The fourth episode of Poker Face was titled Rest in Metal and was the fourth episode of the show’s first season. Charlie takes a job as a merch girl on a heavy metal tour, but gets a shock when the band’s drummer dies on stage. In this podcast Gerry and Iain look at destructive potential of jealousy.
This week, Charlie hooks up with a heavy metal band twenty plus years removed from their one hit song, a track they don’t even receive royalties for as the writing credit belongs to their former drummer. The band is called Doxxxology and their front woman is Ruby Ruin (Chloë Sevigny).
Via a Craigslist ad, Ruby hires a new drummer for the tour, an over-enthusiastic young metalhead called Gavin (Nicholas Cirillo). When he writes a new song the band recognises as a potential hit, Ruby plots with Al (John Darnielle) and Eskie (G.K. Umeh) to take control of the royalties by staging a fatal accident for their new colleague.
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Rest in Metal 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 expected in September 2023.