‘The Alienist’ Episode Guide (Feb. 12): Kreizler and Sara Discuss Whether They Can Kill

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‘The Alienist’ Episode Guide (Feb. 12): Kreizler and Sara Discuss Whether They Can Kill

“These Bloody Thoughts” (02/12/18) – Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and Sara (Dakota Fanning) discuss the capacity to kill. Moore (Luke Evans) goes on a date. Byrnes (Ted Levine) and Captain Connor (David Wilmot) keep an eye on a potential suspect. Meanwhile, Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) finds himself under public scrutiny.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Caleb Carr, TNT’s “The Alienist” is a psychological thriller set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, a city of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation.

When a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips the city, newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Sean Astin, “Stranger Things”) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret.

They are aided by a makeshift crew of singular characters, among them the intrepid Sara Howard (Fanning), a young secretary on Roosevelt’s staff who is determined to become the first female police detective in New York City. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders tracks down one of New York City’s first serial killers.

Additional series regulars include Robert Wisdom (“The Wire”) as Cyrus, Kreizler’s valet, a man with a dark past who has been reformed by Kreizler; Q’orianka Kilcher (“The New World”) as Mary, Kreizler’s mute maid with whom he shares a special unspoken connection; Matt Lintz (“Pixels”) as Stevie, a tough, young boy employed by Dr. Kreizler as a driver and errand boy; and Matthew Shear (“Mistress America”) and Douglas Smith (“Miss Sloane”) as Lucius and Marcus Isaacson, twin brothers who help unravel the disturbing mystery.

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