Monday, July 27, 2015

What I’m Watching: Rectify

Rectify: Season 3, Episode 3 “Sown with Salt” (B)

This episode was a bit better than last week’s but it definitely isn’t in a rush to get anywhere, especially considering the fact that this show got renewed a couple weeks ago for a fourth season, meaning that it can take plenty of time to tell Daniel’s story. There’s a certain way that Daniel has about him that is fascinating, taking in everything about the world that he missed with a calm, judgment-free wonder, and that’s what makes this show most watchable. But then there’s a darker side of him, the one that comes up when others push him and manifests when they go too far. We saw a bit of that with Carl as he pressed Daniel about George’s death, and that’s where the question continues to come up of whether Daniel is actually guilty or if he’s truly the innocent person we and he all believe him to be. Amantha put it well in her honest scene that burst out of her during management training – she invested her entire life in getting her brother exonerated and then within weeks of his being released he admitted again to having done it, which is now on his permanent record. I was shocked to recognize Michael Vartan of “Alias” fame as Forrest, Amantha’s hotel friend, and it’s good to see him in something serious like this. This was the first time that we’ve seen Teddy and Tawney together in a while, and they’ve definitely grown so much apart even in just a short span of their lives. All this has clearly taken a toll on Janet and Ted too, whose relationship can never quite be the same anymore.

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