A word from SB:
YOU GUYS. I am the biggest fucking asshole in the universe–Melissa actually had this done last week and it somehow totally got by me, and I’m just posting it now. YIKES. So please, show her the love, both on this post and the next, which will be up just a few minutes after this one. Thank you again, Melissa, for being so forgiving and gracious … not to mention awesome … okay, enough kissing ass, let’s get to it.
I feel like a discussion of the love triangle for this episode. Actually, if I’m being honest, I’m so late on this recap because I couldn’t decide what in the world to discuss. See, while the secondary characters are growing more well-rounded, the love triangle is one of the best on television and Chloe’s mom is an ever growing mystery, the weekly storylines kind of suck. And by that I mean, the main “who’s the big bad villain of the week”. I think the writers did a decent job building up the idea of The Order but in deciding not to show their hand right away, ended up causing some problems. It seems fairly obvious that this massacre, of which Chloe was the only survivor, was The Order slaughtering Mai. How Chloe’s parents fit into that does interest me though. There was also that hint ages ago that Chloe may not have killed Xavier by kissing him. So if we know The Order is capable of such things, I don’t believe they would ignore her, even with Valentina’s threats.
But we keep having these random storylines to show off Chloe’s fighting abilities (or Alek’s and Jasmine’s, as the case may be) and we see The Order, but nothing is meeting up. I’m more than a little frustrated at that. I could even accept that The Order is sending randoms after Chloe to mess with her. But this business of putting the threat out there with no validity to the threat is annoying. Take this week for example–I would have felt so much more power behind the fight between Chloe and her mom if we’d found out that the cop worked with The Order. Turning Chloe against the woman she loves and trusts to take care of her? That’s some dark shit and well worth tuning in for. Stopping a fake robbery only to learn the cop is in on it and needing to take them all down for no purpose? Boring. Okay, I know I kind of went on that little mini rant/explanation for a bit. I just think you should know that I’m still struggling to love the show even as I love many of the characters. So let’s delve into the love triangle.
I’m so torn between Brian and Alek. Like seriously, you guys, I’m normally not one for love triangles. I pick my favorite couple and I put up with the other one because I know that shows think the world isn’t complete without a love triangle. Which, on that, I wish once in a while a show would be realistic and realize that most of us are hoping for one guy to notice us. I don’t know any girl who’s been stuck between two guys, let alone two smoldering hot guys. However, since we are talking about a girl who is the potential leader/savior/whatever with super cat powers, I’ll let the unrealistic romance slide. (Wow, tangent much?). Anyway, I think the show’s done a really good job of giving us two very different but very similar guys.
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