On In The Dark Season 1 Episode 1 – “Pilot”, Murphy Mason is an irreverent, attractive, but cynical blind woman living in downtown Chicago who drifts through life in a drunken haze of self-hate due to loosing her eyesight at a young age. She is friends with Jess, her tolerant roommate, and Tyson, a teenage drug-dealer who saved her from a violent mugging. Out for a walk with her guide dog, Pretzel, she stumbles upon a corpse that might be Tyson’s, but the body disappears before the police arrive.
When they do not seem inclined to investigate, Murphy clings onto the only thing that can keep her together: figuring out what happened to her friend and resolves to solve the murder herself, while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at “Breaking Blind”, a school for guide dogs owned by her overprotective adopted mixed race parents, Hank and Joy. You can watch the full episode below.
About the show:
Blind 20-something Murphy is drifting through life in a haze of drunkenness, and her only friends are her understanding roommate Jess and Tyson, a sweet teenager she met when he saved her from a violent mugging. Murphy’s life is turned upside down when, while out for a walk with her guide dog, she stumbles upon what she is certain is Tyson’s lifeless body in the alley outside her apartment. When the body disappears by the time the police arrive, and they don’t seem inclined to investigate, Murphy clings onto the only thing that can keep her together: figuring out what happened to her friend.