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Dead People Lie Down 

Raul Vega lies on the brink of death. Tiago and Lewis meet radio evangelist Sister Molly Finnister. Councilman Townsend furthers his political goals. Peter Craft runs into Elsa at the beach.


Paco Cabezas


John Logan (created by), John Logan




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Dormer ... Magda / Elsa / Alex / Rio
Daniel Zovatto ... Tiago Vega
Kerry Bishé ... Sister Molly Finnister
Adriana Barraza ... Maria Vega
Jessica Garza ... Josefina Vega
Michael Gladis ... Councilman Charlton Townsend
Johnathan Nieves ... Mateo Vega
Rory Kinnear ... Peter Craft
Nathan Lane ... Lewis Michener
Santino Barnard ... Frank Branson
Sebastian Chacon ... Fly Rico
Julian Hilliard ... Tom Craft
Lorenza Izzo ... Santa Muerte
Richard Kind ... Sam Bloom
Kyle McArthur ... Brian Koenig


Maria prays over the dying Raul, after Tiago shot him at the demonstration. Lewis endangers two of his friends by having them follow Goss, while he follows a Nazi collaborator and Tiago meets Sister Molly as Goss an Townsend continue their secret alliance. Written by Gislef

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Did You Know?


Lewis and the others park near a theater showing the 1938 remake of "The Dawn Patrol". The movie premiered in December 1938, placing the events of the episode in that month. See more »


Lewis asks Tiago if he's ever seen "Beau Geste." While this takes place the year before the 1939 version was released, there was also a silent version in 1926, so it is possible Lewis was referring to that. However, there's no way little Tiago could have seen it. See more »


Fly Rico: Why didn't you scream?
Mateo Vega: I was too busy pissing my pants.
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References Beau Geste (1939) See more »


I Can't Get Started
Written by Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin
Sung by Kerry Bishe
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User Reviews

A little slow...but still good
7 May 2020 | by Drank22See all my reviews

This episode definitely feels a little slow compared to the premiere as not much really happens except in the last 10 or so minutes. This episode does feel like more of a setup for the next episode as a few plot lines are introduced but not much happens to move them, or the previous plots forward. I can see myself in the future when I rewatch the series as having to "get through" this episode, instead of looking forward to it.

That being said I still enjoyed this episode and am excited to see the story unravel. This show seems to be getting darker which I enjoy and I must say the last scene was probably the best of the episode. The tension is definitely building for something big to happen....we just have to wait a bit longer to see what exactly what that will be. The actors are still doing a tremendous job and the German accents are pretty impressive.

My main complaint is where is the main title sequence?

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