Anyone seen the name of the NEXT WEEK EPISODE? Josephine? Look up SERVANT JOSAPHINE, and listen to the weird crazy 80s song that so happens to be a Christian song about choosing love instead of God
I have to say that Lauren Ambrose’s portrayal of Dorothy is utterly heartbreaking. Every time, I see a woman hanging by a thread, holding on to a delusion and hoping with everything she has. I can feel how her heart is nothing but full of love for her lost child. Like many others have said here, I believe she has known the truth for a while now. You can see it in her micro expressions and the way her eyes wander in and out of reality. I am stunned by her performance and this show in general! A true gem.
Rewatching Season 1 and caught this beautiful shot from episode 9, Jericho. We know Dorothy's wardrobe is mostly made up of ornate, colorful floral prints. She's always dressing as though everything's just fine, even though it's really not. In the flashbacks with Jericho 1.0 she's always wearing something much less fussy and solid-colored. This is the scene where she wakes up in the middle of the night after leaving Jericho in the hot car all day and realizes he's not in his crib.
I just love how MNS uses the shadows from the floral print on the curtains cast onto Dorothy. She's covered in this print. I think it's a thoughtful and dramatic way to visually convey to the audience that this is the origin of her break with reality. You really feel the tension here, and that feeling is carried on throughout the show with the use of lots of garish prints and patterns, on Dorothy's wardrobe and a lot of the house. I also love how they chose floral prints in particular, because there's always that thought that while it looks beautiful on the surface, flowers can also be decaying.https://i.redd.it/zmas12koz0n61.png