Rectify (2013–2016)
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Jacob's Ladder 

Can Daniel make it on the outside? His mother asks him to help her redo the kitchen, he explains his perceptions to Jon and calls on Amantha at her new place - they go for a walk. He buys a... See full summary »

Director:

Ray McKinnon

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Ray McKinnon (creator), Ray McKinnon | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aden Young ... Daniel Holden
Abigail Spencer ... Amantha Holden
J. Smith-Cameron ... Janet Talbot
Adelaide Clemens ... Tawney Talbot
Clayne Crawford ... Ted Talbot Jr.
Luke Kirby ... Jon Stern
Bruce McKinnon ... Ted Talbot Sr.
Jake Austin Walker ... Jared Talbot
Michael O'Neill ... Senator Roland Foulkes
Sean Bridgers ... Trey Willis
J.D. Evermore ... Sheriff Carl Daggett
Johnny Ray Gill ... Kerwin Whitman
Jayson Warner Smith ... Wendall Jelks
Kim Wall ... Marcy
Sharon Conley ... D.A. Sondra Person (as Sharon Morris)
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Can Daniel make it on the outside? His mother asks him to help her redo the kitchen, he explains his perceptions to Jon and calls on Amantha at her new place - they go for a walk. He buys a gift at a bookstore, calls Tawney, and walks to a cemetery. Jon listens to Daniel's confession, Senator Foulkes calls on the D.A., someone puts a cherry bomb in Ted and Janet's mailbox, Ted Jr. cleans off his trousers, death row loses a resident, and Trey gets an idea where George might be. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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The description of Jacob's ladder appears in Genesis 28:10-19: "And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood beside him, and said: 'I am the Lord, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.' And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said: 'Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.' And he was afraid, and said: 'How full of awe is this place! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.' " See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Detective: [old interview video] What did you do after you strangled her?
Daniel Holden: I went and got some flowers.
Detective: Some flowers.
Daniel Holden: Wild flowers. Jacob's Ladder.
Detective: Come again?
Daniel Holden: It's a wildflower.
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Leaky Family
Performed by Gabriel Mann
Amantha drops Daniel at the book store.
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Review of the 1st season: overall 8/10
20 August 2014 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Rectify" (2013-) is a very solid drama, with great acting, great feel of settings, good atmosphere, music and deep meaning dialogs. It's not "Breaking Bad" by any means (or at least yet) although as the poster calls it's from the same producers, but it's a different show, or at least it's first season. Yet, to be honest, i was hooked to watch this show by two reasons: 1) universal acclaim at "metacritic" 2) very good, deep, interesting premise. To be honest, exactly on these two bases it was a bit of disappointment. It'a a bit over-hyped by critics, because it's not that really interesting. Yes, it shows a real life, real people in real location, with real actions they are making, and thats the strongest point of "Rectify", the problem, that it's just not really engaging. Second, the premise. It sounded better on paper, although it show the glimpses of life inside "the green mile" and the main character has got unimaginable situation he is in, the main character to me was the second problem. He is literally "Forest Gump". Yes. And thats the bit of a problem because it takes away the sense of reality that is going on around him. Maybe, he's more real of nature than most of us, but when you trying to watch him on the screen, again, it's not that engaging - believe me, i don't want the main character to be C.Eastwood style, but it would be more compelling, if he would be more human.

Overall, 8/10 for the first season. See you all at the end of the second one.


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