It's a mark of a fantastic installment when the case is predictable, but it remained thrilling throughout along with the everything else that took place during the hour.
As evident on Prodigal Son
Season 1 Episode 6, it's less about the outcome and more about the journey.
The hour was the best yet.
The hour provided some of the best Malcolm development; it dug deeper into his psyche and peeled back the many layers of our human gordian knot of a protagonist.
It also expanded the world beyond Malcolm by giving us much needed Ainsley content and an untethered Martin outside of his connection to Malcolm.
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The series slips in and out of flashbacks, hallucinations, and reality through the stunning, crystalline eyes of an unreliable Malcolm.
It often leaves the viewer as confused as Malcolm, when trying to decipher what's real versus imagined.