Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8: Release date, promo, plot, cast and more updates

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8: Release date, promo, plot, cast and more updates
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Know everything about Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8, which is all set to premiere this weekend. Continue reading to learn more.

Is Martha beginning to show signs of slowing down? We know how people first tried to label her as insane since they couldn’t name her anything else. What are the chances that the finale episode will go in the direction Martha is leading?

As the series comes to an end, the viewers are highly excited with the performance, plot, and character arcs that they have seen and have been waiting to witness come together in the series’ final episode. Since the premiere of this captivating limited American political thriller television series, based on Leon Neyfakh’s podcast Slow Burn’s first season, it is safe to say the show has gained amazing reviews from the critics around the world, which will not be surprising if the cast and crew members win a lot of awards this year. 

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8: Release date, promo, plot, cast and more updates

In the last seven episodes, a lot has transpired, and there is still a lot to learn and uncover the secrets and conspiracies that revolve around the situations of the final episode. If you’re one of the viewers that prefer to prepare ahead of time before the episode airs, then we’ve got everything you need to know about the upcoming episode’s official release date, plot, and cast, which will certainly prepare you before diving into the episode.

Continue reading to learn more about Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8.  

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8: Release date, promo, plot, cast and more updates

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8 Release Date

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8, Final Days, is set to premiere on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at approximately 8 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (CT) on Starz. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the series’ schedule and plan ahead to watch the upcoming episode before the finale episode that will premiere next Sunday.

  • S1E1: Will – April 24, 2022
  • S1E2: California – May 1, 2022
  • S1E3: King George – May 8, 2022
  • S1E4: Malum in Se – May 15, 2022
  • S1E5: Honeymoon – May 22, 2022
  • S1E6: Tuffy- May 29, 2022
  • S1E7: Year of the Rat – June 5, 2022
  • S1E8:  Final Days –  June 12, 2022

Moreover, the episodes will be available shortly after being broadcast on online platforms like Amazon Prime Video. The episodes will be available at 8 a.m. (GMT) on Sunday. The runtime of each episode is approximately 43 minutes. 

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8: Release date, promo, plot, cast and more updates

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8 Promo

Take a look at the exclusive preview of Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8, Final Days, which was released on June 6, 2022, on the official Starz YouTube channel.

In the preview of the upcoming episode, the viewers get to see that, “In the final days of the Nixon administration, Martha struggles to keep her family together in the midst of her decline. Dean and Mo are ready for their own future as G. Gordon Liddy gives Dean a parting gift.”

Gaslit | Ep. 8 Preview | STARZ

What to expect in Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8?

It’s tough to predict what will happen in Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8 right now. Because there have been no major spoilers circulating on social media; as a result, viewers will be able to watch the episode without being spoiled ahead of time and allowing fans to catch up on past episodes about the events that will ensue. 

Moreover, the episode is all set to release in the usual time slot for the viewers to catch up with the events of previous episodes and what will happen next for these characters. However, if you’re as intrigued as we are, check out the concise review of Episode 7 below to see what happens next in the series; continue reading. 

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8: Release date, promo, plot, cast and more updates

*Spoilers Ahead*

The previous episode, Year of the Rat, was released on June 5, 2022. The episode was directed by Matt Ross and written by Amelia Gray. The official synopsis of the episode states, “All hell breaks loose between Martha and John surrounding her decision to testify; John Dean is surprised by a new legal development as G. Gordon Liddy faces his own trial in solitary confinement.

Moreover, the episode is estimated to be viewed by 0.266 million US viewers. We have highlighted the key takeaways of the episode that happened without spoiling major plotlines. First, let’s take a look at the official clip of the 7th episode, Acute Mental Illness, in which they tried to call her crazy because they couldn’t call her wrong.

Gaslit | ‘Acute Mental Illness' Ep. 7 Clip | STARZ

This episode brings us back in time after what has to be a nicely presented recap that replenishes Liddy’s opening monologue from episode 1, which showed that the first time Martha and John met one another. John declares himself to be the “Year of the Rat” before canceling his blind date well before it begins because his date is married. After 17 years, we find ourselves right back where we left off in the flashback scene. 

