Critic Consensus: "Falling" finally provides some answers, but the fairytale-esque horror story unfolding hardly bodes well for Camille's sanity going into the series finale.

Episode Info

Camille (Amy Adams) crosses a line in her investigation of the prime suspect. Richard (Chris Messina) coaxes Jackie (Elizabeth Perkins) to offer up info about Marian Preaker's death. Adora (Patricia Clarkson) takes pains to keep an ailing Amma (Eliza Scanlen) under her roof and in her care.


Amy Adams
as Camille Preaker
Patricia Clarkson
as Adora Crellin
Matt Craven
as Vickery
Taylor John Smith
as John Keene
Sophia Lillis
as Young Camille Preaker
Madison Davenport
as Meredith Wheeler
Chris Messina
as Det. Richard Willis
Henry Czerny
as Alan Crellin
Will Chase
as Bob Nash
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Critic Reviews for Falling

Tying together the series' murder-mystery and Camille's personal odyssey, which were thought to be largely separate up until now - could've gone off the rails... Instead, the culmination proves emotionally resonant and makes for one juicy twist.

Aug 20, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

As breathtaking as it is compulsive, "Falling" sets the wheels perfectly in motion for the miniseries' bound-to-be shattering conclusion.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Personally, I appreciate the way Sharp Objects turns that anticipation on its head, demonstrating its priorities by deferring others; this is a story not about specific crimes, but the culture that led to them and the women who still endure it.

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The answers to the series' ongoing mysteries start to fall into place at a breakneck speed.

Aug 21, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I'd love to know what Adora has on Vickery because he doesn't seem to get all that much out of their "relationship" to keep her sick secrets close to the vest.

Aug 20, 2018 | Rating: 4.35/5 | Full Review…

Vallée has such a gift for understanding our memories and knowing how to signify them onscreen.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Sharp Objects ditches the slow-burn and gets down to business.

Aug 20, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

In a series full of brutal moments, this one still really stings.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

"Falling," is one of the most haunting episodes of television ever. Finally, we see exactly how dangerous and depraved Adora, and Wind Gap, can really be.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

"Falling" doesn't take the rhythm of a mystery doling out clever twists but rather something slipperier - like a fairytale in which the most important story is the one a woman's body has to tell.

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