Sorry for the delay on this. My week has been MADNESS!
Episode Summary (*Spoiler Alert):
Sally is pretty angry. She has come to terms with the fact that the Reaper is coming for her, but then…he doesn’t. He makes her wait, anticipation and fear mounting. When he does finally come to collect her, he has a proposition. Became the new reaper, or be shredded. She doesn’t like this choice, so she goes to her favorite therapist/Aidan for advice. He has a great idea, why doesn’t she just reap the Reaper?
So when Reaper comes back she does.
Well, she tries to. He’s too powerful, so it doesn’t really work…but she gets a bit of a rush from it, anyway. Its decided. She’s a Reaper-in-training, but the first person she needs to reap is her high school/ghost friend, Stevie. It seems that he’s been going around shredding all his friends, and stalking the guy who bullied him in high school, just waiting for him to die as well.
Sally tries to defend Stevie, and even goes so far as to confront him…But Sally gets the truth from him, and she has no choice. It has to be done. Enter Reaper.
Josh is distressed. His relationship with Nora has come to an end and he’s blaming himself, which totally don’t get, but more on that later. Anyway, so little sis, Emily comes to the rescue armed with booze and the promise of sisterly affection. When Josh meets up with his drinking buddy, however, she is at the bar with Julia, Josh’s scorned ex fiance. Its not a trap, Josh is just like 3 hours early, but even so, the two end up drinking together and even taking care of Emily when she gets too drunk.
The two of them, half drunk themselves open up about everything they felt and still feel towards each other. Julia still loves Josh, and came to Boston with hopes of running into him. Josh obviously loved her very much to leave her the way he did. When you run away to protect someone, do you ever really stop loving them?
With the mounting pressure of an impending visit from mother, Suren needs to take serious action to cull bishops orphans. Especially since she told mother it was already handled. Aidan and his returned progeny gather all of the orphans, and presents them with a plan for escape. What a guy. I knew our Aidan would never let so many innocents die.
But while Aidan is giving the escape plan to the orphans, Suren is drawing up the deed to the house they are all convened in. And, after throwing a large chunk of change at the current owner, she convinces him to sign over the house to someone new.
New owner, new invites, Vampires.
And at the stroke of 11…all the orphans burn.
Aidan only narrowly gets out with Henry. And the entire time, I’m thinking, Suren did all this without Aidan’s knowledge…but I was wrong. Aidan was in on the plan, and the Orphans have been culled.
But why? Why would Aidan do such a thing? It’s easy. You always choose your child over strangers. Aidan did it for Henry, so that he might be given a place in Boston. But he’ll still need punishment for his crimes…and Suren has the perfect one to appease herself and mother.
She skins him alive.
And while this would kill a human, a vampire will just suffer in agony until it grows back. Uh, twisted…
What I Loved:
I’m glad Reaper is staying around for a bit. I really like his character. Does that make me crazy?
I super adored Josh’s story this week. It felt so personal, listening to him explain to Julia about how he became a monster, and hearing her tell him how she still (and will probably always) feel about him. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nora…but Josh and Julia’s love story is heartbreaking. Kudos to both actors. I cried.
Aidan. Boy, do I like dark Aidan. But I also love fatherly Aidan, doing anything he can to protect his child. I’m interested to see if Henry will prove worthy. My money says, no.Though I’m hoping all these years forced him to grow up.
What I Didn’t Like:
I miss the original story. About three people who are monsters in their own ways, but bound to each other in a quest for a certain normality of their respective existence. The show is starting to feel very separate now. I don’t feel that the story lines are all the connected, and worse…I’m not sure they care about each other like they once did. I mean, Sally missed her door for Aidan. And though, he is a good therapist to her, I need more. I want to see these three aligned once more.
I’m not gonna do predictions anymore. At least…for now. Especially considering that all of last week’s predictions fell flat on their face and made me look stupid. Also, the episode already aired on the East Coast anyway. If I’m right, people may call me a cheater.
Tune in tonight to SyFy at 9/8c for the next episode, “When I think About You I Shred Myself,” and be sure to live tweet with the girls from @beingfans at 9:00 PST. I’ll have my opinions when I watch the episode later this evening once Mark is home from work. @SamanthaMason.
And guess what tonight brings? Fanboys Reunion!!!!!
Jay Baruchel guests on tonight’s episode.
As always, please share your thoughts.
Starring: Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh), Kyle Schmid (Henry), Natalie Brown (Julia), Robert Naylor (Stevie), Dusan Dukic (Reaper), Alison Louder(Emily), Dichen Lachman (Suren)
Writer: Nancy Won, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse
Director: Stefan Schwartz
Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM
Original Airdate: March 5, 2012