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Critic reviews for 4
This episode dipped dangerously close to what my original expectations were for this show -- just two people getting it on, extra-maritally.
Clearly, the detective is telling his suspects what he thinks they want to hear, or at least what they need to hear.
It feels like the more we get to know our characters, the less we understand them, which is what makes this show must-see television.
Dominic West and Ruth Wilson are fine, fine actors, and there are some good character beats - and also some sketchy ones, like Alison letting Noah get this early glimpse of where she cuts herself - but on the whole, this one dragged.
There isn't a lot to discuss on this hour, but it was pivotal. Truths about Alison's life were revealed and the affair began in earnest.
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