Exit Stage Death - Episode 6

Exit Stage Death – Poker Face Podcast Episode 6

The sixth episode of Poker Face was titled Exit Stage Death and was the sixth episode of the show’s first season. Charlie thinks she has a handle on a shocking death in the theatre before a fittingly dramatic twist baffles her. In this podcast Gerry and Iain look at the lengths people go to for love and money.

This week, Charlie lucks into a job at a theatre-diner thanks to a chance meeting with stage manager Phil (Chris McKinney). Working there she gets a close-up view of the preparations for a play starring former TV stars Kathleen Townsend (Ellen Barkin) and Michael Graves (Tim Meadows).

When Michael’s wife Ava (Jameela Jamil) is killed in what appears to be a trap set for Kathleen, Charlie begins to investigate, but Kathleen and Michael’s co-star Rebecca (Audrey Corsa) is also on the case and may have less altruistic motivations.

Ben Sinclair, who also has a cameo role, directs this episode, his only directing credit in the first season. The episode was written by Chris Downey, his only primary writing credit of the season.

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Exit Stage Death was released in 2023. It is 48 minutes long and originally aired on Peacock. Episodes continue to stream on Peacock internationally and on Sky in the UK. The DVD boxset of season 1 is now available.

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