Castle Rock (2018–2019)
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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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Among all first season episodes, this episode received particular acclaim from critics with praise being directed towards the writing and Sissy Spacek's performance. See more »


On the Nature of Daylight
Written and Performed by Max Richter
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I don't usually write reviews for just an episode but this episode scared me and was so beautifully acted and shot so beautifully! I still have tears running down my face while typing this! Not to be dramatic! But the gorgeous song that end with (On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter) just tore into me! Some people get older and loose there ability to act but Sissy Spacik is incredible in this episode! She runs the whole thing! And to do a episode like this it's so easy to lose the audience but I was engrossed the whole time holding my breath! Right when they wanted me to then balling my eyes out right when they wanted me too! She deserves a Emmy nomination just for this episode!

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22 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA

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