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American Gothic closes out its mystery with solid storytelling, great artistic choices, and an extraordinary performance in the finale two-parter: “Madame X” and “Whistlers Mother.”
American Gothic draws on the unreliable narrator for “Freedom From Fear.” Brady finds Garrett crushing a skeleton in a field and holds him at gunpoint. I kept expecting Garrett to attack Brady, instead, he just gave him a detailed account of who the skeleton belonged to, why Garrett knew exactly where to find it and why he was destroying it.
American Gothic offers a new plot twist heading into “The Veteran in a New Field.” Detective stories have a great tradition of going out guns blazing, but this show has more in common with the slasher; there might be a showdown, but the killer’s demise isn’t always set.
American Gothic has a great sense of timing. The last episode was highly stylized with visual composition, others have leaned on humor; “The Oxbow” is a more straightforward dramatic tone and it works for showing us a lot of Garrett’s backstory.
American Gothic explores the difference Mrs. Right can make in the bad boy’s life with “Kindred Spirits.” This week was a lot of fun on and off screen. Director Lexi Alexander brought a lot of style to “Kindred Spirits,” the story performs on a whole different level.
American Gothic crosses the midpoint of its mystery with “The Gross Clinic.” It is common in the second act of a detective story to get the “who” and the “how” questions answered. The “why” is often answered last.
Ali takes a beating in the press while Garrett gets ambushed in the woods, as American Gothic deploys bold choices in its mid-season episode.
Cam’s withdrawal nightmare gives him a real clue while his DNA tests deliver surprising results on American Gothic.
Ali reaches across the aisle to stomp a threat to her mayoral run and Cam realizes Jack is demented on American Gothic.
Jack takes on and takes down a trained therapist as American Gothic gets better, funnier, more diabolical. Empathy is so last season.
Madeline Hawthorne dodges a pending autopsy, Alison Hawthorne has Garrett arrested, and Jack Hawthorne entertains at Mitch’s funeral on American Gothic.
American Gothic, the new murder mystery from CBS, offers a dark take on the modern family, a twelve year old serial killer case, three obvious suspects, the Shining twins, and one actual murderer.