Lovecraft Country (2020– )
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A History of Violence 

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After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti,... See full summary »


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Misha Green (teleplay by), Wes Taylor (story by) | 6 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jurnee Smollett ... Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
Jonathan Majors ... Atticus Freeman
Aunjanue Ellis ... Hippolyta Freeman
Wunmi Mosaku ... Ruby Baptiste
Abbey Lee ... Christina Braithwhite
Jamie Chung ... Ji-Ah (credit only)
Jada Harris ... Diana Freeman
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Montrose Freeman (as Michael K. Williams)
Mac Brandt ... Captain Seamus Lancaster
Jordan Patrick Smith ... William
Jon Hudson Odom ... Sammy
Deron J. Powell ... Tree
Monique Candelaria ... Yahima
Sibongile Mlambo ... Tamara
Jonathon Pawlowski ... Burke


After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic, and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana (Jada Harris) along for the ride. Back in Chicago, a handsome stranger nurses Ruby's disappointment over a squandered job opportunity.

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"A History of Violence" both refers to the anger and aggression passed from father to son in black households (in twisted a way, to "prepare" the younger generation to the brutality of the outside world) and the violence hidden in our museum of History, where the placid displays of far and near artefacts may not reflect the gruesome story of how they were acquired. See more »


When Christina enters Captain Lancasters office, the captains feet are on the desk, in the next shot, he removes his feet from the desk and sits up straight, then it returns to the original view and his feet are still on the desk. See more »


Written by Nina Simone
Performed by Alice Smith
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The Horror In The Museum
11 September 2020 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

A real change of tone for this fourth episode of "Lovecraft Country" as the horror elements are replaced by a Dan Brown-esque quest for the missing texts of the Sons of Adam.

Leti (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Atticus (Jonathan Majors) and his father (Michael K Wiliams) having learned that the Braithwhite family don't appear to be as done with them as previous thought, head to Boston, to museum and a Titus Braithwhite exhibition that contains many secrets, and a number of traps guarding them. Meanwhile, back in Chicago Ruby (Wunmi Mosaku) is courted by, and enjoys an evening (well, an uncomfortable looking 5 minutes on some stairs) with William (Jordan Patrick Smith).

I'm four episodes into "Lovecraft Country" now, and I'm starting to notice regular occurrences of what I feel is the shows biggest problem. In previous reviews I'd accused the show of burning through plot too fast, but now I'd argue it's more about not explaining itself properly. For example, we saw in the last episode Hippolyta become entranced with the model universe, but then nothing more. Now we understand that she has it, back at their garage, but how did she get it there? In this episode (I'll keep this vague to avoid spoilers) some characters travel 850 miles in a short amount of time, with no explanation of how, looking at other episode reviews it mentioned a magic portal, but again, that wasn't clearly layed out in the actual episode.

All of which is not to say that I disliked the episode. It was probably the most "fun" that "Lovecraft Country" has been so far, with an Indiana Jones/Goonies like series of scenes as the central three hunted down the scroll and with a late twist in the tail. I just can't help that I'd feel a lot better about it, if it paid more attention to the details.

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6 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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