nick dropped by Jamie and Leela’s (Parisa Fitz-Henley) house earlier than intended. It is also later revealed that Jamie purposefully caused the accident and wished Nick’s death on his own.
What Was the Resolution?
During their undergraduate years, Nick had a huge impact on Jamie’s life, it turns out. Nietzschean Übermensch adherents, Nick and Jamie believe in breaking the rules, with Nick encouraging Jamie to murder himself and unleash his wild side. When Nick returns to Jamie’s life, years later, and pushes him once more, this comes to a head. Sonya is the latest victim of the pranksters, who have chosen her at random as their latest victim (Jessica Hecht). To ensure that their secrets are not lost forever, the torn Jamie refuses and kills Nick in the automobile crash.
How Did Harry and Sonya Get Together?
Jamie picked Sonya as a random victim. When Harry and Sonya first meet during the investigation, they begin a relationship. Sonya manages to chat to Jamie long enough to keep herself alive when he threatens her. Months after the investigation is done, she’s still there, supporting Harry when he has meltdowns about the incident.
How Did the Events of Season 3 Affect Harry?
Season 3 saw Harry pushed to the limit, aside from meeting his new girlfriend, artist Sonya. Harry’s daughter Melanie intervened to prevent Harry from seeing his grandson, Eli after Jamie attacked him in front of him. With that in mind, we should not forget Harry’s death at the hands of Jamie (Harry survives).
With his wild habits and unconventional thinking, Jamie tries to push Harry in this direction. Harry, on the other hand, sees Jamie turn against him after secretly recording Jamie confessing to murder. Jamie kills Harry’s boss and pursues everyone he cares about, including Sonya and Eli, in an unbalanced state of mind. Jamie takes Harry’s life into her hands. For the sake of his family’s safety and in response to Jamie’s taunting, Harry shoots the unarmed Jamie.
Despite the passage of time, Harry is still haunted by the events in which he saw Jamie die at his hands. We learn at the start of season 4 that Harry is no longer a full-time police officer and that he gets visions whenever he takes on new cases.