‘Rectify’ First Look: Daniel’s Awake and Wants to Go for a Drive (Exclusive Video)

The SundanceTV drama is now in its second season

SundanceTV’s “Rectify” came back for a second season with its leading man Daniel Holden (Aden Young) fighting for his life and in a coma, but now that he’s awake as of the end of episode 2, he’s looking to move around a bit.

In this exclusive clip (above) from Thursday night’s all-new episode, Daniel tells his mother Janet (J. Smith-Cameron) he’d like to go for a drive. “Right now?” she asks incredulously. Turns out, he can’t go for a drive whenever he wants because he doesn’t have a driver’s license.

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It’s a reminder that Daniel didn’t just come out of a coma — he’s still dealing with the fact that he hasn’t been a normal, functioning member of society for a very long time, having spent the last 19 years behind bars for the rape and murder of his high school girlfriend.

In Thursday’s all-new episode, Daniel makes a startling decision regarding the crime that left him on the verge of death, leaving Janet and Amantha (Abigail Spencer) to take sides, while Teddy (Clayne Crawford) and Tawney (Adelaide Clemens) feel further strains in their marriage.

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“Rectify” airs Thursday nights at 9/8c on SundanceTV.