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Dark Flower 

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Fauna (India Eisley) meets up with Corinna (Connie Nielsen) but suspects the woman of lies and hiding her real mother, Tamar. Jay (Chris Pine) meanwhile gets a harsh visit from the LAPD but... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Jay Singletary
India Eisley ... Fauna Hodel / Pat
Jefferson Mays ... George Hodel
Leland Orser ... Peter Sullivan
Yul Vazquez ... Billis
Dylan Smith ... Sepp
Justin Cornwell ... Terrence Shye
Golden Brooks ... Jimmy Lee (voice)
Jay Paulson ... Ohls
Connie Nielsen ... Corinna Hodel (voice)
Lucy Jenner Lucy Jenner ... Lilly (as Lucy Ballard)
Astro ... Nero (as Brian Bradley Jr.)
Ebony Jo-Ann Ebony Jo-Ann ... Big Momma
Shoniqua Shandai ... Tina
Arlen Escarpeta ... Xander


Fauna (India Eisley) meets up with Corinna (Connie Nielsen) but suspects the woman of lies and hiding her real mother, Tamar. Jay (Chris Pine) meanwhile gets a harsh visit from the LAPD but this leaves him wondering how close he's getting to the truth. Written by OC Movie Reviews

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Did You Know?


The poem recited by George Hodel at the beginning of the episode is the first stanza of "A Dream Within a Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe :
  • Take this kiss upon the brow and in parting from you now thus much let me avow. You are not wrong, who deem that my days have been a dream. Yet if hope has flown away, in a night or in a day, in a vision or in none. Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
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As Fauna is peeling the orange, the amount of peel she puts on the table keeps increasing and decreasing between shots. See more »


Jay Singletary: Are you Tamar Hodel's daughter?
Fauna Hodel: Who are you?
Jay Singletary: Um, I'm a friend.
Fauna Hodel: A friend of who?
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Off a cliff, never to recover. What a mess.
19 February 2019 | by speaktomenowSee all my reviews

I was prepared to see where this was going for a few eps. I was pretty troubled by the terrible acting and lame direction of the 'mother' in the first episode but I hung in there until this ep. no more. I'm done.

Chris Pine is wildly miscast and out of place. He had modern hair, completely inappropriate clothing for the era (given how they've tried to make everyone else authentic) and he seems like he's acting in a different show to the rest of the cast.

He's an executive producer so clearly he's got far too much influence.

But this ep. Wow. The director is trying to aim for 'trippy' visuals that just seem disconnected and forced, and the mystery that's supposed to be at the heart of this show - which is actually pretty fascinating - is buried under a mass of pretentiousness.

Given how interesting Fauna and George Hodel's story is, and how fascinating the Black Dahlia murder was...why is this so dull and dreary? How could you go wrong with this subject?

Well somehow they have. This ep was it for me, I don't care about the characters and they've ruined the story with so much fluff and tiresome acting. As pretty as the lead actress is, she is completely lifeless. Part of that is the script, part of that is the direction but part of it is that she seems way out of her depth.

The most interesting thing about this ep was the brief one second still of the actual Black Dahlia crime scene photo shown under the credits.

The tombstone for this show should read: "They tried but they failed"

I'll be giving it not a second more. Started bad, got ridiculous and I'm out after 3 eps.

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12 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Jenkins + Pine, Studio T See more »
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16:9 HD
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