The OA (2016–2019)
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A journalist approaches the family with an offer. At Hap's, a bond is forged with Homer and the others as they hatch a desperate plan.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brit Marling ... Prairie Johnson
Emory Cohen ... Homer Roberts
Scott Wilson ... Abel Johnson
Phyllis Smith ... Elizabeth 'Betty' Broderick-Allen
Alice Krige ... Nancy Johnson
Patrick Gibson ... Steve Winchell
Brendan Meyer ... Jesse
Brandon Perea ... Alfonso 'French' Sosa
Ian Alexander ... Buck Vu
Jason Isaacs ... Dr. Hunter Aloysius 'Hap' Percy
Will Brill ... Scott Brown
Sharon Van Etten ... Rachel
Juan Castano ... Mr. Bandy
Rosalind Chao ... Patricia Knoller
Jack DiFalco ... Jimmy


A journalist approaches the family with an offer. At Hap's, a bond is forged with Homer and the others as they hatch a desperate plan.

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Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Netflix See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


The song Rachel (Sharon Van Etten) sings is Etten's original song "I Wish I Knew" from her first album, "Because I Was in Love." See more »


When Prairie makes a sandwich for Hap, the mustard has a lid on it. A few frames later, the lid is totally removed. Prairie reaches for a plate and when she turns around, the lid is again on the mustard bottle. See more »


[first lines]
Patricia Knoller: Excuse me. Mrs. Johnson? Nancy Johnson? Hi
Nancy Johnson: Excuse me. I don't.
Patricia Knoller: I- I- I'm Pat. Pat Knoller. I write for the Chicago Tribune.
Nancy Johnson: I'm sorry, I I don't have anything to say to you.
Patricia Knoller: No. You don't have to say anything, but please listen. I specialize in long-form investigative reporting.
Nancy Johnson: Yeah, I've read the headlines.
Patricia Knoller: No.
Nancy Johnson: "Michigan Miracle."
Patricia Knoller: No, that's not what I do. I help people like Prairie tell their stories honestly and respectfully.
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As good as can be.
7 May 2019 | by iZergSee all my reviews

I'm reviewing this episode mostly because there is no other review and I feel there should be a continuance.

That's mostly what is happening in this episode, continuance. We learn more of the OA's backstory and watch the characters grow, all with a great progression pace. I feel that's a very strong point so far. The story is neither rushing nor dragging and we get the right doses of emotion, action and suspense.

What's been said about the series before still holds true. Great cinematography, music themes, casting and acting.

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