Next Time On… The Staircase (2022) season 1, episode 5

May 12, 2022
Jordan Russell Lyon 0
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This article contains predictions for the HBO Max series The Staircase season 1, episode 5.

Read the recaps, reviews and news for The Staircase.

With more development happening surrounding the possible events around Kathleen’s death, it’s pretty much a guessing game as to how Kathleen ends up dead at the bottom of the staircase. Here’s what has happened so far:

  • After Kathleen’s death in 2001, Michael gets found guilty of her murder.
  • As it did in the first two episodes, The Staircase continues to splits between several different timelines. These include before Kathleen’s death, just after Kathleen’s death, and in 2017 when an older Michael is shown with a new wife.
  • Michael’s bisexuality continues to be an issue, with several believing this was motive enough for Michael to kill Kathleen.
  • Sophie Brunet believes that Michael is innocent and aims to share his story.

The Staircase (2022) season 1, episode 5 release date/time.

The third episode, titled “The Beating Heart”, is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max on Thursday, May 19th, 2022, at midnight PT. This is the third of eight total episodes airing weekly between now and Thursday, June 9th, 2022.

Where to watch

The Staircase will air exclusively on HBO Max. Based on a US subscription, the streaming app will cost $14.99 a month, with a thirty-day free trial for new users. Unfortunately, HBO Max is unavailable in UK regions. However, as NOWTV services provide most of the content available on HBO Max, a NOW Entertainment membership for £9.99 will give you access to The Staircase.


With Michael now in prison, much earlier than I had thought, there are a few places where the show could take the audience. Here are a few predictions:

  • Michael will serve his time in prison whilst the documentary gets made and released.
  • More family members will turn their back on Michael. Possibly through shame or simply because they start to believe that he did kill Kathleen.
  • Cailin will continue to be alienated by the family members as she continues to believe that Michael is a murderer.
  • The Staircase will continue to switch timelines, with one clear focus being on Michael’s life after he gets released from prison.

You can watch this series with a subscription to HBO Max.

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