The Staircase Episode 6: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation

The Staircase Episode 6: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation

In last week’s episode, Michael tries to adjust to life in prison following the verdict that found him guilty of his wife’s murder. He’d been in prison for six months, awaiting the result of his appeal. Meanwhile, his family struggles to afford the legal team and has an estate sale to meet the expense. The kids all have their own way of coping with their current circumstances. The documentary is in its final stages of editing and Sophie, Jean, and Denis end up having arguments over certain cuts that could skew the public’s perception of Michael.

We bring you the latest updates!

The Staircase Episode 6 Speculation

As Michael’s appeal is denied, we see some of the kids slowly lose hope that things may not change. However, they don’t express this in order to keep each other’s spirits up. The upcoming episode will possibly declare the outcome of the Supreme Court appeal, which will then decide Micheal’s future from this point on.

The Staircase Episode 6: Release Date, Recap and Speculation!
The Staircase | Source: IMDb

Sophie visits Michael in prison after the successful premiere of the documentary. Stay tuned as the series uncovers more details about the case!

The Staircase Episode 6 Release Date

Episode 6 of the The Staircase series, titled “Red in Tooth and Claw”, has been released on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:00 am PDT.

No delays have been announced.

I. Is the series on break?

No, the series is not on break and will resume as scheduled.

The Staircase Episode 5 Recap

The episode opens six months after Michael’s verdict, with him serving his sentence in prison. His face is covered in bruises as he struggles to adjust to life in prison. One of his fellow inmates tells him that the reason he got beat up is that he was assigned a single-occupancy cell on account of him being famous. It is also revealed that Sophie, the documentary editor, and Michael have been writing to each other all this time and have grown close to each other.

The Staircase Episode 6: Release Date, Recap and Speculation!
The Staicase | Source: IMDb

Meanwhile, Michael’s family experiences financial strain as his appeal keeps getting delayed and they end up having an estate sale in order to pay for his legal team. Sophie and Denis do not see eye to eye regarding editing certain scenes out of the documentary. Jean tries to stay neutral but it’s evident that he agrees with Sophie’s point of view. Sophie reveals that she’s been writing to Michael which only ends up angering Denis more.

In a flashback scene following Michael’s loss in the election, we see Michael open Margaret’s mail and get angry with her for her slipping grades. He tells her he won’t buy her a plane ticket to come home for Thanksgiving. When Kathleen finds out about this at a dinner meeting, she hints that she plans to take a break and let her sister host Thanksgiving, especially considering that all the kids won’t be attending.

Watch The Staircase on:

About The Staircase

The Staircase is an upcoming dramatic limited series adaptation of a docuseries of the same name, to be co-produced by Annapurna Television and HBO Max, as announced in March 2021.

The series is set to star Colin Firth as Michael Peterson and Toni Collette as his wife, Kathleen Peterson, with Antonio Campos and Maggie Cohn both attached as writers and showrunners.

On December 9th, 2001, novelist Michael Peterson’s wife Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of the staircase at their home. Michael claimed she perished after falling down the stairs but the medical examiner determined that she had been beaten with a weapon. Peterson became a suspect in what would become a murder investigation.