Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too
Black Mirror Season 5



Critic Ratings: 38
Critics Consensus

An exquisite corpse of good ideas never fully formed, "Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too" struggles to sew its many concepts together -- what does work can largely be attributed to Miley Cyrus' wholly committed and compelling performance.

Episode Info

An introverted teen fixates on an AI inspired by Ashley O, her favorite popstar. Meanwhile, Ashley's own life begins to come apart at the seams.


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Critic Reviews for Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too

Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too, may tell its story through a slightly different voice, but the story it imparts undoubtedly belongs in the cruel world of Black Mirror, and represents the best of Brooker's talent as a writer.

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The show's take on the genre is also oddly stale, relying on a textbook dichotomy between "pop" and "rock."

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

"Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too" has enough engaging material to make it the most successful outing of the show's latest season.

Jun 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a little bit of slapstick, a little bit of drama, all wrapped in a few broad messages about predatory music industry marketing practices. It also feels particularly off-brand for "Black Mirror."

Jun 5, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For an episode dominated by such unusual parallels to a real-life pop star in crisis, and one that gently pokes at a number of interesting themes, it is not quite the eerie, rainbow-coloured statement piece it could have been.

Jun 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is... a mess.

Jun 5, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

By far my favorite episode of the season - and quite possibly of the entire series. Miley Cyrus delivers an amazing performance that seems to hit close to home for her.

Jun 14, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Rice, Davenport, and Cyrus - two promising young talents and one of the world's biggest stars - are too talented for the middling roles they've been subjected to here.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a good lesson, as the smiling vagaries of empowerment feminism begin to fall away for a more urgent application of practical activism.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Paired with a late in the game rescue mission and an unsatisfying ending, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too" has nothing interesting or profound to say about pop music, girlhood, or technology.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…