Let’s be honest, we’ll never get tired of watching psychological thrillers, and if you’re looking for your next obsession, Paramount+ has just dropped the second season of a fan-favourite Australian drama.
The Secrets She Keeps premiered in 2020 and was an undeniable hit. Set in Sydney, the show follows two pregnant women (Meghan and Agatha) who share the same due date and randomly meet in a supermarket. While the chance encounter should seemed completely harmless, it sets off a chain of events with twists, turns and plenty of drama.
Meghan (Jessica De Gouw)is a successful mummy blogger and mother of two, with a handsome sports reporter husband (Michael Dorman). The family seem to have the perfect life, but behind closed doors, the impending arrival of a third baby is putting added strain on an already struggling relationship. Agatha (Laura Carmichael) is a socially-isolated supermarket employee, who has pinned all her hopes and dreams on her miracle baby. The father of her child, (Michael Sheasby) is a sailor on active duty who has no idea that Agatha is even pregnant.
After their meeting, Agatha becomes obsessed with Meghan, things go off the rails. We learn that Agatha is faking her pregnancy and is actually out to steal Meghan’s baby (which she does). After taking baby Ben from the hospital, Agatha later discovers that Ben is sick, but refuses to take him to the hospital. She attempts to flee, but ends up in a confrontation with Meghan by the final episode. Ultimately, Ben is returned to his rightful mother and Agatha is taken to prison.
To further complicate matters, we discover that Meghan has been having an affair with a man named Simon, who demands the baby undergo a paternity test to reveal if he could be the father. Rather than take the test, Meghan swaps the newborn’s DNA swab with one taken from one of her other children, so we never find out who Ben’s real father is. Oh, and Jack had an affair too, as if things weren’t messy enough.
Given that the series is based on book of the same name by Michael Robotham, fans weren’t expecting a second season given that there’s no second book to work off. Still, the show found itself renewed due to the success of the first season, so it’ll be interesting to see where the writers take the plot line from here.
What is the plot of The Secrets She Keeps season two?
As we know, the end of season one left viewers on a fairly happy note with baby Ben returned to his mother and Agatha locked away behind bars. Of course, season two wouldn’t be without the same level of drama, so we’re expecting things to heat up right from the first episode.
According to the official synopsis, there is something tormenting Meghan which viewers will learn more about as the season progresses by re-tracing her memories.
Meanwhile, a podcaster begins to look into Agatha’s case while she serves her time in prison. Agatha is said to be hiding yet another secret which will likely come to light by the finale. One thing is for certain, both women’s lives will become even more entangled in bizarre and enthralling ways.
All original cast members are returning to the series except for Michael Dorman, who will be replaced by Todd Lasance (*Home and Away*, *The Vampire Diaries*) as Meghan’s husband, Jack.
What can you watch The Secrets She Keeps season two?
The Secrets She Keeps is available to stream exclusively on Paramount+.
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This story has been republished from elle.com.au with permission.