Backdoors

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Critic Consensus: Jesse gains new dimensions in the expository "Backdoors," a chapter marked with betrayals and tested friendships that prove compelling enough to compensate for a pace that continues to start and stop.

Episode Info

Jesse's pursuit of God is alienating Tulip and Cassidy; Tulip gets advice about her relationship with Jesse; and Cassidy starts to doubt Denis.

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Critic Reviews for Backdoors

This episode did a fantastic job of moving the plot forward tremendously, especially that of Eugene.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Zing! For just a moment, Jesse was an underdog hero again, and it was wonderful.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a character who figures VERY prominently into the Vertigo comic, so it's great to see Gran'ma finally make it to the screen. I just hope we'll be seeing more of her next season.

Aug 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The focus on Jesse's troubled past and the ever-amusing members of the Grail certainly helped, but the show has some catching up to do if this season is going to see a proper finale in two weeks.

Aug 29, 2017 | Rating: 6.9/10 | Full Review…

Another mixed episode, one that was brightened by Herr Starr's bone-dry wit and some actual further development of the tortured central character.

Aug 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

These are interesting little side stories, and if they don't change much about the status quo, it's at least fun to hang out with these characters. But the season is nearly over, which means it's also time for some forward momentum -- cue Jesse's story.

Aug 29, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a recipe for disaster, and it's headed straight for New Orleans.

Aug 29, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The incidental details are still compelling, and things are presumably going to get messy and violent again real soon, but while the show is a good one, I can't help wishing it was something more.

Aug 29, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

With this much on its characters' plates, the series might find itself reinvested in the kind of kinetic storytelling that kicked the season off. If so, all episodes like "Backdoors" will likely prove worthwhile.

Aug 29, 2017 | Full Review…

The search for God is still going nowhere. The revelation in this episode led to nothing. Now comes my obligatory comment about the pacing. It's still too slow.

Aug 29, 2017 | Full Review…