Castle Rock - Season 1, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

Past Perfect



Critic Consensus: "Past Perfect" may take a surprising detour or two from previous episodes of Castle Rock, but it ultimately proves another consistent outing for the Stephen King-inspired horror series.

Episode Info

Newcomers set up shop in Castle Rock; Henry follows a clue.


Melanie Lynskey
as Molly Strand
Scott Glenn
as Alan Pangborn
André Holland
as Henry Deaver
Jane Levy
as Jackie
Terry O'Quinn
as Dale Lacy
Bill Skarsgård
as Shawshank Prisoner
Sissy Spacek
as Ruth Deaver
Cassady McClincy
as Young Molly Strand
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Critic reviews for Past Perfect

Holy Cow! Who is this kid? And what is he doing to the people of Castle Rock?

November 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Though this is all staged with bloody aplomb by director Ana Lily Amirpour (The Bad Batch), it amounts to nothing more than a tangent side-plot King has routinely been known for clogging up his primary narratives with.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

While "Past Perfect" doesn't touch the quality of last week's submission, there's a shift in ambiance that suits the bloodbath that ensues.

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an episode that is so enraptured in the puzzle box aspect of it all that it seems to overpower anything else.

August 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The scenes at the B&B in "Past Perfect" are wonderfully creep.

August 30, 2018 | Full Review…

As it turns out, Skarsgard doesn't need clownface or his unsettling eye trick to send chills down the spine, and The Kid upped the eerie ante in "Past Perfect" thanks to an encounter with Molly at the end of the episode.

August 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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