Why the “sinner” season 3 finale ends may lead to season 4-focused Larry Ambrose

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Spoilers ahead for the season 3 tour finale. Jamie’s fateful accident games in Season 5 Season 3 will inevitably lead to his own death or that of Detective Harry Ambrose. But after Jamie killed the Dorchester Police Captain and threatened Harry’s grandson, Eli Ambrose is the one who killed Jamie in the Cinderella Season 3 finale. Self and if the cinder is renewed for Season 4, Bill Pullman tells the hustle this decision will affect his character.

Ambrose shared a strange connection with Matt Boomer’s Jamie throughout the season, even after Jamie admitted killing two people. Pullman said that “(Ambrose) suffered so long because he waited for evidence that he thought it would be rocky and it seemed to evade him again and again,” Pullman says. But as soon as Jamie actively contacted Ambrose, he decided to end their cat and mouse game by shooting Jamie during the attack on his home.

Although Jamie continued to throw Ambrose prior to his death, he posed no fatal threat to Ambrose when the detective finally pulled the trigger. “It wasn’t really meditation and it was more responsive than he probably was (with him),” Pullman says of his character’s decision to kill Jamie. “It’s pretty shocking for him, for Ambrose. And definitely something that has consequences.”

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Beyond the complicated matter the law officer shoots an unarmed man, Pullman notes that Ambrose personally identified with Jamie’s aspects. Jamie seems to be a loving husband and teacher in good standing with the community, but underneath, he is tortured and deadly. Ambrose identified Jamie’s dark side – or “shadow side,” as Pullman refers to and Pullman considers Ambrose to kill Jamie “killing his own shadow self.” Showcase-Derek Simmonds agrees and says, “Ambrose needed a mirror to finally face himself.”

Jamie’s reaction to his own death also inspires Ambrose’s confidence. Although Jamie was so passionately believing he could fearlessly face death because of his jumping jumper games and burying himself alive with his college colleague Nick (Chris Messina), Ambrose saw this closely not the case. “(Ambrose) is so torn by Jamie’s sense of fear as he faces his own death,” Pullman says. “I think it will certainly shatter Ambrose’s ability to feel like he can always be confident in himself and what his beliefs are.”

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The season finale does indeed show Ambrose acknowledging his grief in front of his new girlfriend Sonia (Jessica Hecht). Simond points out that simply allowing himself to be so open with Suina is a significant emotional advance for Ambrose. “I see it as a sad but hopeful scene,” Simmonds says. “The vulnerability he hides so emphatically is now in full display and gives way to the possibility of authentic connection with Sonia.” But for his part, Pullman is not so sure that Ambrose is a changed man who has found enduring love with Sonia. While he recognizes that it’s good that Ambrose lets Sonya see him for who he really is, Pullmans says it’s “no guarantee he’s really ready for the next step” of a relationship.

The apron may not get the chance to follow Ambrose’s personal life, as the series has not yet been renewed by the U.S. But Simonds says he has ideas of where Ambrose’s story can go from here. Yimi and his face in the face of the big spiritual questions – what does my life mean? How do I fulfill its purpose? – that Jay is wrestling with them, “Simmonds says, pointing out that he wants the show to” evolve and not repeat any existing template. “

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Pullman wants to continue Simonds’ vision of Ambrose in all possible future seasons. “It was an incredibly rich experience for me,” Pullman says. “It definitely feels like you’re not making a sequel. You’re dealing with the application of a lot of subtle psychological truths and so, it gives me awake.”

Still, Ambrose presents his pain and opens is a fitting ending to the three seasons of “The Cinder,” where the detective has dedicated himself to investigating the trauma of others. “We’ve never seen Ambrose before,” Simmonds says of the latest scene. “If the program ends there, I will be very pleased.”