THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME on Apple TV+ is a new thriller series starring Jennifer Garner and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The plot driver is a mystery and features a very character-driven story. I was hooked right away. Read our The Last Thing He Told Me series review here!
THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME is a new Apple TV+ thriller series with seven episodes. There’s one big whopper of a mystery at the heart of the plot, which is also very character-driven. As this is the case, it’s very fortunate that the characters are played by some wonderful actors.
The seven episodes will be released weekly on Fridays, but it premieres with two episodes. Fortunately, this is more than enough to get you hooked. Also, the episodes pick up right where the previous one ended, so it’s like watching everything unfold in real time.
Continue reading our The Last Thing He Told Me series review below. The series premieres on Apple TV+ on April 14, 2023.
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When The Last Thing He Told Me begins, we meet Hannah (Jennifer Garner) who is living a happy and relatively simple life. She works in wood-turning, making gorgeous pieces that are being noticed, so business is going well. Also, she’s been married for just 14 months to Owen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).
Sure, Owen’s teenage daughter, Bailey (Angourie Rice) isn’t crazy about this new woman in her dad’s life. But also, she’s just a teenager, so everything is “so extra” for her.
Before the end of episode 1, everything has gone terribly off the rails. The company Owen works for has been raided by the FBI and Owen himself is gone. He has left a mysterious note with both Hannah and Bailey, but nothing more. Now the two most important people in his life will go on one wild adventure to find him and help him come back.
But can he come back? And what’s this thing people keep telling them about Owen’s past and secrets?! What would you do in the same situation? If there’s one thing the two must do, it’s band together and become a team.
Intriguing characters and wonderful actors
Jennifer Garner is always great and these thriller, action, and mystery hybrids just suit her so damn well. From Alias to Peppermint, Jennifer Garner knows how to play characters that are both soft and loving while kicking butt and letting nothing stop her. Also, Jennifer Garner always brings you to the gun show with her ripped arms!
The relationship between her character, Hannah, and her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey, is key to the plot. Fortunately, Angourie Rice (Mare of Easttown) and Jennifer Garner have amazing chemistry.
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Both when their relationship is strained in that classic stepchild and stepparent way when both are finding their place in the “new order of things”. Also, it’s very obvious that they care for Owen and want to keep each other safe.
It should be said that Bailey’s mom died when she was very young, so she’s been used to it being just her and her dad. And yes, of course, the relationship between Owen and Hannah is also a thing of pure bliss which would make most teenagers want to gag.
For the record, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jennifer Garner also work perfectly as this couple still in the honeymoon phase. And even though Owen disappears early on, we get to know all about their relationship via flashbacks. This is all part of Hannah (Jennifer Garner) trying to find clues in her past conversation with her now-missing husband.
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In key supporting roles, we also get some wonderful actors. I especially want to highlight Aisha Tyler (Criminal Minds) because she’s always a very welcomed presence on my screen. Also, she plays Jules, who is the best friend of Hannah in this story and one of the few people she can trust. Jules is married to Max (as in Maxine) portrayed by Tyner Rushing.
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The Last Thing He Told Her is based on the acclaimed bestselling novel of the same title. The novel was written by Laura Dave. She’s also the one who created and adapted her own novel into this series alongside the series co-creator Josh Singer.
The directors on The Last Thing He Told Me are Olivia Newman (Dare Me, Where the Crawdads Sing), Deniz Gamze Ergüven (The Handmaid’s Tale, Perry Mason), Daisy Von Scherler Mayer (Yellowjackets, Y: The Last Man), and Lila Neugebauer (Causeway).
The star of this Apple TV+ series, Jennifer Garner, also serves as executive producer alongside Hello Sunshine’s Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. Other series from Hello Sunshine include Little Fires Everywhere and Truth Be Told. Under the name Pacific Standard, they also produced Gone Girl and Big Little Lies. Some real heavy hitters!
The Last Thing He Told Her premieres on Apple TV+ on April 14, 2023. On this day, the first two episodes are out, while the remaining five episodes will be released weekly on Fridays.
Creators: Laura Dave, Josh Singer
Script: Jamie Rosengard, Josh Singer
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Angourie Rice, Aisha Tyler, Augusto Aguilera, London Garcia, Brielle Angelique, Jackson Kelly, Lisa Cole, Geoff Todd, Frederick Lawrence, Jacob Plank, Lena Avgust, Stephen Shymansky, Geoff Stults, John Kim, Matt Craven, Tyner Rushing, Gary Teague, Brady Tutton, Gary Neil, Michael Petrone, Alex Poncio, Isaac Jay
A woman must forge a relationship with her teenage stepdaughter in order to find her husband, who has mysteriously disappeared.