The Act (2019– )
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Gypsy is given the "Child of the Year Award," but a dental emergency that gets the attention of a skeptical doctor could expose Dee Dee's secrets.


Nick Antosca (creator), Dan Dietz | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Patricia Arquette ... Dee Dee Blanchard
Joey King ... Gypsy Rose Blanchard
Chloë Sevigny ... Mel
AnnaSophia Robb ... Lacey
Calum Worthy ... Nick Godejohn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
BettyLynn Allison ... Random Neighbor
William David Billions ... Trey
Steve Coulter ... Dr. Evan Harley
Alexandria DeBerry ... Hayley
Matthew Ezell ... Hospital Administrator
James Hammond ... Deputy Sheriff Gamble
Alisa Harris ... Nurse
Mary Hollis Inboden ... Allison Granger
Poorna Jagannathan ... Dr. Lakshmi Chandra
Chantal Maurice Chantal Maurice ... Event Greeter


Gypsy is given the "Child of the Year Award," but a dental emergency that gets the attention of a skeptical doctor could expose Dee Dee's secrets.

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20 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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In order to create the appearance that Gypsy's teeth were missing, actress Joey King had to have a green substance painted on her teeth, which worked like a green screen, so that the teeth could later be digitally removed in post-production. See more »


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14 April 2019 | by scottsetchellSee all my reviews

Gypsy's teeth start to decay and Dee Dee has her teeth removed against her will. Dr. Chandra is skeptical about her medical history and sends a child service agent to investigate their home. Dee Dee pushes Gypsy to win Child of the Year and takes home a large check.

Dee Dee becomes even more protective of Gypsy and shows her deceptive nature. Gypsy wants to be treated like a normal kid but Dee Dee won't allow it. The plot continues to thicken with the flash forwards to the crime scene.

Patricia Arquette and Joey King continue their stellar performances. Poorna Jagannathan is very good in her role as Dr. Chandra as she begins to catch on to Dee Dee's scheme. The secrets are slowly revealing themselves and lies are beginning to pile up.

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