The Queen
Castle Rock Season 1



Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Episode Info

Memories haunt Ruth Deaver.


Chosen Jacobs
as Wendell Deaver
Melanie Lynskey
as Molly Strand
Scott Glenn
as Alan Pangborn
André Holland
as Henry Deaver
Jane Levy
as Jackie
Bill Skarsgård
as Shawshank Prisoner
Sissy Spacek
as Ruth Deaver
Show More Cast

The Queen Photos

Critic Reviews for The Queen

Sissy Spacek is amazing! This was such an emotional roller coaster.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

We needed The Queen. It's a reminder of what makes television a viable and extraordinary storytelling platform. It also shows that creators Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason don't need King's direction to stand out.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The music in Castle Rock - courtesy of composer Chris Westlake - has been nothing short of exemplary throughout the entire series, but in "The Queen" is practically becomes a character unto itself.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

After half a season of Easter eggs, slow pacing, and pure mood, [Castle Rock] delivered not only the best episode of the series, but one of the best episodes of television in 2018.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

In an astoundingly powerful performance, Spacek as Ruth is both the hero and the victim in this story.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The Queen is almost bad for the series, because this is the peak. There's no getting better than this.

Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

"The Queen" is a thrilling experiment in nonlinear narrative, slipping as casually between the past and present as Ruth does.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Occasionally, Past Ruth will make eye contact with Present Ruth, breaking the wall and letting us know these are no ordinary jaunts down memory lane.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Television doesn't get much more heartbreaking than "The Queen," a showcase for the legendary Sissy Spacek and one of the best hours of television this year.

Aug 22, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Castle Rock's most ambitious and emotional episode to date.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…