The Act (2019– )
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Gypsy fights for her life by defending her actions, while Mel and Lacey realize that behind closed doors things were not always as they seemed.


Steven Piet


Nick Antosca (creator), Nick Antosca | 3 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Arquette ... Dee Dee Blanchard
Joey King ... Gypsy Rose Blanchard
AnnaSophia Robb ... Lacey
Calum Worthy ... Nick Godejohn
Chloë Sevigny ... Mel
Molly Ephraim ... Gypsy's Lawyer
Cliff Chamberlain ... Rod Blanchard
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Judge Palmer
Joe Knezevich ... Prosecutor Rippy
Denitra Isler ... Shelly
Krisha Fairchild ... Prison Doctor
Ashley Dulaney ... Journalist
Ella Harrison Ella Harrison ... Young Gypsy
Hanna Harrison Hanna Harrison ... Young Gypsy
Hannah Lowther ... Stonefaced Guard


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Gypsy fights for her life by defending her actions, while Mel and Lacey realize that behind closed doors things were not always as they seemed.

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At around 7min into the episode when Gipsy is being walked back to her cell, the police officer has thick hair. Then she trips and he helps her up and it is a complete different person, without hair. See more »

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3 May 2019 | by scottsetchellSee all my reviews

The finale of The Act is good, but it isn't the courtroom drama I was hoping for. Gypsy contacts her biological father for medical records which leads to a powerful scene between them, one of the best scenes of the show. Mel visits her and reiterates her mother's saying, "the only way out of the fire, is through it."

The courtroom scenes are brief, showing a hearing where Gypsy pleads not guilty and a pretrial where they decide Gypsy and Nick's punishments are separate. I was hoping for an intense courtroom drama up until the final verdict. Instead we see into the night of the murder, which I think should've been shown in sequence.

Overall, The Act is a powerful true crime drama that looks into the minds of three very interesting subjects and the reaction of a community. Gypsy faces 10 years in prison while Nick was sentenced to life in prison without parole. It's a story that will pop up again once Gypsy is released. Joey King and Patricia Arquette's performances are worth seeing for yourself.

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1 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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