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The Riddle of the Sphinx 

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An enigmatic figure becomes the center of Delos' secret project; The Man in Black and Lawrence follow the path to Las Mudas, but run into trouble.


Lisa Joy


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Rachel Wood ... Dolores Abernathy (credit only)
Thandie Newton ... Maeve Millay (credit only)
Jeffrey Wright ... Bernard Lowe
James Marsden ... Teddy Flood (credit only)
Tessa Thompson ... Charlotte Hale (credit only)
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Lawrence
Luke Hemsworth ... Ashley Stubbs
Katja Herbers ... Grace
Angela Sarafyan ... Clementine Pennyfeather
Shannon Woodward ... Elsie Hughes
Ed Harris ... Man in Black
Peter Mullan ... James Delos
Jimmi Simpson ... William
Jonathan Tucker ... Major Craddock
Zahn McClarnon ... Akecheta


An enigmatic figure becomes the center of Delos' secret project; The Man in Black and Lawrence follow the path to Las Mudas, but run into trouble.

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Release Date:

13 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Rolling Stones song 'Play with Fire' was first released as the B-side of the single 'The Last Time' on 26 February 1965 and credits songwriting music/lyrics to Nanker-Phelge. James Delos is seen playing a record player with the 12-inch vinyl disc. That type of technology began phasing out in the mid-1980s after Compact Discs (CDs) were invented, although aficionados continued to believe vinyl records offered higher-quality recordings, and in the 2010s the format began to experience a resurgence in popularity. See more »


At the end when the man in black is riding out into the sunset through the desert with his crew, the sun is on the horizon, it was shot in what photographers call: "Sweet Light". The horses suddenly begin to stop as they see a female figure on a horse coming toward them. The person on the horse is his daughter Emily with a giant setting sun right behind her , as she approaches in silhouette. The next edit, it is mid afternoon, and the sun is directly overhead, as she says: "Hello Dad". See more »


James Delos: They said there were two fathers; One above, one below. They lied, there was only ever, the devil. And when you look up from the bottom, it was just his reflection... laughing back down at you.
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Play with Fire
Written by Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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One of the strongest episodes to date!
14 May 2018 | by mcrowe-88424See all my reviews

These first few episodes were just setup, you can really see that the season two story arcs truly begin here. While only a few of the main characters appeared, this episode persisted with phenomenal writing, visuals, and the first major twist of season two!

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