Hands up if you think Malcolm was forced to commit murder thanks to that flashback he had during last nights episode of Prodigal Son?
With each and every flashback we learn something new about Malcolm and his past relationship with his father. Last night’s episode of Prodigal Son is by far the most eerie flashback we have seen so far, as it showed Malcolm committing, under the direction of Dr. Whitly, murder.
Triggered when attempting to perform emergency surgery under the direction of his father. A repressed memory of Malcolm’s surfaced showing him holding a knife and bringing it closer and closer to whomever the poor victim was.
We know that this memory was during a time where Malcolm was searching for answers about a camping trip him and his father took together. This led to the search of an old paddy wagon; a search that has led Malcolm to another serial killer still active in the Brooklyn area.
So, the question is; did Malcolm commit murder?
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It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise if he did. The series is, after all, called Prodigal Son. And, ever since we learned about the series, we’ve all expected Malcolm to follow in his father’s footsteps. So, Dr. Whitly taking his son on a camping trip and teaching him how to commit murder is by no means a stretch of the imagination.
However, the repressed memories we have seen so far haven’t exactly been 100% accurate. For example; the memory that caused Malcolm to believe his mother was fully aware of what went on in the Whitly household turned out to be inaccurate. Or so we have been led to believe.
So, while this new memory shows Malcolm about to thrust a knife into a human being. There could be some reasonable explanation. What that might be? I don’t know, but there could be something there.
The point is, as of right now, it’s 50/50. Malcolm may, or may not have, committed murder as a child.
What do you think? Did Malcolm commit murder when he was a child? Share your thoughts by dropping a comment just below.