Now, the part that happens after that is obviously fictionalized, with John giving Senator Gurney dirt about Martha’s past being used for maximum impact, but director Matt Ross masterfully contrasting this part of him berating Martha about her psychological distress with her actual meltdown post-proceedings.

Even though the show is set in a time when her illness would be frowned upon, Roberts is so wonderful in this crucial sequence that she allows us to sympathize with her. Take a look at the official clip of the 7th episode, Rat Trap, in which the viewers get to see the mastermind behind Watergate. 

Gaslit | ‘Rat Trap’ Ep. 7 Clip | STARZ

Meanwhile, John and Martha spat hatred at one other, with John obviously gaslighting Martha for being a troubled lady who is always complaining about life. Things escalate into violence when John chokes Martha and tells her that he is abandoning her forever and taking Marty with him. The scene then shifts to Martha, who is plainly ill and blurry on-air with Barba Walters.

A major section of this disjointed show is about Gordon Liddy’s term of imprisonment at the same time, in a truly twisted and goofy piece. He writes long, strange letters to his wife, which he narrates in a Hitler-like manner.

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8: Release date, promo, plot, cast and more updates

His straight-up attitude puts him in solitary confinement, where he spends his days pondering and having to cope with a rat, as seen in prior episodes. Shea Whigham does an excellent job portraying Liddy’s character’s downward fall and insanity but was it all essential.

On the other hand, there is also John Dean, who is absent from the episode, but despite his testimony. The viewers know that John Dean and Mo will be forced to part when he is detained for a 5-year prison term. So, we have to anticipate the plot dynamics being stretched further for the viewers to get the appropriate context to the storyline. 

Where to watch Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8?

Gaslit is available on both mediums of satellite and online through Starz. However, the episode is also available digitally via the STARZ Play App.

The series is also available on Amazon Prime for viewers in the US and UK, as well as on Hulu for viewers from USA only. The series is available for the viewers to stream based on location and membership plans, which users can choose from according to their preferences.

Gaslit Cast

The main cast members of the series are as follows: 

  • Julia Roberts as Martha Mitchell
  • Sean Penn as John N. Mitchell
  • Dan Stevens as John Dean
  • Betty Gilpin as Mo Dean
  • Shea Whigham as G. Gordon Liddy
  • Darby Camp as Marty Mitchell

Some of the recurring cast members of the series are as follows: 

  • Allison Tolman as Winnie McLendon
  • J.C. Mackenzie as Howard Hunt
  • Chris Bauer as James McCord
  • Chris Messina as Agent Angelo Lano
  • Carlos Valdes as Agent Paul Magallanes
  • Hamish Linklater as Jeb Magruder
  • John Carroll Lynch as L. Patrick Gray
  • Jordi Caballero as Eugenio Martínez
  • Oscar Torre as Virgilio Gonzalez
  • Jeff Doucette as Senator Sam Ervin
  • Patton Oswalt as Charles Colson
  • Nat Faxon as H. R. Haldeman

Gaslit Season 1 Episode 8: Release date, promo, plot, cast and more updates

Gaslit Overall Reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 88% of 42 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.40/10. The website’s consensus reads, “Fronted by a nervy Julia Roberts, Gaslit is less a slow burn than an acting extravaganza of big personalities enmeshed in historic scandal.”

Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 71 out of 100 based on 28 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” According to IMDb, the overall score of the series is 6.9 out of 10, with 2.2k votes. 

Gaslit Official Trailer

Gaslit Official Synopsis

The official synopsis of Gaslit, according to the Starz website, “A modern take on the Watergate scandal. The series shines its light most prominently on Arkansan socialite Martha Mitchell. Gaslit is the insane, but shockingly true story.”

Catch up on all of the previous episodes of Gaslit Season 1, and let us know what you think of the series so far.