Rectify: Season 3 (2015)


Season 3

Critics Consensus

Rectify's subtlety draws viewers in deeper during season three - and they continue to be rewarded with quality acting, compelling dialogue, and thought-provoking drama.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 267
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Air date: Jul 9, 2015
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Air date: Jul 30, 2015
Air date: Aug 6, 2015
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Season 3 of this Southern drama picks up immediately where it left off, with Daniel (Aden Young) accepting a plea bargain. The results of this deal further divide the family, leaving many in limbo. Heartbroken by her brother's decision, Amantha (Abigail Spencer) tries to move on and live a life that doesn't revolve around him. Still feeling disconnected from the family since Daniel's release, Teddy (Clayne Crawford) and Tawney (Adelaide Clemens) question the future of their marriage. But will the knowledge of Daniel's assault on Teddy change things? Meanwhile, the relationship between Janet (J. Smith Cameron) and Ted, Sr. (Bruce McKinnon) is also challenged as a result of Daniel's actions. The discovery of the body of a missing person leads Daniel to be questioned once again, making it seem as though he will never truly be free.


Aden Young
as Daniel Holden
Abigail Spencer
as Amantha Holden
J. Smith-Cameron
as Janet Talbot
Luke Kirby
as Jon Stern
Clayne Crawford
as Ted Talbot Jr.
Adelaide Clemens
as Tawney Talbot
Bruce McKinnon
as Ted Talbot Sr.
J.D. Evermore
as Sheriff Carl Daggett
Michael O'Neill
as Sen. Roland Foulkes
Hal Holbrook
as Rutherford Gaines
Sean Bridgers
as Trey Willis
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Critic Reviews for Rectify Season 3

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (11)

Rectify can be both hypnotic and heart-wrenching for viewers who have invested in these characters throughout the first two seasons.

Jul 7, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Anchoring everything is Young's remarkable work in the lead role, playing a man whose impassive demeanor only occasionally hints at his inner turmoil, illustrated in part through the judicious use of flashbacks to his time in prison.

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Thursday's premiere is very good indeed -- picking up days, even hours, after Daniel's plea.

Oct 19, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's enough to the central plot to make for engrossing drama, but Rectify's true power comes from the smaller character moments and its mesmerizing dialogue.

Jul 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The continuing murder case provides some plot drive, but Rectify's main investigation is spiritual: into forgiveness, grace, the holiness of moments in a finite life.

Jul 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The boldest new injection comes via flashback, a consistently and effectively utilized path into Daniel's headspace.

Jul 7, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 3 keeps Rectify as compelling and challenging as summer TV usually gets.

Jul 6, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Dang it, Teddy. Just when I want to hit you I want to hug you.

Jul 20, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The final scene makes me question what is otherwise the finest season premiere Rectify has done.

Jul 15, 2015 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

This kind of small, intimate character work demands high-class acting to make it watchable, let alone as engrossing as Rectify is.

Jul 9, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

You have to love Daniel's dry humor, whether or not it's always intentional. That's just one of the qualities that makes it easy to forget he has a violent side.

Jun 20, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

No series uses quiet to suggest the turbulent depths of unsettled lives with more effectiveness than the subtly affecting and powerful human drama Rectify.

Jul 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rectify: Season 3

  • Dec 03, 2018
    The life of Daniel and those in his life for better or for worse just keeps moving forward. Breaking our hearts on the way in a way which makes me want more.
  • Dec 30, 2016
    Perhaps the most richly-drawn and complex characters you'll find in a show.
  • Jun 04, 2016
    A wonderful drama that develops characters that are complicated and real.
  • May 18, 2016
    Best show ever. Have watched all three seasons three or four times.
  • Dec 17, 2015
    Absolutely beautiful. Amazing acting and solid writing. Wonderful use of subtlety and empty space. A perfect example of a show that allows for a complexity of human emotion, and doesn't spoonfeed us a point of view. Admittedly, I'm a very critical tv watcher, and there's not a whole lot of tv out there that I enjoy these days. For this series, I am truly grateful.
  • Oct 25, 2015
    What a disturbing and thought-provoking series, so wonderfully acted! Upon finishing the third season, I just feel sad and unsatisfied. I hate lo leave these truer than life characters who have been haunting me for days!
  • Sep 25, 2015
    Fantastic, haunting series. Aden Young makes it compelling viewing.
  • Sep 21, 2015
    Challenging in the best ways. Deeply felt acting and writing that rewards you with purpose in viewing.
  • Aug 27, 2015
    Can't take my eyes off this show. One of my favorite shows on TV. 6 really??? I pray next season is worth more then 6 Episodes.
  • Aug 25, 2015
    Rectify continues to take its time, ultimately rewarding the viewer with complex character writing and gorgeously realized themes. This is the best show currently on TV.

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