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"Second Sight" - series summary.

Tanner

1999 - 2001.


CAST:

Clive Owen .... D.C.I. Ross Tanner.
Claire Skinner .... D.I. Catherine Tully.

Tanner and Tulley Second Sight


"Second Sight" goes deeper than most crime dramas. In other murder mysteries it always involves finding the killer with some slight character development on the side. But "Second Sight" is different. Solving the crime is important, but more importantly is how the main character Ross Tanner solves these crimes. D.C.I. Ross Tanner and his deputy Catherine Tully meet in the first episode while investigating the brutal murder of a 19-year-old boy. At the same time, Tanner begins experiencing intermittent blindness and blury vision. He soon learns from the Doctors that it's a rare virus in his eyes that makes his vision come and go. When Tulley discovers this, she sees an opportunity to get on the fast track to promotions by helping Tanner and using the success of him and his crime squad to make herself look good. In exchange for this, she keeps his secret and helps him get through the cases, hiding his intermittent blindness and helping him through the events when his sight goes out on occasions.

As a side effect of the virus, Tanner's vision comes and goes, bright lights actually help him see better, and strange visions and surreal dreams (which helps him strangely enough to solve crimes) often manifest. He sometimes see things that aren't really there because his mind believed they were there. This actually led him to a moment of confusion in the first mystery when an identical twin who had killed his brother and took his place has a conversation with himself in the hall in front of Tanner. The twin realized Tanner had a sight problem and Tanner actually believed he saw both of them standing there.

After the first four episodes Tulley cannot help Tanner anymore because it is too much of a strain on her, and the team thinks she is trying to climb up the ladder by sleeping with Tanner. As the series goes on his handicap becomes greater, and a second D.I. takes over and tries to help. But with Tanner's condition worsening, how far can he go?

Second Sight videotape box

OTHER TV SERIES:
LONGSTREET
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE.
SABLE
EARLY EDITION
SECOND SIGHT
OTHER MOVIES:
THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962)
WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967)
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE (1972)
ICE CASTLES (1978)
THE MIRACLE WORKER (1979 TV Movie)
IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I HEAR (1982)
HELEN KELLER: THE MIRACLE CONTINUES (1984 TV Movie)
BLIND DATE (1985)
SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL (1989)
JENNIFER 8 (1992)
(Stephen King's) THE LANGOLIERS (1995)
MONDAY AFTER THE MIRACLE (1998 TV Movie)
AT FIRST SIGHT (1999)

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