The Keepers

The Keepers is a seven-episode that was released on Netflix on May 19, 2017. [1] [2] [3]

The series explores the unsolved murder of the nun Sister Cathy Cesnik, who taught English and drama at Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School , and her former students’ belief that there was a cover-up by authorities after Cesnik suspected that a priest at the school Joseph Maskell, was guilty of sexual abuse. [4] [5]


  • Gemma Hoskins – Former student and investigator
  • Abbie Fitzgerald Schaub – Former student and investigator
  • Jean Hargadon Wehner (aka Jane Doe) – Former student
  • Teresa Lancaster (aka Jane Roe) – Former student
  • Juliana Farrell – Former student
  • Deb Silcox – Former student
  • Lil Hughes – Former student
  • Chris Centofanti – Former student
  • Mary Spence – Former student
  • Marilyn Cesnik Radakovic – Sister Catherine’s sister
  • Gerry Koob – Former priest and Sister Catherine’s boyfriend training
  • Tom Nugent – Journalist and writer for the Baltimore City Paper
  • Bob Erlandson – Journalist
  • Alan Horn – Investigator
  • John Barnold – Captain Training, Baltimore City Police Department
  • James Scannell – Captain Training, Baltimore County Police Department
  • Sharon AH May – Former State At Attorney for Baltimore City
  • Edgar Davidson – Possible suspect in the murder of Sister Catherine
  • Deborah Yohn – Davidson’s niece, who suspects her uncle’s involvement in the murders based on anecdotes from her aunt who is referred to as “Margaret” in the series.
  • Sharon Schmidt – Daughter of Ronnie Schmidt and Niece of Billy Schmidt who suspects the involvement of both men in the murders.
  • Barbara Schmidt – Mother of Sharon Schmidt, former wife of Ronnie Schmidt and sister in law to Billy Schmidt who suspects the involvement of her husband and brother in law in the murders.
  • CT Wilson – Maryland state delegate
  • Charles Franz – Former student at St. Clement’s Church


No. title Original air date
1 “The Murder” May 19, 2017
Hoskins and Schaub investigate the disappearance and death of Sister Cathy Cesnik and Joyce Malecki in November 1969.
2 “The School” May 19, 2017
The episode reveals the allegations of abuse at Archbishop Keough High School , and the personal story of “Jane Doe” (Jean Hargadon Wehner) and other women at the school. We’re sorry, but we still have not received any English translation for this text . Please contact us for more information. Lansdowne, Maryland .
3 “The Revelation” May 19, 2017
In 1992, Wehner faced the abuse of her father at the time of her father’s death.
4 “The Burial” May 19, 2017
In 1994, two former students (Wehner and Teresa Lancaster), Maskell, the archdiocese of Baltimore , and the School Sisters of Our Lady , face the lawsuit against Maskell, the gynecologist , but face intimidation and power from their lawyers, as well as Their psychiatric experts doubt Who Repressed memories . The lawsuit is thrown out.
5 “The Suspects” May 19, 2017
A tip line created by the group yields two compelling suspects (Edgar Davidson and Billy Schmidt) who may have been involved in Sister Catherine’s murder.
6 “The Web” May 19, 2017
Sister Catherine’s sister, Marilyn Cesnik Radakovic, joined the cause and discloses additional information about the days leading up to Cathy’s disappearance.
7 “The Conclusion” May 19, 2017
The season finale details prior sexual abuse by Father Maskell at Saint Clement’s Church, by the Archdiocese, and the legislative efforts to overturn the Statute of Limitations in Maryland.


The Rotten Tomatoes . The Rotten Tomatoes . Pilot Viruet of Vice wrote of the series, “It’s harrowing and upsetting, and it will haunt you for a long time, which is part of what it makes it necessary viewing.” [6]

In Time magazine, Daniel D’Addario compared The Keepers with another Netflix true-crime series, Making a Murderer , stating that the Keepers does not lead its viewers to a definite conclusion about what happened. “While Sister Cathy Cesnik’s death remains a mystery, her aftereffects include both crushing heartbreak and, for the amateur sleuths who seek to crack her case, a sense of making a difference. Other true-crime stories, with their breathless delight at new clues. [7]

According to Jack Seale in The Guardian , “Where the True Crime Hits the Linear Chronology,” The Keepers hops between 1969, the 1990s and today, strike a fine balance between narrative structure Respect for a subject that does not require deserve sensationalism. [8]

Church response

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is a member of the Archdiocese of Baltimore . [9]

See also

  • Murder of Catherine Cesnik


  1. Jump up^ Busch, Anita (April 19, 2017). “‘The Keepers’: Netflix Drops Powerful Trailer About Murder Of Baltimore Nun” . The Independent . Retrieved April 19, 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ “Is This Netflix Docuseries the Next Making a Murderer?” . Vogue. April 19, 2017 . Retrieved April 19, 2017 .
  3. Jump up^ “‘The Keepers’ is true crime with a fresh perspective: The victim’s . Washington Post. May 20, 2017 . Retrieved May 22, 2017 .
  4. Jump up^ Loughrey, Clarisee (April 19, 2017). “The Keepers exclusive trailer: Netflix revisits a nun’s unsolved murder five decades down the line . ” The Independent . Retrieved April 19, 2017 .
  5. Jump up^ “Baltimore archdiocese country settlements to a dozen people alleging abuse by late priest” . Baltimore Sun . Retrieved 22 May 2017 .
  6. Jump up^ Viruet, Pilot (May 25, 2017). “Netflix’s Latest True Crime Docuseries Will Haunt You Forever” . Vice . Retrieved June 19, 2017 .
  7. Jump up^ D’Addario, Daniel (May 25, 2017). “The Keepers avoids true crime’s ghastly pitfalls” . Time . Retrieved June 19, 2017 .
  8. Jump up^ Seale, Jack (18 May 2017). “Who murdered Sister Cathy? Netflix takes true crime to the next level” . The Guardian . Retrieved 18 May 2017 .
  9. Jump up^ “Frequently Asked Questions Based on” The Keepers ” ” . Archdiocese of Baltimore . Retrieved June 19, 2017 .

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