It’s a lot of people’s biggest fears. Being home alone babysitting a sibling and you start hearing noises, you go downstairs to find the door open and you’re little brother is not in his bed anymore. He scares you and informs you that someone is in the house.
While that sounds like a scene from a horror film, it was the opening sequence to the new CBS drama series, ‘Stalker’. To makes things stranger, the creeper Perry from the premier is stalking Beth, and Jack is still following his ex-wife. There’s just way too much stalking going on in one episode.
While speaking with the mother and teenager daughter, Hannah (Sammi Hanratty), they discover that someone has been in their tree house. Beth and Jack visit a sex offender just four blocks away where he uncovers something disturbing: a photo slideshow of young, underage girls to the song “California Girls” by the Beach Boys. Close up shots. His excuse was they were taken 100 yards away from schools, parks, and libraries, and never talks to anyone under 18. In his exacts words, he looks but he doesn’t touch. Cause that makes the photos okay. Creep.
And it got even weirder. Jack’s ex-wife does work with Beth. That could get really awkward. I wonder if the show will discuss what happened between them. She gives him a threat, leave LA in two weeks or she’ll tell Beth and his superiors his secret.
Perry visits Beth at work because he knows what he’s doing is wrong and needs help. Is he sincere or just trying to get close and even stalk her?
After a little role playing while standing on the conference table, both Jack and Beth learn that the stalker wasn’t after the Hannah, but her brother Thomas (Jadon Wells). It was too late and the young boy has gone missing. Hannah was seeing a man named Victor (Michael King) and it was kept it a secret… because of his age, 28. He was helpful and noticed a silver or gray sedan parked outside of his house.
Turns out the real stalker was their neighbor, Rosemary, who claimed to have slept through the entire ordeal in the beginning. She kidnapped Thomas and brought him to someone else’s house. Between calling him James and that house her, she must have gone through a traumatic experience with her real son. Her real name is Judy and her son James accidentally drowned. Thomas is the age her son was when he died, which is what triggered her obsession. After speaking with her ex-husband, it might not have been an accident, but he never had any proof.
After a short, terrifying time away, Thomas is reunited with his mom and sister.
The episode is better than the premiere and I can already tell it’s just going to get better. Definitely my favorite new shows this season.