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Rock finds the mysterious statue that holds the secrets to his freedom. He heads to his cabin in the woods with his manager Alistar and Delores. Federal agents jump Rock and there is a shoot out. Rock explains why he can never do a jazz album with strings and then goes to meet J. Edgar Hoover for a final showdown.

Episode Title: The Biscuit Eaters
Airs: 2015-7-10 at 09:30 pm
  • Dennis Perkins

    The Spoils Before Dying is almost too well-made at times.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Gleefully absurd and filled with terrific comic performances--Wiig and Rudolph are stand-outs in the first two episodes--The Spoils Before Dying marks another winning offbeat comedy from IFC.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Ben Travers

    The Spoils Before Dying is a huge step up, arguably even better than its predecessor, but it could have shed some of the weight and become truly great.

    Indiewire Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    As genre satire, Spoils is amusing. As film study, it's informative. As a viewing experience? Uneven: Sometimes funny, a little more often not.

    Newsday Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Spoils Before Dying is funnier than “Babylon.” The earlier miniseries spoofed ’40s melodramas, but this year’s model takes a narrower approach, mining the staples of the even more formulaic noir films, capturing the excesses of the hard-boiled dialogue and pushing them just far enough over the edge to knock you out of your chair.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    It is in some respects a three-hour sketch, but one made with attention to detail and an effective emotional through-line.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Tirdad Derakhshani

    The Spoils Before Dying, which lampoons Hollywood's classic films noirs of the 1940s and 1950s, is a much more assured and accomplished piece of filmmaking. But it's not nearly as wonderfully original or manic as its predecessor.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    The Spoils Before Dying fluctuates wildly from very clever to somewhat exhausting, but it gets better as it goes along, or perhaps I just got accustomed to its unique sense of humor. Full Review
  • Nancy DeWolf Smith

    Even when it drags a tad early on, there is always something good coming down the pike.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    The Spoils Before Dying requires some time and in return offers some rewards.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    Spoils takes its murder mystery too seriously. While this isn’t as dour an affair as Ferrell and Wiig’s recent Lifetime debacle, “A Deadly Adoption,” a little bit more nuttiness would make this mini more a treat and not so much an endurance challenge.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    There are, admittedly, some funny bits strewn throughout--Michael Sheen delivers one of the better moments--but even at a little over two hours of actual screen time minus commercials, this feels as padded as Ferrell’s well-stuffed wardrobe.

    Variety Full Review
  • Mark Peikert

    Most characters are reduced to a single joke repeated endlessly, under the assumption that the repetition of words or phrases constitutes comedy.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    Despite the occasional laughs, though, this is still a one-note premise stretched excruciatingly thin.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Glenn Garvin

    This three-hour miniseries from Will Farrell and some of his Saturday Night Live buddies is a send-up of 1950s film-noir that more closely resembles another classic Hollywood product: an overinflated boob job. Full Review