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.
as Camille Preaker
as Adora Crellin
as John Keene
as Young Camille Preaker
as Meredith Wheeler
as Det. Richard Willis
as Alan Crellin
as Bob Nash
Critic reviews for Closer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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