After leaving her hometown years ago, Camille Preaker becomes a reporter in a famous newspaper. When a murder of two girls occur in her hometown, she is tasked to go their to cover it, the thing which may lead her to bad memories specially when she discovers that she knows the two girls.
Sophia Lillis is so extraordinary in this role, rarely speaking, just registering trauma and cruelty and self-refusal in those big, still eyes, offering a young mask of stubborn composure that mirrors the one Amy Adams wears as Camille in her 30s.
To typically outstanding effect, Ripe excels as more of Camille's memories bleed into the current, with a particular forest rummage providing some of the starkest, boldest, most visceral imagery to hit our screens.
Can we just talk about these people? These broken, damaged people? I'm pretty sure that they are all in a race to see who can be the worst.And if they aren't in the game itself, they're on the sidelines taking bets and talking shit.
The choppy editing in the episode's final scene is a haunting approach to what could very well be a cheap cliffhanger. But if so, it's an admittedly effective one for this episode, even if it doesn't pay off next week.