Mommie Dearest
Feud Bette and Joan



Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

By bringing Bette and Joan together, "Mommie Dearest" provides the juicy, backhanded delights Feud needs.

Episode Info

As the production of Baby Jane reaches its climax, the feud becomes physical. Also: Bette's relationship with her daughter becomes strained when she bonds with a new cast member and Joan reveals an intimate detail about her past.

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Critic Reviews for Mommie Dearest

This was, absolutely, the best episode of Feud so far with some wrenching scenes and a quietly devastating final ten minutes or so. I think I'm a fan of Feud now.

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

And now here we are at the third episode, in which the portrayals of each women deepen and become more nuanced, even as the show gleefully embraces high camp and humor.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Sunday's FEUD: Bette and Joan made it clear once again that Davis and Crawford also could have been pals - and, in fact, could have really used one another's support, especially in dealing with their children.

Sep 18, 2017 | Full Review…

On this week's Feud, the battle isn't just between Bette and Joan. It's between mothers and daughters more generally-with a special emphasis on daughters who have become mothers, but are still very much in need of parenting themselves.

Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Bette putting out her ashes on Joan's Pepsi machine as the wrap on Whatever Happened to Baby Jane's wrap day is hilarious in concept but much more understated in execution.

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

A round of applause for the best scene of the episode: Bette and Joan sitting down together for drinks. Whew, boy. I never wanted this to end.

Sep 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This sort of acting is almost a lost art, but it is the kind of work that Davis and Crawford did, too.

Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…

It's understandable why it's often so lustfully over-the-top. Yet, humanity always rings true.

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The tone of their voices as they were arguing were perfection, and I loved hearing this as Joan was dragging herself off set: "And it was Gloria Swanson who was robbed in 1950, not YOU, b----!"

Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

It's also a wrap, after one cool staredown outside the dressing room.

Sep 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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