This is better than the terrible ‘Dynasty’ reboot. Shirley is not thoughtful in her responses. She has deliberate and intentional behaviour. Hugh talks to his dead wife. What is the device Hugh and Mr Dudley pressed to the wall in 1992? Black mould was everywhere. Hugh ignored a weird photo. The unavoidable fact is that these people are idiots. Olivia pointed out that none of the blueprints match. Hugh talks to Leigh. Why is Leigh dressed like a Gilead wife?
Theodora is a terrible person. Aunt Janet shows up. Hugh didn’t take advice in 1992. There is no meaningful context. This is not a compelling mix. Mr Dudley made speeches. There is no sense of conflict. Hill House has wickedness. Mrs Dudley had a stillbirth. Why do the Dudleys still work at Hill House? Hugh stuck his hand in a fan in 1992. Luke sees Nellie’s ghost at the funeral. Steven makes the grim scene all about his presumptuousness and imperious cruelty.
Olivia menaced Hugh with a screwdriver in 1992. Did they fix the chandelier that fell down? Steve does nothing assistive. Hugh doesn’t appear to own a comb. Hugh made a discovery in the wall. It was William Hill, missing since 1948.Steven doesn’t listen. What caused the mess at the funeral? Shirley makes everything about her. What is Hugh lying about?
“Even by Crain standards.”
“Seize up dead.”
“Jesus Shirl today? Even today?”
“It’s okay, you’ve helped.”
“I was having a horrible dream.”
“Our forever house.”
“He bricked himself in.”
“They’ve always talked about this place.”
“You knew it looked wrong.”
“Your silence doesn’t protect them.”
“Of course you’re safe with me.”
“Forgave me with her eyes.”
“Fought with love.”
“A place where rich parents hide their embarrassments.”
“I can explain,”
“Have you met yourself?”
“Some Bohemian weirdo.”
“A clenched fist with hair.”
“My genes are rotten.”
“The crazy Crains.”
“I never built you kids a treehouse!”
“Why don’t you listen?”
There is hard purpose. Crap is rained upon the Crains. The kids were stupid and Abigail showed up in 1992. The interior of the Red Room is seen and it is weird. What happened the night of Olivia’s death is revealed and one can see why Hugh cracked up. Abigail couldn’t act. You can see why Hugh fled the house. This was not emotionally devastating. Olivia was nuts, with disastrous consequences. FFS.
“The world out there has teeth.”
“Accidentally put your hand through a mirror.”
Felicity works in a coffee shop. Her hooker hair extensions look like they are falling into the food. Dinah is police captain. Dinah?!? The Glades is still messed up, Oliver did nothing about the Glades.
There are flashforwards to an adult William running around on Lian Yu. Black Siren is the DA. What happened to Curtis’ startup? Where is Slade? Oliver is a jerk, one long ago reached the threshold of one’s patience with him. Everything Oliver and Felicity do is tinged by conniving calculation. Oliver is an exemplary ass. He’s so selfish. Some blubbering ass is incoherent. He’s in Supermax, he deserves to be there.
How did Felicity get away from Diaz? This ep is a bad mistake. Felicity dumps William in a boarding school. How is that being paid for? There is a lack of awareness. There are insurmountable obstacles to joy. There are irrational beliefs and vacuous blather. Oliver has barely concealed contempt for everyone. Rene has an implied belief that nobody else but vigilantes can handle the city.
Felicity has delusions. Oliver is contemptuous of sense. He’s uncaring and irrational. Why is Roy on Lian Yu in the flashforward? Who is the new Green Arrow?
Murphy’s zombie cult resurfaces. People blather about Limbo. Pandora does creepy weird stuff. How do they have petrol? Power seeking zombies lurk. Red chops off 10k’s hand after he is bittern. Sarge is nibbled on by zombies. Then she blows them and herself up with a grenade. Yeah! Bint goes boom! Blood flies and it rains blood. 10k is in shock. How did Warren and co dig graves? How does Pandora get around? Why is she watching them?
“You look like satan.”
“Was that necessary?”
“Nothing good lasts.”
The mine’s floor is awfully flat. The ‘monster’ is a silicon based life form called the Horta. The Horta is a hugely popular character. There is no creativity or vision. What is Phaser 1 or Phaser 2? The Horta lives in solid rock and can dissolve rock and people. So how can Spock touch it with his bare hands?
There is mystery and destruction and no tragic necessity. The Horta looks like a deep dish pizza. Murderous Kirk sees no solution but escalation. Spock has moral indignation. I detest Kirk. He has no moral sense. The Horta burns No Kill I into the rock. How can it speak and write English? Wouldn’t Spock’s thoughts be in Vulcan? Leonard Nimoy overacts during the mind meld which isn’t called that.
The Horta got angry because miners broke into the Horta hatchery and damaged eggs. Would a silicon based life form lay eggs? What is the green stuff on McCoy’s hands?
“I wouldn’t touch it captain.”
“Of an entirely different order.”
“Silicon based life is physiologically impossible.”
“Crime against science.”
“Phaser you out.”
“I find it extremely disquieting that your roof choose that particular moment to collapse.”
Errand Of Mercy
People refer to space vehicles. Kirk berates the locals and is a patronising jerk. The Klingons do not recognise Kirk or Spock. The Klingons boast about their mind sifter. Kirk is a tool who goes on about the locals ingratitude. They told you to leave jackass! This was dreck. Kirk gets angry when he learns the Organia people are super powerful aliens and they stop the Klingon/Starfleet fighting. Shut up Kirk. There is foreshadowing of the Klingon/UFP détente. The Klingon captain Kor would reprise his role on ‘DS9’ decades later.
“You do not look like a store keeper.”
“I don’t trust men who smile too much.”
“You have a poor choice of friends.”
“Plan to do violence to you.”