Castle Rock (2018– )
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The Queen 

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Memories haunt Ruth Deaver.


Greg Yaitanes


Stephen King (based on characters and settings by), Sam Shaw (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
André Holland ... Henry Deaver
Melanie Lynskey ... Molly Strand
Bill Skarsgård ... The Kid
Jane Levy ... Jackie Torrance (credit only)
Sissy Spacek ... Ruth Deaver
Scott Glenn ... Alan Pangborn
Adam Rothenberg ... Reverend Matthew Deaver
Zabryna Guevara ... Doctor Vargas
Chosen Jacobs ... Wendell Deaver
Caleel Harris ... Young Henry Deaver
Jeffrey Pierce ... Young Alan Pangborn
Schuyler Fisk ... Young Ruth Deaver
Caroline Lawton ... Deputy Fran
Dayshaun Moore Dayshaun Moore ... Young Henry Deaver (Age 7)
Andrea Higgins ... Funeral Goer


The timeline shifts between the past and present, at once recounting Ruth's life with Henry as a boy, scenes from previous episodes now through Ruth's point of view, and the Kid's mysterious intrusion into Ruth's house in the present. Ruth recalls Matthew Deaver's first time hearing "the voice of God" and her relationship with Alan Pangborn. Expanding upon a scene from a previous episode, Wendell interprets Ruth's dementia with a VR game, calling Ruth a "timewalker," who must defeat her nemesis, Matthew Deaver in the form of the Kid. Back in the present, Ruth sends Wendell away to protect him. The Kid makes dinner for Ruth, and tells her to eat a sedative. In response, Ruth distracts the Kid by asking him to draw her a bath, does not take the pill, and runs upstairs to find a revolver. While at first she does not remember where the bullets are, her memories lead her to unpack the bullets in her suitcase. Returning to the events at the beginning of the episode, Ruth hides in the shed ...

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22 August 2018 | by tudorgadaleanSee all my reviews

This is, without a doubt, one of the best TV episodes ever. A masterpiece in cinematography, photography, sound design, storytelling and acting. Everyone is talking about how Amy Adams should get an Emmy. If they watched Sissy Spacek's performance in this episode they would know that she is 'The Queen'. Far superior. Castle Rock always had a Leftovers vibe, but in this episode they went full Leftovers. And they actually managed to equal the best episodes in that series. And this is high praise coming from me, considering that after 6 months (in total time) of watching TV shows, The Leftovers is still my favourite one. Absolutely amazing! I hope Castle Rock continues to deliver.

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22 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA

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