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Keenly perceptive Theo sees shades of herself in a troubled young patient, a girl who's haunted by the menacing grin of "Mr. Smiley."


Mike Flanagan


Mike Flanagan (created by), Shirley Jackson (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michiel Huisman ... Steven Crain
Carla Gugino ... Olivia Crain
Henry Thomas ... Young Hugh Crain
Elizabeth Reaser ... Shirley Crain
Oliver Jackson-Cohen ... Luke Crain (credit only)
Kate Siegel ... Theodora Crain
Victoria Pedretti ... Nell Crain
Lulu Wilson ... Young Shirley
Mckenna Grace ... Young Theo
Paxton Singleton ... Young Steven (credit only)
Julian Hilliard ... Young Luke
Violet McGraw ... Young Nell
Timothy Hutton ... Hugh Crain (credit only)
Annabeth Gish ... Mrs. Dudley
Anthony Ruivivar ... Kevin Harris


Keenly perceptive Theo sees shades of herself in a troubled young patient, a girl who's haunted by the menacing grin of "Mr. Smiley."

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Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

FlanaganFilm See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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When the siblings are discussing sharing the profit from Steve's book in Shirley's house, you can see a picture of Shirley & Kevin's kids (present day age) next to Theo on the couch. Shirley is clearly pregnant in this scene. See more »

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29 October 2018 | by chelsealutzSee all my reviews

I feel that Theo has one of the best stories in the show. Don't get me wrong, I love all of the characters and the show as a whole but Theo's story was compelling from start to finish. I love Kate Siegel and have watched her other movies and McKenna Grace is a fantastic young actress. This episode was great from start to finish.

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