By letting the characters get comfortable, The Night Of delivers its best episode yet.

The pieces of the plot have settled, and every side has chosen the best course of action. And without that initial drama of who will be Naz’s lawyer and how will he survive in prison, the characters can stretch out into their established lanes and show us what is possible in each. That turn showed us a scary transformation in Naz.

The competing lawyers side plot cleaned up pretty easily as Chandra enlisted John Stone to work with Crowe’s much more established law firm. From a story perspective, it was the easiest way for Stone to believably keep working this case. As we know from his adopting the cat, he can’t turn away from a stray. Read more…

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‘The Night Of’ knocks the good boy out of Naz