River: Episode 4
December 17, 2015 11:01 AM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

River investigates Stevie's relationship with Haider, a worker at Cristal Kebab, and has concerns about his perception of her private life. He and Ira spend an evening working at DCI Read's home. River makes a surprising discovery about one of the people Stevie called from her secret mobile phone on the night of her death. River considers attending a group run by Rosa for people who hear voices.
posted by infinitewindow (5 comments total)
River is used to trusting his manifests, but as he ages and dements they begin lying to him, or he begins lying to himself.
posted by infinitewindow at 11:02 AM on December 17, 2015

Such a good show! Thanks for putting it up here!

I've seen them all, and I found it more like a long movie than a set of episodes. I also have very strong feelings about the ending. So I don't have much specific to say right now -- but I've got a lot to say when we soon get to number 6!

So! Much! Great! Acting! Everyone is just stellar. And I really love the balance of plot & character work. The central mystery really drives the whole thing, and yet along the way we learn so much about River, Stevie, Crissie, even Ira.

Just great, great television.
posted by Frayed Knot at 9:39 AM on December 18, 2015

I like how this episode interrogates and de-romanticizes the old trope of Troubled But Brilliant Otherworldly Detective by showing his behavior from the outside; while also treating it's subject with a lot of compassion,
posted by bleep at 5:55 PM on December 18, 2015

I think that part of that compassion comes with the inclusion of Ira, who has really grown on me and my wife.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:44 PM on January 3, 2016

I would love to watch a second season, just to see how River and Ira develop as partners.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:50 PM on January 3, 2016

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