The eighth episode of Citadel Rock, “Previous Good,” premieres Wednesday on Hulu. Within the surprising remaining moments of final week’s episode, “The Queen,” Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek) by accident kills her lover Alan Pangborn throughout an episode of her dementia.
The story of “Previous Good” follows the story of a pair new to the city of Citadel Rock, establishing store in Warden Lacy’s former home. In the meantime, Henry Deaver (Andre Holland) is rescued from The Filter by Molly Strand (Melanie Lynskey).
When he returns to the home, Henry discovers his son, Wendell, is lacking and Alan is lifeless. “Grandma advised me to go away. I didn’t know the place to go. I slept in one of many pews at Grandpa’s church,” Wendell says to his father. “That is f—ed up, Dad.”
Ruth reveals to Henry that also thinks the person she killed was Matthew Deaver, not Alan. The police are offended with Henry, following the theme of townsfolk blaming him for the dangerous issues that occur within the city. Fearing for his security, Henry places Wendell on a bus again to Boston, however when a crow flies into the windshield Wendell begins to listen to an intense ringing in his ears. He will get off the bus early when it stops at one other city within the Stephen King universe: Jerusalem’s Lot.
A majority of the episode is centered across the newcomers, Gordon and Gordon’s Spouse (she is just not given a reputation), as they start to show the previous warden’s dwelling right into a true-crime-themed mattress and breakfast. Every room is themed after one of many many murders which have occurred within the city. As we now have discovered in earlier episodes, the city’s evil fame doesn’t bode effectively for newcomers. After they break open the basement, they discover dozens of portraits Warden Lacy had painted. The topic of those work? The Child, performed by Invoice Skarsgard. Every portray is marked with a special yr and the Child appears to be like precisely the identical in all of them.
This episode exhibits us a brand new aspect of Jackie Torrance (Jane Levy). She involves the couple’s new dwelling searching for a enterprise alternative: a brand new mattress and breakfast would possibly wish to associate with the city’s solely taxi service, proper? “Gotta be sincere, kinda makes me kick myself,” Jackie says when seeing the violent decor. “I had this concept. Flip this city right into a homicide theme park.”
Sadly for Jackie, she comes on the flawed time. Inside days of transferring to Citadel Rock, Gordon and his spouse have murdered a pair staying of their dwelling. They’ve dismembered the our bodies, disposing of them in black rubbish baggage. As she is leaving, Jackie discovers a bloody bracelet within the filth. When requested about this scene, Jane Levy defined Jackie’s response in an interview with Newsweek: “Simply placing collectively the items of what simply occurred, going again over the past twenty minutes and making an attempt to puzzle collectively why I’m standing in these two folks’s driveway with a bloody bracelet. Then she realizes that these persons are harmful, comes again for some motion and saves the day.”
The episode involves its climax as Henry enters the mattress and breakfast, additional looking for solutions to his mysterious childhood disappearance. As he stumbles upon the room stuffed with the Child’s portraits, Gordon assaults him. Within the battle, Gordon’s spouse cuts her personal throat and bleeds to demise. Jackie does certainly save the day by plunging an ax into the again of Gordon’s head, an homage to her uncle Jack Torrance from The Shining who tried to homicide his household with an ax.
“They had been simply so creepy,” Jackie tells the police. “I wasn’t myself anymore, you understand?”
“Previous Good” will likely be obtainable for streaming on Wednesday.