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  • Grace hugs Henry outside of Reardon

    The Undoing Episode 3: “Do No Harm”

    Through the first two episodes of The Undoing, I have put a certain emphasis on the extent to which we have been proceeding through Grace’s perspective. This changes meaningfully, however, in Episode 3. For one thing, “Do No Harm” gives us scenes of Jonathan in prison. But more deeply, Episode 3 ends with the shock […] More

  • Elena looks in the mirror

    The Undoing Episode 2: “The Missing”

    The Undoing Episode 2 (“The Missing”) picks up where Episode 1 left off: Grace is on the phone, trying to track down Jonathan in Cleveland, and failing, though she does talk to a man who apparently shares his first and last name. In the repetition of the scene, Grace’s perspective is emphasized as doubt and […] More

  • A silver hand with long nails reaches for a bell

    What’s the Buzz: Borat, The Undoing, and More!

    Welcome to What’s the Buzz, 25YL’s feature where members of our staff provide you with recommendations on a weekly basis. In our internet age, there is so much out there to think about watching, reading, listening to, etc., that it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, filter out the noise, or […] More

  • Grace and Jonathan (in a bowtie) at the fundraiser

    The Undoing: Episode 1 Pulls a Thread as It Walks Away

    From its opening frames, I couldn’t shake the feeling that The Undoing was taking place in a New York that no longer exists. Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Jonathan (Hugh Grant) get ready for the day in their Upper East Side apartment. Their son, Henry (Noah Jupe), makes a smoothie but doesn’t clean up after himself, […] More