‘The Returned’: Adele Is Not Feeling the Undead Love (VIDEO)

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Coping with postpartum depression would be difficult for anyone, but it’s even more complicated for Adèle (Cotilde Hesme) since giving birth to the son of her estranged, returned-from-the-dead ex-fiance, Simon (Pierre Perrier). And on this week’s episode The Returned—the ethereally creepy French series airing its second season on SundanceTV—it seems she’s coming further unhinged.

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When Adele finds her daughter Chloe caring for the new bundle of questions she still hasn’t managed to name and singing a song that only Simon would know, it triggers her worries about what it means to have a kid with a man who is inexplicably back from the dead. “Simon’s haunting us through him,” she frets to Père Jean-François (Jérôme Kircher). But when the priest attempts to change her mind, it only steels her fears—and drives her to kick him out:

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Adele’s unraveling continues; meanwhile, Julie struggles to find her place after the return of Victor’s mother, while Camille bonds with a fellow Returnee and Lena tracks down Serge.


The Returned, Saturdays, 10/9c, SundanceTV