I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (6,887)

Gripping examination of the unsolved crimes of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970's and 1980's.

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Show Us Your Face
7. Show Us Your Face
June 21, 2021
This episode brings shocking new revelations to light in the Lombardo case and features the late McNamara's own research into the rape and murder, which led to her return to Oak Park in 2013 to investigate it on the ground, quickly finding inconsistencies in the police work. Featuring the late McNamara's own archival research and voice recordings, and interviews with residents of present-day Oak Park, this episode highlights the trauma that persists when a crime goes unsolved, with McNamara's work standing as a stark reminder of the importance of citizen sleuths who remain dogged in their search for the truth.
Walk into the Light
6. Walk into the Light
August 2, 2020
As 72-year-old former police officer Joe DeAngelo's arrest unfolds in real time, chilling facts materialize that illuminate Michelle's prescience in her book's epilogue, "Letter to an Old Man."
Monsters Recede but Never Vanish
5. Monsters Recede but Never Vanish
July 26, 2020
As Michelle's loved ones cope with her sudden death, her work to unmask the Golden State Killer lives on. Inspired by McNamara's interest in genealogy and online DNA testing services, Paul Holes, Chief of Forensics in Contra Costa County, reconstructs the killer's family tree with the help of genetic genealogist Barbara-Rae Venter. After inheriting Michelle's 37 boxes of case files, researcher Paul Haynes and true crime writer Billy Jensen work alongside Michelle's husband, Patton Oswalt, to finish her book, which becomes an instant bestseller. Meanwhile, the release of Michelle's autopsy report rocks her inner circle. Michelle's writing - in which she wrestles with depression and her own mother's sudden death - sheds light on her pain but leaves many questions unanswered.
The Motherlode
4. The Motherlode
July 19, 2020
Michelle and her editors agree to push her book deadline after being granted access to the Orange County Sheriff's Department's East Area Rapist / Original Night Stalker (EAR/ONS) room. Poring over 37 boxes of files now occupying her daughter's playroom, Michelle and her researcher Paul Haynes explore the case of the "Visalia Ransacker," the perpetrator of a string of burglaries in the early '70s bearing striking similarities to EAR. Overwhelmed by the amount of material and the graphic nature of the crimes she is investigating, Michelle struggles to balance the demands of her self-described addiction to her work with her family life. Painful personal memories, combined with her pressure to solve the case and finish the book leads to a string of sleepless nights and harrowing nightmares, as she becomes increasingly reliant upon prescription drugs to manage her mounting anxieties.
Rat in a Maze
3. Rat in a Maze
July 12, 2020
In 1979, law enforcement is thrilled when the East Area Rapist (EAR) attacks abruptly stop in Northern California, but in reality, EAR has moved south to commit a number of gruesome murders in the Santa Barbara area, known as the "Original Night Stalker" series. The hunt for the perpetrator stalls due to lack of cooperation between jurisdictions and concerns of tarnishing the area's pristine image, leaving the community unaware of the predator in their midst. David Witthuhn, the husband of murder victim Manuela Witthuhn, is questioned as the sole person of interest, but his name isn't cleared until 20 years later, when DNA evidence links his wife's murder not only to others in the Santa Barbara area, but also to EAR assaults in Sacramento. Michelle's article chronicling her investigation of the case, "In the Footsteps of a Killer," causes a splash when it's published 2013. After signing a major book deal, she works around the clock to find the killer and struggles with another aspect of the book - writing about herself.
Reign of Terror
2. Reign of Terror
July 5, 2020
Michelle McNamara reflects on the 1984 murder of her childhood neighbor Kathy Lombardo, which she credits with planting the seed for her lifelong fascination with unsolved crimes. Local detectives who worked the East Area Rapist (EAR) case in the '70s - and citizen detectives who picked up where they left off - discuss a proliferation of serial rape cases in Northern California at the time, discussing an era when victims were often too ashamed to speak out and sexual crime was minimized in the press and the courtroom. Following a rush of media coverage in 1977, EAR's boldness escalates, as he shifts his focus from single women and teenagers, to include couples as well. Today, several survivors describe these attacks and their aftermath in chilling detail.
Murder Habit
1. Murder Habit
June 28, 2020
Writer Michelle McNamara finds a new obsession in a California cold case she dubs the "Golden State Killer."
I'll Be Gone In The Dark
I'll Be Gone In The Dark

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Gripping examination of the unsolved crimes of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970's and 1980's. I'll Be Gone in the Dark is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on June 28, 2020.

Where to Watch I'll Be Gone in the Dark

I'll Be Gone in the Dark is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch I'll Be Gone in the Dark on demand at HBO Max, Amazon, Hulu, HBO NOW, Vudu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 28, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (6,887)