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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.
In as pure an example as we can ever hope to find, the script this episode shows just how well the writers know their craft, know these characters, and most important of all, know people and how they think.
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.
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