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Dark Flower 

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Fauna (India Eisley) meets up with Corinna (Connie Nielsen) but suspects the woman of lies and hiding her real mother, Tamar. Jay (Chris Pine) meanwhile gets a harsh visit from the LAPD but... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Jay Singletary
India Eisley ... Fauna Hodel / Pat
Jefferson Mays ... George Hodel
Leland Orser ... Peter Sullivan
Yul Vazquez ... Billis
Dylan Smith ... Sepp
Justin Cornwell ... Terrence Shye
Golden Brooks ... Jimmy Lee (voice)
Jay Paulson ... Ohls
Connie Nielsen ... Corinna Hodel (voice)
Lucy Jenner Lucy Jenner ... Lilly (as Lucy Ballard)
Astro ... Nero (as Brian Bradley Jr.)
Ebony Jo-Ann Ebony Jo-Ann ... Big Momma
Shoniqua Shandai ... Tina
Arlen Escarpeta ... Xander


Fauna (India Eisley) meets up with Corinna (Connie Nielsen) but suspects the woman of lies and hiding her real mother, Tamar. Jay (Chris Pine) meanwhile gets a harsh visit from the LAPD but this leaves him wondering how close he's getting to the truth. Written by OC Movie Reviews

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Release Date:

12 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jenkins + Pine, Studio T See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The poem recited by George Hodel at the beginning of the episode is the first stanza of "A Dream Within a Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe :
  • Take this kiss upon the brow and in parting from you now thus much let me avow. You are not wrong, who deem that my days have been a dream. Yet if hope has flown away, in a night or in a day, in a vision or in none. Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
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As Fauna is peeling the orange, the amount of peel she puts on the table keeps increasing and decreasing between shots. See more »

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Dark Flower
6 September 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

It is a shame to say this but this episode had all the hallmarks of a filler. It makes you wonder if there is actually a story for a six part mini series.

Also some of the visuals made me think that the director wants to emulate David Lynch in full Twin Peaks mode.

The episode opens in in 1945 with George Hodel having some kind of sex party. It is all a bit Eyes Wide Shut. Little Tamar Hodel watches the action unfold from around the corner.

In 1965 Fauna Hodel is being followed by a creepy man who is in the employment of her grandfather. Fauna realises that the creepy guy she talked to in the bus stop in the first episode is her grandfather when she goes back to the Hodel house. She also meets up with Jay for the first time and they talk to each other in a diner, feeling each other out before she quietly leaves.

As for Jay he is a mess. He nearly loses his eye by Bilis the violent cop and is saved in the nick of time by his cop friend. Jay suffers from post traumatic shock and is desperate enough to try to enlist to fight in Vietnam. He knows there is no future for him in journalism.

The episode makes a more explicit connection with the Black Dahlia murder and Dr Hodel is the chief suspect. The pacing though should had been much better, this could had been all done in the previous episode.

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