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Critic Consensus: Though the murder mystery remains far from resolved, a pressure-cooking fifth episode of Sharp Objects brings viewers closer to understanding the character of Camille Preaker.

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Despite a potential serial killer on the loose in the community, Wind Gap residents gather for Calhoun Day, an annual Southern-pride festival hosted by Adora on the grounds of her house. As Amma and her friends act out a traditional play depicting the sacrifices made by the wife of a Confederate soldier, Adora shares confidences with Richard that may impact his relationship with Camille.

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The fifth episode of Sharp Objects does little to advance the mystery, but it does a lot to contextualize its characters, their stories, and this town.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

We must pay close attention and be patient, because Sharp Objects is a true slow burn. Halfway into the season, there's still more mystery than answers.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Episode 5 of Sharp Objects, Closer, is the weakest episode of a brilliant bunch but one still packed with fantastic character work and shattering performances.

Aug 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Patricia Clarkson's making a bid for all-timer villain status on this show. Her deportment and posture are so precise, her delivery so elegant, her words so profoundly cutting.

Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Remember those two dead girls? Yeah, well no one is in custody; no one has been charged; no one is safe. So, why are you throwing a party? Oh, because Adora wants to? Sounds legit.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"Closer" synthesized the show's themes of femininity, victimhood and prejudice, elegantly exposing the lies a community tells itself in order to live.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Sharp Objects can be a taut and nasty show, as concerned as it is with violence and dirt and secrets and shame, but from the moment Adora asked Camille to join her for a drink on the veranda, it was obvious that the episode had been a little too sunny.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

There's the expectation that something big is going to happen, but the real clues to solving the mysteries on Sharp Objects can be found in the smallest details.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The consistency of the day-to-night device makes the two faces of this town starkly clear: this is a dangerous place masquerading as civil.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Episode five is a beautifully designed pressure cooker, with so many emotions bubbling away inside the rigid structure of Calhoun Day.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…