(...) After last week’s revelation-a-thon (...) the writers have decided to hit the gas and the result is another one of the most exhilarating hours of the season." "A Spy in the House of Love" reached 3.503 million viewers, a 2.2/4 Rating/Share, a 1.4/4 Rating/Share in the 18-49 demographic and a 1.6/5 Rating/Share in the 25-54 demographic.
The episode was watched by 2.891 million viewers Live, 3.505 million viewers Live+SD and 4.399 million viewers Live+7.
The similarity between these clips and the types of Scientology videos featured in Alex Gibney’s non-fiction exposé “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” are difficult to miss, and those links only grow stronger as Kyle makes his way through his bizarre day.
That dreary schedule is interrupted by the unexpected arrival at work of Zack (Adam Goldberg), an old college friend whose bushy beard, arm tats and motor-mouthed demeanor signify that he’s far from a kindred office drone.
Apparently still clinging to a juvenile manifesto the two wrote in college — whose three regulations were, “F— the Man,” “Keep It Real” and “Don’t Be Boring” — Zack convinces Kyle to join him at a mysterious weekend event known as Rebirth, which Internet promos show to be a creepy self-help program pushed by cheery drones in front of blue-sky digital backgrounds and logos.
The episode averaged a 1.08 Rating in the 18-49 demographic Live, a 1.39 Live+SD and a 1.87 Live+7.
Overall "A Spy in the House of Love" had 1.503 million DVR viewers.
Playing like a cross between multiple David Fincher efforts, all with a dash of anti-Scientology and meta-film-criticism elements thrown in for bewildering measure, this story about a man on a perplexing journey of self-discovery is best when keeping its audience in the disorienting dark, far away from the more pedestrian truths that ultimately come to light.
Writer-director Karl Mueller’s story opens with a montage of Kyle’s (Fran Kranz) monotonous routine: dawn treadmilling; breakfast with his young daughter; commuting to the bank where he’s employed as a social-media chief (writing fake millennial tweets touting their mortgage business); and coming home to his wife Mary (Kat Foster).
and p.m., and 3.49 million viewers and a 1.3/4 between p.m.