I feel an apology is necessary to you all. You see, last week I went to Comic Con. And silly little me, I thought that since the events didn’t start until Wednesday, I could easily watch the episode and recap it. Clearly, that was a foolish idea. So my deepest apologies. However, I did do some very important research while I was down there and discovered that Grey Damon’s eyes are even more beautiful in person. I swear, you could swim in those eyes. *swoon*.
Now that’s done, let’s catch up quickly from last week. I began this series saying that The Nine Lives of Chloe King, in small ways, reminded me of Buffy. The show lost that a bit over the next few episodes yet lately it has brought back that sensibility. Yet not in the witty banter of the beginning. Nope, this shit has gotten dark. I mean, first off, we’re already dealing with the fucked up fact that Chloe can’t kiss the guy she’s in love with. At least Buffy got to make out with Angel. Chloe’s in love with a guy she can’t have and who also happens to have a father that’s trying to kill her. Truly the foundation of all perfect relationships. Oh, who am I kidding? Half the epic romances on television start with forbidden sex and death threats. (Now THAT is some fucked up shit).
On top of that though, we have the ugly cry, lump in the throat, hurts to talk about it love. My heart totally broke with last week’s ending. I mean, Brian’s heart is just breaking and then Chloe is stuck realizing how much she’s hurt herself and him. And this is after six fucking episodes! If that wasn’t enough, something I forgot to touch on a few weeks ago (or maybe it took awhile for it to click in my slow-ass brain) was the Brazilian Mai. Those girls were twisted. It sort of reminded me of Damon vs Klaus. Like Damon (Vampire Diaries for those who are lost) will hurt humans but he’ll also hurt vampires. Because in Damon’s mind, he wants something and he takes the easy way to get it. And most of the Mai are sort of like this. They aren’t hunting down humans, but they aren’t afraid to use a human if necessary. Klaus on the other hand, is a sadistic mother fucker who sees everyone as disposable toys. He’ll do what he wants, when he wants, and half the time it’s just to see how long it takes to make you scream. I shiver just thinking about it. That’s how those Brazilian Mai girls made me feel. She killed that boy, not because he knew a secret or could accomplish something for her. Nope, her fucked up little self killed him for no other reason than the rush. And that’s some dark shit for any network, let alone ABC Family. I’m kind of loving it though so I really hope it continues.
That said, I suppose I should cover this week.
We got jackals! How so not fucking lame! Why can’t all homeless boys be as cute as this week’s jackal hobo? And can that be a new fashion statement? Jackal Hobo.
I feel like a mix between an M rated fanfic and serious debate this week. So on the serious side, I’m finding the concept of ostracism and inbred hatred on the show to be rather fascinating. Some Mai hate humans, while all clearly hate the jackals. I’m dying to know how these various prejudices started and how they’ve been built up over the centuries to become bloodthirsty feuds.
The other serious thing is how much I love the relationship between Chloe and her mom. Like I was fucking bawling during that scene about changing together. And then when she has to sign the death in absentia form? So many ugly tears. Both of them are still hiding things from each other and in many ways because both are scared of what will happen when the other knows. It really reminds me of the dynamic between Buffy and Joyce. Different in many ways, but still there’s a sense of a strong bond underneath the teenage and supernatural stuff. How that will play out when secrets are revealed is something I can’t wait to see.
Alek may have been completely awesome in his whole “are you an idiot” response to Paul’s question of are there more than Mai & jackals. Because obviously, if there is one supernatural creature, of course there are more. Plus Alek’s protective nature is like the cutest thing ever. I’m going to pull a bitch move here by bringing up this can of worms but Ben Stone would have made a wonderful Peeta Mellark. I love that Alek didn’t text Valentina (stupid ass name). I mean he probably should have but I love that he cared more about what Chloe wanted than orders.
Frank is like if Matt Bomer and Ricky Martin had a baby and it got only the bad genes. He was sweet, especially about Chloe’s mom, just that pretty in a weirdly crossed over to unattractive sort of way.
Amy wasn’t actually the most annoying person on the planet this week. Though her Americanized-French-Painter look needs to go. I mean girl brought over Gosling. Gosling! I will forgive a lot for those abs. Also, she tried to help her bff and realized in about .23 seconds flat that Alek liked Chloe. I could be on board with this Amy.
Jasmine is like the most selfless person on the planet. Her mother is a hardcore bitch. But Jasmine is so self-sacrificing. I hate to say this but that’s going to get her killed. I just wish it wasn’t true because I’m liking her more and more as the show goes on.
CBWA (Cute Boy of the Week Alert): I have to give it to Grey Damon. Just because I got to look at those eyes in person. Seriously, you guys. I saw those eyes and I instantly flashed to thinking of his naked ass in True Blood and all the dirty, dirty things I could do to that boy. (Because you needed to know that).
I kind of want to give it a tie for the moment when Alek realizes Chloe broke up with Brian. That kid’s eyes perfectly described how insanely happy he was that he might have a chance again. *swoon* Um also, his face covered in blood? *SWOONING HARDCORE*.
*swoon again* (This may happen a lot). The shirtless jackal kid (Kai)…in the words of Alec Hardison, HEEEEYYY. And then when he was eating the kung pao chicken…how hot was that? Not the kung pao chicken, obviously it would be a sucky Chinese restaurant if they delivered cold food because that shit does not heat up well. But Kai? In that shirt or out of it is damn hot.
That kiss! I think I swooned so hard that I fell out of my chair. And then got up and rewatched the kiss like 17 more times. Because it was sweet and hot and completely perfect. I also want to comment a little more on the kiss. Sometimes I’m like yay, kiss and sometimes I can be all you cheating whore. But in this case I felt like it was very natural. Chloe’s had this connection to Alek for a while now and the whole knight in shining armor thing is kind of hot. Especially when said knight totally gets that you can use your own damn sword to fight too. Anyway, not only has that been building up but you also have the fact that it’s tough on Chloe to not be able to kiss Brian and she’s had all these pent up emotions in her. If that weren’t enough, Alek’s abandonment issues help him understand Chloe’s sense of loneliness. There are thing he gets that Brian can’t. This may be the first love triangle in years where I love both choices. Damn this show!
The boys on this show are so much cuter than the random teenage pedophiles that show up on Pretty Little Liars. (Seriously, what is it with that show?) Anyway, so many cute boy alerts this week. Whatever, like it’s a bad thing when a show is practically shitting cute boys. (Now there’s an image for ya.)
I’m still curious as to what Chloe’s mom is hiding?
I also really want to know if Chloe (as the Uniter) really can’t kiss Brian. After all, we know the Order had something to do with Xavier. I wonder if she’s exempt.
What did you guys think? Talk back in the comments!