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A Whole New World 

While Gypsy and Nick are on the run, flashbacks to a much younger Dee Dee reveal how trauma with her own mother set her up for conflict with Gypsy.

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Nick Antosca (creator), Heather Marion | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Arquette ... Dee Dee Blanchard
Joey King ... Gypsy Rose Blanchard
Calum Worthy ... Nick Godejohn
Margo Martindale ... Dee Dee's Mother
Rhea Seehorn ... Janet
Kimberly Hebert Gregory
Patricia French ... Tina
Lana Young ... Debbie
Robert C. Treveiler ... Dr. Romero (as Rob Treveiler)
Elizabeth Becka ... Doctor
Megan Leahy ... Public Defender
Michael Rubino ... Police Officer #1
Jason Loughlin Jason Loughlin ... Deputy
Brooke Jaye Taylor ... Police Officer #2
Monique Grant ... Cellmate (as Monique Yvette Grant)
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While Gypsy and Nick are on the run, flashbacks to a much younger Dee Dee reveal how trauma with her own mother set her up for conflict with Gypsy.

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17 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Gypsy and Nick are shown to be staying in room 237, which is the haunted room in "The Shining." See more »

Connections

Features Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) See more »

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Bonnie and Clyde
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot
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On the Run
19 April 2019 | by scottsetchellSee all my reviews

After Nick murders Dee Dee, he and Gypsy flee to a motel before leaving Springfield and heading to Wisconsin. Gypsy becomes severely stressed and anxious until they leave town.

In 1991, Gypsy's birth shows Dee Dee's possessive tendencies in the first minutes she's alive. Dee Dee believes there's something wrong with her. Dee Dee is arrested on felony check fraud and serves six months in prison. Her mother takes care of Gypsy. In 1993 she's released and thinks Gypsy is sick. In 1997, Dee Dee's mother gets sick and dies. Gypsy has a minor injury on the trampoline and Dee Dee rushes her to the hospital and gives her a wheel chair.

This episode moves the story along only a few days but we get to see background into Gypsy's childhood. Dee Dee is obsessive with Gypsy from the moment she's born. It's very interesting to see Gypsy's upbringing since she looks like a normal, healthy girl. After Dee Dee's mother died, there was no one left to care for Gypsy except for Dee Dee.


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