Red Flag: Gaslit into Silence (W, May 22, 2024)

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The sixth episode of Red Flag, titled “Gaslit into Silence,” airs on W on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. The episode explores the spiraling relationship between Ellie and Liam, where manipulation and silence have created a chaotic dynamic.

Ellie finds herself trapped in a relationship with Liam, where manipulation and control have become the norm. Since the beginning of their relationship, Ellie has been subjected to gaslighting and emotional abuse, leaving her spiraling out of control.

What makes it even more challenging is that Ellie has been manipulated into silence, unable to share her experiences even with her family. The episode explores the damaging impact of such relationships and the power dynamics that can lead to isolation and a loss of agency.

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Red Flag tells the stories of individuals who have endured catfishing, gaslighting, and digital deception. The series provides a platform for survivors to share their testimonies and raise awareness of the manipulative tactics employed by perpetrators, including ‘breadcrumbing,’ ‘mirroring,’ and ‘love bombing.’ By doing so, Red Flag sheds light on the dark side of digital communication and the potential dangers that exist within online relationships.

Red Flag is a documentary series that premiered on W on April 17, 2024.

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Red Flag: Gaslit into Silence airs Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 10:00 PM on W.

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