By Benjamin Lindsay
Warning: Contains Spoilers for Eyewitness Episode 2
Did you tune in to last night’s Eyewitness? Episode two, “Bless the Beast and the Children” laid the revelatory plot twists and cliffhangers on thick: Ryan Kane! Tommy! The bomb! It was another hour of edge-of-your-seat television that has us itching for next Sunday. Check out the five craziest moments and fan reactions below and read the full recap here.
1. That big reveal.
We can’t talk about Eyewitness plot twists and revelations without first highlighting the cliffhanger that’s on everyone’s mind: the killer’s name is Ryan Kane, and he’s an FBI agent heading the murder investigation and heroin trafficking in the area. If you didn’t audibly gasp in those final seconds, you may want to check your pulse.
Actor Matt Murray also chimed in:
And even showrunner Adi Hasak got in on the fun:
2. Sita’s explosive exit.
The next WTF moment has to be that bomb. Some context: Sita and her FBI informant husband Chris (who was shot dead in the cabin) are in business with Mithat Milonkovic, a local heroin kingpin. She gets in a tussle with Mithat at the episode’s opening and misses her court hearing to get her baby back from child protective services. Her revenge? Sleep with him to get on his good side…then blow his house up. She finds a bomb among her late husband’s belongings and takes that as a posthumous go-ahead. We’ll have to tune in next week to see who made it out alive.
Actress Amanda Brugel had this to say:
3. Oh, and the killer’s even worse than we thought...
On top of being a murderer on the run and crooked FBI agent, turns out Ryan Kane is also a pedophile. That’s how he got caught up in the cabin in the first place: He was fooling around with Mithat’s daughter, Bella, and Mithat (understandably) didn’t take too kindly to that. Just to hit the point home, we were gifted a particularly unnerving scene of Ryan looking at photos of Bella and, well….
4. Tommy should’ve asked for different collateral.
Tommy and Tracy never stood a chance. After lending his camera out to Philip in episode one, Tommy asks for Philip’s leather jacket as collateral. Big mistake! Ryan only recognizes Philip from the cabin by his jacket, so when he sees Tommy wearing it around town, he murders him and his girlfriend in cold blood to tie loose ends. He even goes so far as to stage it as a heroin overdose. Sick!
5. The birth of #Philkas.
Episode two of Eyewitness had plenty of other tricks up its sleeve, but looking to Twitter, its major takeaway is clear: Audiences love Philip and Lukas -- so much so that they’ve officially been ’shipped with the hashtag #Philkas!
Even better? The actors behind the two teens, Tyler Young and James Paxton watched last night’s episode together, tweeting at fans and enjoying the show with everyone else in real time.
What was your favorite moment from episode two? What are you most excited for going into next week? Stay tuned and tweet us at @usa_network.