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Turns Out Sir Has a Twisted Backstory: The Latest Reveal on Found, Explained

Gabi Mosely has often called her former kidnapper, Sir, a monster. Now we have clues to how he became one. 

By Joe Dziemianowicz

Recovery expert Gabi Mosely has called her former kidnapper, Sir, “a monster” various times on Found, airing Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC.

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Watch the Season 2 premiere of Found Thursday, October 3 at 10/9c on NBC.

Of course, these days Sir (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), whose real name is Hugh Evans, is a monster in chains: Gabi (Shanola Hampton) tracked him down and imprisoned him in her basement.

In past episodes, we’ve seen how Gabi compels Sir to help her solve her missing-persons cases, as she believes to understand the mind of an abductor, you need to ask a man who has kidnapped others.

But in Episode 9, viewers go into a place we’ve not been privy before: inside Sir’s mind. His memories answer a couple of burning questions.

Sir’s Backstory on Found, Explained

As she works the kidnapping case of social media influencer Melissa Morgan (Jenna Bainbridge), Gabi is under the weather. In fact, both Gabi and Sir appear to be coming down with flu-like symptoms.

In Sir's fevered condition, he recalls his youth and life with his mother, Madeline (Delaney Keith). Viewers learn that Sir had a difficult past with a cruel and neglectful mother.

In one vision, he’s holding a baby, whose cries enrage his mom.

Teen Gabi looking up at Sir and smiling while outside.

“I warmed the bottle like you said,” the child Sir says. “Did I do a good job?”

Madeline responds with icy contempt: “You’d better keep that baby quiet.”

In another memory, Madeline rails at Sir as they eat dinner, alluding to Sir's insistence on cleanliness and order in the present.

“This house is a goddam mess,” she says. “You can’t do one thing right ... It’s your job to clean up. It’s your job to keep things in order.”

“I try,” he says.

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She then jumps up from the table and snatches his dinner, shouting, “You talk back, you don’t eat.”

It’s the same punishment we’ve seen him inflict on young Gabi when she was imprisoned 20 years ago.

Sir also flashes back to a compassionate neighbor, Carol (Jessica Fontaine). In her presence, Madeline acted like a caring parent, but it was just a phony smokescreen.

Back in the present, Gabi shares her current case file and photos with Sir. She mentions that Melissa is polyamorous and is in a three-way marriage.

Sir sneers, calling Melissa “an impure, promiscuous snake-oil saleswoman” who’s bound to have “enemies who’d want to hurt her.”

A close-up of Sir sitting at a table with his head looking down at a bowl.

“Everything she shows to the world, her fake marriage, her bad products, her red hair is false. I know women like her really well,” he says. “My mother was one.”

In a telling flashback, Sir remembers an evening when Carol unexpectedly brought him dinner. They bonded over books, and she was impressed that he was reading Julius Caesar, recommending he check out Leviathan.

Carol also casually offers Sir a second helping in a way that has enormous impact.

 “A little more, sir?” she says.

For Sir, then known as Hugh, a kid starving for a little generosity, respect, and care, the term “sir” rocks his world.

Carol also gives him a journal, encouraging him to write down his feelings to deal with the difficulties of his current predicament. However, Carol soon finds the journal and viciously yells at the child.

“Why do you treat me like this?” young Hugh asks. “I do everything for you. Why can’t you love me?”

“I don't love you because you're broken,” she says. “You've always been broken. You will always be broken. No one will ever love you. You understand me? No one.”

Clearly, those words still haunt Sir to this day. And while they don't justify his awful crimes, it may partially explain why Sir became a twisted kidnapper who tormented Gabi as a child. 

For more drama, Found airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC and streams the next day on Peacock.