Camille realizes she might be losing control of herself and her memories. Detective Willis realizes he’s losing control of what is happening to the town. Wind Gap attempts to keep control, utilizing their currency, gossip.
On Sharp Objects Season 1 Episode 2, “Dirt,” the town comes into full focus, in all of its ugliness in the face of something truly ugly. As the young girl’s funeral commences, the town begins to show its true colors, both in general and in regards to Camille. Detective Willis attempts to try to find the reason being the truly ugly act of murdering the young girl. Camille has to dig through her own past to discover that her present is just as ugly as it was, no matter what. The entire town continues to try to keep their version of control.