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TV tonight: expect more dirty tricks from Richard Gere in MotherFatherSon

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In spite of bravura performances from Helen McCrory (Kathryn), Billy Howle (Caden) and Joseph Mawle (Scott), Tom Rob Smith’s family drama is still lacking something as it reaches the halfway mark, with a plot that too often takes the easy option and direction that distractingly indulges Richard Gere (Max). That said, if you’ve stuck with it so far, you’ll be rewarded with an episode that moves matters on significantly, as Kathryn learns dark truths about Max, and Caden announces: “It’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to tomorrow.” Mike Bradley

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