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Cult

Season 1 Episode 1

You're Next

25
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 19, 2013 on The CW
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You're Next
8.1
out of 10
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  • Episode Summary

    Investigative journalist Jeff Sefton doesn't pay attention to his younger brother Nate's obsessions and especially his latest one about a TV show that plans to hurt him. However, his disappearance makes Jeff take him seriously and leads him to the dark world of the TV series Cult. Its obsessive fans believe that the show's fictional cult leader, Billy Grimm, holds the keys to enlightenment. As things in the show come true in real life, Jeff enlists Skye, a young research assistant on the show, to help him.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • A very good beginning (IMHO)

      10
      I must admit I was thrilled watching the pilot. I found the first episode really scary, almost as scary as "The River" last year. By the way, it's a pity that The River was cancelled. The atmosphere in Cult is so good thanks to the excellent acting by Robert Knepper, playing Billy Grimm. The filming also adds to that atmosphere. The weakest part is the script itself or rather the story telling, especially the friendship between Jeff and Skye. The script writers should have given them a few more episodes to get to know each other and to start trusting each other. I give this episode a 10 for the atmosphere of a true horror movie, despite the poor story telling.moreless
    • Not what I expected

      4.0
      Didn't get weather the events were in real life or inside a TV show.
    • A few unbelievable things

      8.0
      I loved seeing the guy from Prison Break and Heroes as the cult leader. Its only one episode but I may have liked this show a lot more without the whole tv angle. Some things I find hard to believe. Like a car that is unique and is on a popular tv show that rides around town and nobody thinks anything of it. Like having the general lee or the batmobile drive around town and nobody noticing. Its still interesting but Im not sure if it will stay that way because of the whole tv angle.moreless
    • Dumb dumb dumb

      5.0
      Hard to say anything I liked. The acting was stilted and the plot was a mess. The only good thing is seeing Robert Knepper on tv again. Not enough however to keep me coming back week after week.
    Matthew Davis

    Matthew Davis

    Jeff Sefton

    Jessica Lucas

    Jessica Lucas

    Skye Yarrow

    Robert Knepper

    Robert Knepper

    Bill Grimm/Roger Reeves

    Alona Tal

    Alona Tal

    Kelly Collins/Marti Gerritsen

    Tom Amandes

    Tom Amandes

    Gary Fisher

    Guest Star

    Zak Santiago

    Zak Santiago

    Detective Zavala

    Guest Star

    Kadeem Hardison

    Kadeem Hardison

    Paz

    Guest Star

    James Pizzinato

    James Pizzinato

    Nate Sefton

    Recurring Role

    Aisha Hinds

    Aisha Hinds

    Detective Rosalind Sakelik

    Recurring Role

    Christian Cooper

    Christian Cooper

    Andy

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Interviewer: Let's talk a little more about your followers. What do you think draws them here to you?
        Billy: They come because they want to belong. To be a part of the unconditional love, the acceptance that I offer. I offer them my family.
        Interviewer: Billy, what do you say to critics who accuse you of preying on individuals at their most vulnerable?
        Billy: I don't prey on them. I seek out no one. I hear from every tiny grim corner of the words. It is they are who are seeking. Seeking connection. Which I provide.

      • Skye: (working a cellphone) See, "delete" doesn't mean permanent if you know what you're doing. (Jeff stares) I used to work on a Bruckheimer show.
        Jeff: Ah.

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