There is a French embassy in Tudor times?!? Mary is billy-no-mates. Lola’s brat is seen. Bad fake accents are heard. Greer plans to leave. TPTB have total ignorance of the Tudor legal system. Leeza suggests a new minister. Narcisse rants. Gideon snots. Greer bigs up Mary. James is angry. Knox’s wife is manipulated. Narcisse stirs the pot regarding Darnley to hurt Elizabeth; of course he dooms Mary by doing so. Is Charles sick?
“The secret is in the arsenic. Or is it the lead? I forget. Both are so good for one's skin.”
“Straight off the farm.”
“Makes her have relations through a hole in the sheet.”
“Another empty chair.”
“I’m aware who you married Leeza, you don’t have to keep saying it.”
“We must kill them. Kill them all.”
“A woman of questionable birth that no-one really wants on the throne.”
Valentine operates without regard to morality or judgement and there is no reasoning, bargaining or escape from him. He’s not utterly malevolent or calmly imposing, just defiantly unrepentant. A Clave rep, Lydia, has bravado and swagger. Simon’s mom has avuncular warmth. Lydia and her side plait annoys. Alec learns his parents were followers of Valentine. There was bad acting. Isabelle is a forensic pathologist? Hodge shows up again. I don’t care about Simon’s manpain and his tantrums. This was goodish.
“I don’t want trouble with the shadowhunters.”
Clary is inciting. An acrimonious dispute breaks out between Alec and Jace. This has no mythic texture or purpose. Alec and Jace demonstrate hostile intent. They fight, hotly.
“Someplace the Clave would never look.”
“Anyone of importance.”
“Come with me.”
This World Inverted
Clary sees Alec, Isabelle and Jace as normal people, which is freaky. Clary wears orange eyeshadow. Clary wants Jace to sexually pleasure her. Valentine wears a Mad Hatter hat. In reality Isabelle is arrested and disparages Lydia. Simon prances and Alec is stupid. This was good. Alec takes his shirt off and writhes around. A demon in a rubber suit attacks. Jace is always pulling his shirt up. Jace meets his daddy.
“Could you be more vague?”
“There’s something dead outside.”
“That’s not even a little bit funny.”
“Jace is dead to me.”
A woman with a bad US accent lurks. Emma is a person of interest which leads to an anti-terror squad raiding her house. Emma covers up for the terrorist living in her house and doesn’t care that Linda was horribly murdered in 2003. Annie insults Linda. Emma is sure Linda had a connection to the USAF. Emma is punched in the face by Linda’s mother. Emma insults Linda’s family, slutshames Linda and doesn’t know Olivia as well as she thinks. Wild is up to something. There is overacting. Emma leaks the photos which should be illegal as Linda was 15. Emma is vile and her sidekick is hilariously run over while doing 2KPH on a scooter. Emma is stupid. This was okay.
“She was a little slut.”
“Since when do you wear jewellery on a bra?”
“The legal risk to himself.”
“You over-played your hand.”