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    I liked this past episode a lot. It’s definitely picking up a bit and the show excels when it’s focused on Erivo’s character. Unlike Mendelsohn’s character, she’s actually interesting lol. I don’t think this is awards worthy at all, though, at least so far. It’s just a creepy, entertaining watch.

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    This episode was more densely packed than the others. King plotting for you, I guess. I think that Cynthia Erivo is doing some fascinating work here. I’d nominate both her and Mendelsohn, who was riveting in the first two episodes. Not sure about Jason Bateman or if he made enough of an impression, but since his character looks to be referenced until the end, maybe that will be enough. I’m guessing he will be campaigned in supporting actor and director this year.

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    boss
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    The last episode was quite good. I actually think Erivo’s character works better as the lead.

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    I think it would be a bit odd to campaign an actor who was missing from the first two episodes as lead but (obviously contingent on how the rest of the series plays out) I think there is a viable argument. I imagine HBO will place her supporting as that category is looking a bit more open and Kidman will presumably be getting the full push in lead.

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    If Erivo is in 8/10 episodes with what she’s currently having as screntime, she’ll go lead, particularly with her raised Oscar profile.

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    I think Erivo will go supporting for The Outsider since she’s also gonna have Genius: Aretha which will air right before the deadline.

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    Atypical
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    It’s no rule that prevents Erivo from being campaigned in two leading roles. She might split her vote or not, but it’s two differing studios that can do as they please. With actual supporting women being here (Juliette Nicholson and Mare Winningham), it makes no sense to have Erivo not be the lead female.

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    HBO has been entering anyone remotely leading as lead lately. They have also been billing this as a continuing drama series, so it will probably not compete opposite Genius. They are definitely more incentivized to bring it back in light of this week’s ratings surge that was fuelled by word of mouth.

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    If The Outsider will compete for drama, that is where I see Erivo competing in lead. And she should be lead based on the narrative of the show. But if it will compete for limited series, I can imagine her team convincing HBO to make her supporting to avoid vote-splitting with Genius on lead.

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    If The Outsider will compete for drama, that is where I see Erivo competing in lead. And she should be lead based on the narrative of the show. But if it will compete for limited series, I can imagine her team convincing HBO to make her supporting to avoid vote-splitting with Genius on lead.

    Erivo would be stupid to compete lead in drama. No way she’s getting in in such a crowded category

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    Why is the dialogue ripped from network television? I guess that this is what happens when Richard Price does not have Steven Zaillian or David Simon watching over him. Even worse is the trope about someone dismissing a spouse as having dreamt or imagined something dangerous. Nice to see Derek Cecil and Hettienne Park getting work.

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    Episode Title: “Tear-Drinker”

    Synopsis: After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case. Jeannie finds herself shaken by an unnerving incident at work and delivers an ominous warning to Ralph. Jack is put on the defensive at Tamika’s baby shower.

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    Episode Title: “The One About the Yiddish Vampire”

    Synopsis: Holly presents her unusual theory about the connection between two other mysterious child murders and the Frankie Peterson case. While Ralph remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis suggests they start looking into Claude, the last person to have contact with Terry. Jeannie’s attempt to include Glory in their group of concerned citizens backfires.

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    This shows is so good

    Big fan of Better Call Saul, Sex Education, Barry, BoJack Horseman, and, especially, Survivor

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    Atypical
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    All caught up now. Episode 6 was fantastic. Hate on Cynthia Erivo all you want to, but she’s brilliant here. She’s gonna EGOT one of these days, and then everyone can seeetheee lol. Next week can’t come soon enough!

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