The cat is almost out of the bag. On Sunday’s season finale of Secrets and Lies, we’ll finally get the answer to the question that’s been on everyone’s mind all season: Who killed Kate? And just when you were beginning to think that Eric was the last person who could have been involved, a secret from his past puts him back in Detective Cornell’s crosshairs.
Still, one unlikely person seems to know for sure who’s responsible for the murder and, at the end of last week’s episode, it appeared that Melanie finally handed Detective Cornell the missing piece of the puzzle. In the sneak peek of the season finale above, it looks like, Detective Cornell is still on the hunt for a confession even though Melanie gave her the answer she needed.
“Cornell learned an important lesson from Ben Crawford and is cautious because of him,” executive producer Barbie Kligman told EW. “She needs an airtight case and she can’t get that until she gets a confession.”
But while Cornell is questioning John at the police station after learning about his involvement in Eric’s extortion, an angry Patrick storms into the room to reveal another violent incident from Eric’s past that may or may not make him a prime suspect once again.
“When someone is murdered, no one goes unscathed,” Kligman said. “Part of the fun is nobody knows what to expect. The audience is going to look at it and say, ‘Oh, it’s all turning back around on Eric.’”
The Secrets and Lies season finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.