Ozark (2017– )
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Book of Ruth 

Jacob educates Marty on his business. Ruth devises and sets in motion a deadly plan. Rachel learns Marty is cooking the books at the Blue Cat Lodge.


Andrew Bernstein


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Martin 'Marty' Byrde
Laura Linney ... Wendy Byrde
Sofia Hublitz ... Charlotte Byrde
Skylar Gaertner ... Jonah Byrde
Julia Garner ... Ruth Langmore
Jordana Spiro ... Rachel
Jason Butler Harner ... Roy Petty
Esai Morales ... Del (credit only)
Peter Mullan ... Jacob Snell
Lisa Emery ... Darlene Snell
Harris Yulin ... Buddy Dieker
Charlie Tahan ... Wyatt Langmore
Marc Menchaca ... Russ Langmore
Michael Mosley ... Mason Young
Christopher James Baker ... Boyd Langmore


Jacob educates Marty on his business. Ruth devises and sets in motion a deadly plan. Rachel learns Marty is cooking the books at the Blue Cat Lodge.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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When Wendy is loading the shotgun in the basement, she puts the cartridge in backwards. The silver primer is towards the front of the gun when it would really be pointing towards the back. See more »


Russ Langmore: [to Ruth] The fact is, you ain't nothing but a Jheri-curled nancy, just using mind games to fucking buy more time. Fact is we should have never let a little bitch do a man's job.
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Performed by Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane
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Interesting plot, but weak dialog spoils the scenes
23 August 2017 | by alexbabcock-85999See all my reviews

Ozark's overarching plot captivates with tense scenes, suspenseful moments and commanding performances by an artfully chosen cast. Though each episode seems to have its own feel, from a variety of writers, the series to this point has had a reliable consistency. That changed for me in this episode -- the quality of the writing slipped significantly, with scene after scene of contrived, unnatural interactions between characters with confusing motivations that don't seem to match the story arc. It's a jarring change for an otherwise promising new series, and one that's left me wondering -- is it worth continuing? I'm not ready to give up on it yet, but "The Book of Ruth" is a miss in an otherwise enjoyable series.

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