Rectify Season 2 Episode 4 “Donald the Normal”

Rectify Season 2 Episode 4 Donald the Normal (12)
Rectify season 2 episode 4 “Donald the Normal” airs Thursday, July 10th at 9/8c on SundanceTV.

Episode Synopsis: Rectify Season 2 Episode 4 “Donald the Normal”- A recovered Daniel embarks on a day trip to explore Atlanta and enjoy a taste of big-city anonymity, but even in a crowd, Daniel draws attention. He returns to Paulie, troubled by the way his past follows him. Taking her mother’s advice, Amantha begins packing up her apartment, in anticipation of moving back to Atlanta. On a quest for moving supplies, Amantha confronts the depressing realities of a small town and realizes that she needs more in her life than just her brother’s legal troubles. Tawney and Ted, Jr. enjoy a fun and somewhat boozy afternoon entertaining their friends Kent and Joon Benny. After their guests leave, Teddy tries to reconnect with his wife, only to be pushed away by a frustrated and overwhelmed Tawney. Stung and humiliated, Ted, Jr. seeks understanding from an unexpected quarter.

Show Summary: When Daniel Holden (Aden Young) is released after nearly 20 years of complete isolation on death row, he returns as an outsider to his family, to his community, and to the times. Somehow, he survived the mental and emotional strain of his imprisonment, but now the walls have suddenly come crumbling down and Daniel is set free in a world he no longer understands. He’s an outsider, lost in a once familiar world, struggling to navigate his new found freedom. Combined with two decades of technological and social changes to his small town and the larger world, everything he encounters is a puzzle.

Daniel’s unexpected presence not only throws his family into disarray, it ripples out to all the people connected to his case – the prosecutor who rode the notoriety to become a state senator, the sheriff who pushed the boundaries of the investigation, and the entire town of Paulie, GA, that blamed him for killing one of their own. Like a deadly spark, Daniel’s release reignites the mystery, the power plays, and the questionable justice that condemned him.

Also starring in “Rectify” alongside Aden Young (Killer Elite, The Tree) as Daniel Holden are Abigail Spencer (Cowboys and Aliens, Oz the Great and Powerful), who portrays Amantha Holden, Daniel Holden’s younger sister who believes completely in his innocence and has devoted her entire adult life to securing his release; J. Smith Cameron (“True Blood,” Margaret), who plays Janet Talbot, Daniel’s loving mother, who for nineteen years has been living with the impending death of her son and who long ago had made peace with the loss of her son, giving up on any hope for his release; Luke Kirby (Take this Waltz, “Slings and Arrows”) tackles the role of Jon Stern, Daniel’s lawyer who works for an organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted; Clayne Crawford (A Walk to Remember) portrays Ted Talbot, Jr., Daniel’s stepbrother whom he has never previously met; Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Great Gatsby) plays Tawney Talbot, Ted’s kind-hearted wife; Bruce McKinnon (The Way Home) as Daniel’s step father Ted Sr.; Jake Austin Walker (The Chaperone) as Daniel’s half brother Jared; Michael O’Neill (Transformers) as Senator Roland Foulkes; and Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild) as Rutherford Gaines, Daniel’s former attorney.

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