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Geekscape Reviews: ABC’s ‘Ten Days In The Valley’ Premiere

Sunday 1st October 2017 by Alexandra Gallarza

It’s been six years since Kyra Sedgwick signed off as Brenda Leigh Johnson from her Emmy Award winning run on TNT’s The Closer. Viewers could be finding themselves asking, “Brenda Leigh Johnson, who?”

ABC’s Ten Days In The Valley, stars Emmy Award winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) as Jane Sadler, an overworked TV producer and a single mother. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare to have their kid disappear on them at any time of day, let alone in the middle of the night. When Lake, Jane’s 8-year-old daughter disappears, Jane’s life, which includes her family and controversial TV show family, begins to slowly collapse.

On Sunday night’s premiere, Sedgwick steps back into the police force. While Jane is at the forefront of a police investigation, she is not the one leading it. She is in the middle of all of it. Which is a nice step away for Kyra Sedgwick, who spent 7 years as Deputy Chief of the LAPD on The Closer. 

At the beginning, it’s a slow roll out. For Jane, everything seems perfect. She is the show runner of a Police Drama TV show, she is a single mother raising Lake who is 8. Pretty perfect, right? That peaceful, perfect, life unravels immediately when Jane finds her house locked, broken into, and her daughter missing from her bed.

Viewers are quickly introduced to key players in the potential ten day search for Lake.  Jane’s sister Ali, (NBC Parenthood’s Erika Christensen) comes to her sister’s aid to help search for Lake and provide some comfort. Jane’s estranged husband, Pete (Kick Gurry) is the first-person Jane blames, but Detective Bird of LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, ABC’s Lost) rules him out as a suspect. The people of Jane’s staff, including her head writer Matt, ( Malcom- Jamal Warner, TNT’s Major Crimes) and assistant Casey, (Emily Kinney) who idolizes Jane, find it difficult to continue with their show when Jane is not in the office.

With talk of suicide and drugs at the top of the show, how Lake disappeared remains the main mystery of the show. Why Lake was taken, who she was taken by, are additional questions that the Robbery Homicide Division of the LAPD want to have answers to. For Jane, suddenly, life is imitating art. Her show is becoming her life. No one can be trusted. Everyone has something to hide. Everything is shrouded in mystery.

Ten Days In The Valley, airs at 10PM, on ABC.

Have you seen the episode? Let us know what you think? If not, take a look at the trailer below and see if Ten Days In The Valley is something you want to immerse yourself in.