Suspicion

Suspicion season 1

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Kristin Smith

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Leo Newman should have taken out his wireless headphones and paid attention to his surroundings when he entered his Park Madison Hotel suite in New York City. But he didn’t. And it only took a matter of minutes for four kidnappers, masked as the British royal family, to drug the 21-year-old with chloroform, stuff him into a suitcase and haul him off to an unknown location. 

That entire, horrific moment was caught on a surveillance camera and is now, somehow, all over the internet as a meme. Leo’s mother, the famous media mogul and prospective UK ambassador Katherine Newman, wants answers. Which is why she’s hired FBI agent Scott Anderson to fly to England to interrogate four British suspects and, hopefully, bring her son home alive and in one piece. 

But these suspects have no idea why they’ve been arrested and detained for questioning. The only thing they have in common is that they were all in New York at the Park Madison Hotel the same night that Leo Newman was kidnapped. And they all have secrets that are better kept in the dark. 

When It All Goes Down 

If you’re confused by this introduction, you’ll have to hang on for a while because Apple TV+ is planning to release the details of their MA-rated, drama-infused thriller, Suspicion, episode by episode. 

And they do so by slowly telling the stories of each vastly different suspect. 

Tara McAllister is a divorced single-mom who spends her days working as an academic at Oxford University; Eddie Walker is an arrogant, partying college student who seems to only care about himself; Aadesh Chopra is a loving husband and cyber-security expert who desperately wants to make a name for himself; Natalie Thompson is a financial advisor and bride-to-be. Meanwhile, Sean Tilson, a master-of-disguise mercenary, would be in for questioning, if he wasn’t on the run. 

As each scene plays out, viewers wonder if these seemingly innocent suspects are actually innocent at all. And they’re left to contemplate the role of the mysterious, dangerous Katherine Newman and her kidnapped son. 

The whodunit stays surprisingly clean in the first episode. There’s some very light language and a hint of violence and that’s about it. But that’s not to say it’ll last, especially given the MA-rating.

Episode Reviews

Feb. 4, 2022 – S1, Ep1: “Persons of Interest”

Four different suspects are abruptly arrested and detained for questioning after Leo Newman, son to famous communications specialist Katherine Newman, is kidnapped. 

A group of masked individuals kidnap a young man by punching him, placing a bag over his head and knocking him out with chloroform. An inebriated man on a plane harasses a flight attendant for more alcohol. A group of people consume wine at a social event. 

A young woman is blatantly disrespectful to her professor while another tries to help her mother escape a dire financial situation. A man lies to his wife about his travel details. 

A man says the words “s—” and “h—” once each.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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