The finale of GASLIT was sad, truthful, and bittersweet. Our country almost “imploded” from deceit and inner turmoil. This episode was tough to watch because it begs the question… why?

The only redeeming character, I feel any empathy with was Martha (Julia Roberts). Her life was doomed from the start because of the company she kept in real life. Martha was well portrayed to elicit the “almost” angst when she died at 57. Irony plays a role in this story since she died decades before the guilty. 

This episode wraps up what happened to the Watergate conspirators. It was a grim time in our past, and the writers and editors show this in spades. They even go the distance to explain the “Martha Mitchell Effect.”  This is still a psychiatric term used in today’s political scene. Depressing. History is bound to repeat itself. 

GASLIT was an important limited series, if only to make sure everyone knows “Martha was right.”

It is available to stream on STARZ. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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