SPOILERS for the end of “Tell Me Your Secrets.”
Some critics argued that making John one of the main characters of “Tell Me Your Secrets” was not a good idea, especially after the scene in episode 8, “Be Mine”, where he goes back to his old offenses.
John’s character may have been part of the film’s attempt to get inside a predator’s head, but he relapsed with a sex worker in “Be Mine” and then with Emma. , the feeling of wanting to give the audience feelings of horror rather than understanding his compulsion. Andrew Parker’s Gate wrote that the series was essentially “about missing and exploited women” but the writers undercut this by putting “a serial rapist in the role of one of the ‘main characters’ ” its. “
In a review of full season, IndieWire similarly argues that John tying up a woman and setting her free is “the movie of the week that can undo everything before that.” Instead of subverting clichés about fearsome predators, this piece enthralls them with “Be Mine”. Truly disappointing for a show that seems to have a unique perspective on the damage that can be caused by violent crime.
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, be ready to help. Visit Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Website or contact the RAINN National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
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