'City on a Hill' Season 3 Episode 3 Review: Jackie Rohr's infidelity in focus as Showtime drama gathers steam

Rohr and Letitia Dryden's steamy affair gains focus in an episode that sees the other major players grapple with their own tr

'City on a Hill' Season 3 Episode 3 Review: Jackie Rohr's infidelity in focus as Showtime drama gathers steam
Kevin Bacon as Jackie Rohr and Joanne Kelly as Letitia Dryden in 'City on a Hill' (Francisco Roman/SHOWTIME)
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It took all but three episodes to show Jackie Rohr's infidelity in 'City on a Hill' Season 3. With Joanne Kelly's Letitia Dryden giving him the kiss of death, it's pretty much a familiar storyline for the Rohrs. If Episode 2 was all about a grieving Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), which does spill over to this chapter. But the main focus is on Rohr (Kevin Bacon) and Letitia, and the serious ramifications of their affair.

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It's their steamy affair that gains focus in an episode that otherwise does enough to show where every character is at with their respective issues. Jenny (Jill Hennessey) is a bag of mixed emotions. She has to deal with her daughter Benedetta's absence after the teen gets through to college, and also the assault charges from her father after she socks him in the face. An event from Sioban's (Lauren E Banks) past comes back to haunt her after her friend dies leaving her next of kin. Ward deals with his father's death the way he should.

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In all of this, no character is out of the doldrums yet. The series gathers steam, but as a whole, the plotlines are still in pieces and that makes the fourth chapter all the more interesting. With Letitia seducing Rohr, it's safe to say that he's in bed with sharks and it's only a matter of time before his faltering moral compass starts working again. With the final minutes of the episode showing him catching Sinclair Dryden (Corbin Bernsen) escorting another drugged woman, it's time for the former FBI agent to piece things together.

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'City on a Hill' has always been about relationships. This season, it's about how sometimes fractured relationships can still bog down an individual. Siobhan's horrific past just adds to her already ongoing trauma making her one of the more complex characters this time. Couple that with her handling a high-pressure case, things don't look too good for the Wards either. The highlight of the season so far has been Bacon with his new gig, but the superstar potential will be Banks since her character has the most going on at the moment.

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Compare her arc with the previous seasons, it's all about how she goes about her life unscathed, especially after she's practically party to a crime. Will she find inner peace? Or will this have a domino effect on Decourcy who has his own pressure to deal with? It's all happening on 'City on a Hill' as the show gathers momentum, one episode at a time.

New episodes of 'City on a Hill' premiering Friday on Streaming/Demand and Sundays at 10 pm ET on Showtime.

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