Wednesday, August 31, 2016
--Drew and Blair probably got back to the camp via bus but how did they figure out that Amy was actually a murderer and not just possessed by a demon?
--So all the parents came and picked up their children but didn't bother to ask why their children were dropped off in a blood soaked van by two campers instead of licensed driver? Or, you know, why camp ended early?
--All the child acting in this show was pretty bad but nothing beats Anton turning around and telling Drew and Blair in a flat, monotone voice, "Go back..."
--"It's going to be me and you forever." Cricket and Blair really did have a special friendship. I'm sorry we didn't see more of it.
--Blotter's head swinging from a tether pole. That was a sight.
--So much for any kind of answers about Deb! I've heard rumors that should there be a second season, the show will become more of an anthology and move back to the 70s to visit Deb's stay at Camp Stillwater.
--RIP Garret and Alex. Oh, and Amy, I guess.
--Well, barring any movie reviews, that's it for the summer! The next time we talk, dear readers, we'll be staring down another 22 episodes of Once Upon a Time. See you then.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
--This was easily the best episode of the season and certainly the best since Drew's centric. Does this episode make up for the blah nature of those that came before? Not really, but it's a step in the right direction.
--RIP Deb? But I'm guessing we haven't seen the last of her yet. And I bet there's more to our camp leader than meets the eye.
--Really wonderful (and wonderfully cheesy) special effects with the bloody rain.
--Garrett's Latin needs some work.
--So do Drew and Blair play any part at all in the actual story or were they just there as part of some diversity quota?
--Final death predictions? I suspect one more camper will die (Alex) and I think Amy will bite the dust, both her dark soul and the demon Malphas going down to the watery depths of Camp Stillwater to wait for another opportunity to rise. Jessie and Garrett will marry, move on to the camp property and keep a watchful eye for anyone who might awake the demon.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
--So no one ever taught the counselors and kids of Camp Stillwater to not stare into an eclipse?
--The eclipse apparently made Deb remember a bunch of stuff from her time at Camp Stillwater in the 1970s. Anyone wanna place some money on Deb being a member of the masked group but better at hiding it?
--"What they know for sure is..." "...that Stillwater sucks at vetting cops?" Drew needs more to do.
--Seriously, where was Blair this entire episode? And why did Cricket choose to appear to Jessie of all people?
--Sympathy for Jessie doesn't erase the fact that she was a stuck up bitch for the first 7 episodes or so.
--Malphas is an actual figure in demonology. The writers did research (or at least looked at Wikipedia!)
--So is Joel really dead? The show was pretty explicit when Cricket died. Also, should we talk about how out of the three counselors to have died thus far, two were people of color?
--"But I don't want to be saved" Sorry, Amy. But that's not how this narrative works.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
--Amy, after she dressed herself in a traditional white gown, cut her arm to allow her blood to flow into the bottomless lake. It bled so much that it trickled out into a stream deep enough to wade in. And she neither died nor passed out and was able to scream in her increasingly irritating voice. This is not how the human body works.
--Blair and Drew were the only good thing about this episode and the show, to give credit where it's due, is actually trying to explore the complexities of relationships that have many hurdles to over come, both personally and culturally.
--Actual line of dialogue: "I heard your call and I am ready." This was said while a guy blew into a ram's horn that had been bathed in tongue blood.
--"You want to bring violent criminals into a camp? With kids?" Oh saints be praised, someone remembered that there are little kids at this camp and maybe we need to get them off the property! But no, they'll be fine. The color wars start today!
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
--Possessed Amy is 100% more interesting than Normal Amy.
--Why is Amy the Doorway? Why is she so important? Again, we've got 4 episodes to go and still need to see episodes centered on Blair and Jessie and perhaps Garret so I suspect answers might not be forthcoming anytime soon.
--The Ouija Board scene was actually well shot, if slightly cheesy in that quaint 1980s way.
--To contact spirits on the other side, you need ginger and chicken blood. Check!
--Who is in the mask helping out the bad guys? It's obviously a camper but which one? My guess in on Possessed Amy. We've already seem that she has a connection to the Lake Demon and loses time while under its influence.
--Keith really did walk backwards into a massive cloud of smoke/smog. There are quaint 1980s visuals and then there are cringe worthy ones.