Fatal Attraction Season 1 Episode 4 Recap – what does Beth find inside the laundry?

By Ricky Valero
Published: May 7, 2023 (Last updated: March 18, 2024)
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2023 Paramount+ series Fatal Attraction Season 1 Episode 4 - Beautiful Mosaics - Recap


Episode 4 felt more like a filler that developed a tiny bit of the overall picture. It’s not a bad episode, but just somewhat forgettable.

We recap the 2023 Paramount+ series Fatal Attraction Season 1 Episode 4, “Beautiful Mosaics,” which contains spoilers.

Things are heating up in Fatal Attraction, with the walls starting to close in on Beth (Amanda Peet) finding out about Dan (Joshua Jackson) and Alex (Lizzy Caplan). He makes a move to clear the air himself while Alex continues to wreak havoc on the entire family.

Fatal Attraction Season 1 Episode 4 Recap

The episode begins with Ellen talking to her therapist about finding out about her dad’s affair. Her therapist wonders if she needs to sit down and talk to her mom about everything that went down.

Back to the past, where we see Beth and Ellen returning from a couple of days of being gone at the new house, and there is a mysterious smell (in a good way) in the house.

What does Beth find inside the laundry?

While sorting out the clothes from the laundry, Beth finds the sock Dan borrowed from a co-worker at work. She looks at it weirdly and goes back to doing what she was doing. It causes Beth to start to put the pieces together about Dan and Alex.

Dan goes to Mike about Alex. Dan is unsure of what to do next, from her throwing acid at his car to her showing up at the open house.

Mike snaps at him for being so incredibly lazy about how he has handled the entire affair. Back in the present day, Dan is dressing up for a job interview. He meets with Frank, who is running a car insurance company, but Dan doesn’t have many nice things to say about him when he was going to prosecute his case.

Mike picks up Dan from his very bad job interview to meet with the landlord, who remembered Alex and her doctor neighbor, Paul.

The duo meets with Paul and asks about his fingerprints being found at her apartment. He begins to unpack Alex for the two of them, the issues of Alex, and how she used things against him to get her own way.

Who gives Dan a job?

Back in the day, Dan helped Jorge work through the ranks within the courts, and now he is repaying him the favor of giving him a job to work with him as a paralegal.

Dan goes to see an old friend from the firm, who isn’t thrilled about meeting with him, but she tells him how someone came to her about Alex and how she was having an affair with a married man and started to stalk him.

Regardless of the news being able to help Dan, she withheld it because he was trying to make Alex the person to blame for her murder. She eventually tells him it is Gabriel, the bailiff we met earlier in the season.

Fatal Attraction Season 1 Episode 4 Ending Explained

After yet another incident at the Gallagher household involving Beth’s mother and the family dog, Dan knows it is Alex and calls Mike. Mike tells him on the phone that he will meet with her. He asks her if she plans on telling Beth, but she says, “I don’t think I’ll have to.” The episode ends with Dan talking to Beth and saying he must tell her something.

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