Mommie Dearest is the third episode of Bette and Joan, the first season of the drama anthology series Feud, and the third episode overall. Tim Minear served as writer, and Gwyneth Horder-Payton served as director. It officially premiered on FX on March 19, 2017.
As the production of Baby Jane reaches its climax, the feud becomes physical. Bette's relationship with her daughter becomes strained when she bonds with a new cast member. Joan reveals an intimate detail about her past.
- Kiernan Shipka as B. D. Hyman
- Dominic Burgess as Victor Buono
- Dylan Wittrock as Young Gay Man
- Brooke Star as Cynthia Crawford
- Chelsea Summer as Cathy Crawford
- Sonya Leigh English as Adell Aldrich
- Alan Brooks as Administrator
- John Ross Clark as DP Ernie
- Seth Coltan as Assistant Director
- Kate Fuglei as Dowdy Supervisor
- Stephen Halasz as Sound Man
- Scott Michael Morgan as Desk Sergeant
- Rainey Spurlock as Margot Merrill
This episode drew in 1.08 million live-plus-same-day viewers.
- This is the first episode where neither Olivia de Havilland nor Joan Blondell gave an interview or narration.
- The episode marks the debut of Joan Crawford's twin daughters - Cynthia and Cathy.
- Scream Queens, another show developed by Ryan Murphy, has an episode of the same name.