This recap contains spoilers for Rain Dogs Season 1 Episode 4, “Didion Hell.” The episode picks up sometime after Episode 3, with Costello and Iris settling into Selby’s home in Bruton. Selby suggests they start the adoption process soon, and things seem to be going well. However, there is a darker undercurrent to all of this.
Selby’s Criminal Past
Selby cannot legally adopt Iris due to his criminal past of almost killing a man. He slips into a state of malaise and is unnecessarily cruel to Costello. As time passes, Selby’s actions become increasingly psychotic, including urinating in Iris’s bath while she’s in it. The increasingly fractious relationship between Selby and Costello does not go unnoticed by Iris.
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The Uncomfortably Dark Turn
Things take an uncomfortably dark turn when Costello offers to leave after Selby reveals that he has gambled all their money away. Costello assaults Selby and smashes up the house, but they have no choice but to stay. Costello is worried about her financial security but is likely trapped in an abusive and toxic relationship with Selby.
The Ending Explained
In December, Costello wakes Iris in the middle of the night, ready to escape. However, she decides against leaving, and they both head back inside. The episode ends with Iris cuddling up to Selby as Costello prepares coffee.
Why Does Costello Decide to Stay?
It’s hard to say why Costello decides to stay. She may be worried about her financial security or trapped in a toxic, abusive relationship with Selby. Subsequent episodes will likely explore whether or not Costello can recognize and free herself from this cycle of abuse.
What are Rain Dogs?
Rain Dogs is a TV show.
What happens in Rain Dogs Season 1 Episode 4?
Costello and Iris have settled into Selby’s home, but their situation has a darker undercurrent. Selby cannot legally adopt Iris due to his criminal past, and his actions become increasingly psychotic. Selby reveals that he has gambled all their money away, leaving Costello and Iris with no choice but to stay. The episode ends with Costello deciding to stay and cuddling up to Selby as Iris prepares coffee.
Why does Costello decide to stay?
It is unclear why Costello decides to stay. She may be worried about her financial security or trapped in a toxic, abusive relationship with Selby.
Is Rain Dogs worth watching?
That is subjective and up to personal preference. However, the show has received positive reviews from critics.