There is a pervasive sense in Cardinal — the excellent detective drama that returns for a second season on CTV on Thursday Jan. 4th — of hidden things.
In Season 1, a murder victim’s body was hidden in the ice of an inhospitable northern Ontario winter; in the second, set in summer, the forest obscures evidence of crimes and the people who commit them while a young woman’s amnesia clouds details of the gunshot to the head that she survived.
Delorme is an observer, Vanasse says in a phone interview: “She doesn’t talk that much, but she really sees through people, through situations. . . . She doesn’t reveal herself entirely at first and I admire that.
“That might be a way to protect her. It’s also what makes her a great detective.”
Likewise Campbell, interviewed while shooting scenes in Toronto, says Cardinal’s depths attracted him to the role.