Mindhunter Season 2 Recap
The second season of Netflix’s Mindhunter picked up right where the previous season left off, with Holden recovering from a panic attack he had while visiting Ed Kemper. With a new boss for the BSU came greater access and a national spotlight. To close out our Mindhunter Season 2 recaps, we’re highlighting the ways Season 2 kicked it up a notch to surpass the first season.
More Notorious Serial Killers
Having supportive leadership meant, more notorious subjects and intense interviews. Holden and Bill got Son of Sam to admit that the demons were made up. They interviewed Charles Manson and Tex Watson and got conflicting stories from each. Wendy and Gregg spoke with Paul Bateson, known for having appeared in The Exorcist shortly before his conviction.
All Eyes on Atlanta
The murders of young African-American boys drew national attention as the victims’ mothers rallied the community. Holden, Bill, and the GBI’s Jim Barney were right in the thick of it. Though they caught Wayne Williams, he was only linked to a couple of the murders. He was a scapegoat, and the FBI claimed victory.
Bill’s home-life got exponentially more complicated this season. His son was a witness to a toddler’s murder. As Brian regressed, Nancy struggled with the stigma surrounding their family in the neighborhood. With Bill constantly away, Nancy had had enough. She had moved Brian and her out of the house, and Bill came home from Atlanta to an empty house.
Wendy and Kay
Mindhunter explored Wendy’s sexuality with the introduction of Kay, a confident, gay bartender. Though they had electric chemistry, the relationship fell apart. Kay wanted Wendy to be out and take a leap of faith with her. However, witnessing Kay with her ex-husband made her see Kay’s hypocrisy, and Wendy ended the relationship.
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