Am I crazy or was that better than we've been getting this season?
The beast has a name. Sort of. It's a mandragora and it was in fact making coitus with Ingrid and feeding off of her in the process? Classy. Now we can't kill the beast without killing Ingrid. How convenient. What to do when you have a monster that you don't know how to kill? Talk to someone who has killed one, obviously. Which is how we meet Joanna's friend, Asgard refugee and ex-lover. Wow, the writers sure got me with this character. Not only did I not see that kiss coming but I thought for sure she was only introduced to us to be immediately killed off. I can't wait to see what happens between her and Joanna now that Victor is really really no longer in the picture.
Poor Freya. She is pretty lovesick over losing Killian isn't she? Now not only does she have to work with him, but she also has to kick the potion habit that allows her to be with him in their past lives. The idea of being addicted to living in the past during a happier time makes plenty of sense to me. I think if it were actually possible, many many people would never leave their houses again.
The disco scenes were so much fun. Of course Freya was dancing and drugging her way through the disco era. I found it pretty interesting that not only has Killian been involved in many of her past lives but so has Dash. Like the anti-soulmate? Something else that is interesting is this... we were introduced to a past life Ingrid in 1906. 1906 was such a simpler time. Right down to the clothing, everything seemed muted. We are introduced to a past life Freya in the 70s. The music was loud, the lights were bright and sparkling, and the clothes were colorful. Was this a reflection of them or am I reaching?
As soon as Dash cured his patient, I immediately started worrying about Ingrid. Not that I believed one of our main characters would actually die, but maybe some pain and suffering before he fixed it. The fact that the person Dash loved was himself was insightful. Of course he found a way around it in the end. In general destroyers wouldn't really seem like follow-the-rules types. Sometimes I feel for Dash and the situations he is put in (like being left at the altar for his brother), but his temper is grating. I have no patience for it. Come to think of it, there is something about everyone that annoys me. Except Wendy of course.
2.5 out of 4 Disco Balls
Eyes of Newt
Boogie Nights is a movie made in 1997 about the late 70s early 80s.
Ingrid's shoe was found near where the Mandragora was hiding. Was it just me or did the shoe resemble a small boat?
WHY DOES INGRID TRUST DASH MORE THAN HER FAMILY? IT. MAKES. NO. SENSE. Okay, that is seriously the last time I mention it.
Eva is dosing Killian with something. Great.
Wendy: "Why does she hate you so much anyway? Oh, did you sleep with her husband, because in my experience women don't like that."
Wendy: "What are you some kind of seer?"
Alex: "I run one of the most successful hedge funds in the country. I didn't end up there by accident."
Alex: "Why are you always so damn stubborn?"
Joanna: "Says the most stubborn woman I have ever met."
Typing this quote out makes me realize that the writing was on the wall for them to turn out to be lovers.
Sorry the schedule is off. I was out of town, but I am back now to review for your reading pleasure.
Tell me... did anyone think this episode was a step in the right direction?