This episode was great because not only did we get to see more about Marie Laveau’s past, but we got a guest appearance by none other than the White Witch herself, Miss Stevie Nicks! I had heard about this coming up, but it was pretty damn cool to see a rock and roll legend, a female legend, no less, on screen on one of my favorite shows. Misty actually faints when she sees her, and Fiona says to Stevie Nicks, “You owe me five bucks. I told you she’d do that, didn’t I?”
Right now, the battle for who’s the next supreme is anybody’s game. Nan, Madison, Misty, and Zoe all notice that their powers are growing. Nan can do mind control now, in addition to being able to hear people’s thoughts. Madison can freeze time. It’s getting a little scary.
In order to save herself, that selfish witch, Fiona tries to bargain with Laveau’s father, offering her soul in order to stay alive and remain the supreme. However, when he tries to take it from her, he learns she doesn’t have one. Not too far a leap, but when and where did she lose it? Did she already sell it and forgot? Did she lose it when she committed her first murder of the supreme in her youth? Did somebody come in and steal it? Her jazz-crazy killer ghost boyfriend returns, and desperate to have her alive as well, he tries to help her find out who the next supreme is and get rid of her so she can stop sucking Fiona’s power away from her.
I suppose the biggest shocker was Madison’s stunt at the cemetery. It wasn’t a shocker because it was hard to believe Madison would do something like that–she totally would–but rather that we seem to have lost another of the coven, so soon after Queenie’s death. Madison is trying to give Misty a dose of reality about Stevie Nicks’ appearance at the house, and when Misty doubts her, Madison shows her new power, freezing the time and people around them. Just like Misty, she can raise the dead too, and she proves it, raising a man from the dead in his just-about-to-be-buried coffin, and slams Misty into it in his stead. In being brought back to life, Madison’s heart murmur has been cured, and so she too is back in the running for supreme.
While it seemed like a big deal at the beginning of the season to be the next supreme, if everybody’s powers are growing anyway, what’s the big deal about having the title? The only witches who still seem to have the humility and grace to accept their powers and their lives as they are are Cordelia and Zoe, but they seem to be drifting farther away from the main plot. Especially Zoe.
I was a little bit confused about Laveau’s sacrifice, stealing a baby from the hospital and offering it to her father. I didn’t get what that was about. And then Laveau and Fiona put their heads together and decide to sacrifice Nan instead, but the father shows up with Nan’s ghost and explains that there are no substitutions permitted. They lost me on that one. Hopefully they’ll bring it up again next week and I can sort it out then.
The Crazy Ones
Poor Zach. He gets quarantined in the office because he’s sick! Sydney has just started seeing this great guy, a pediatrician–
Oh, so he’s not qualified to work with adults. – Andrew
–and she has planned out their entire future, which she won’t entirely admit to doing, but she refuses to get sick before her date on Friday. So, Zach gets quarantined, which is tough for him because he’s so used to having other people around him all the time.
The new account this week has to do with a talking doll–which genuinely weirds Andrew out, especially because the people who run the company talk about the doll like she’s a real person–and a PR campaign to reintroduce the doll after an unfortunate Spanish language misunderstanding in which the doll sounded like it said, “kill Mommy” when it actually said, “quiero Mommy”, Spanish for I love you. Simon promises a new campaign with only a few days to prepare, and gets Lauren to help with it since Zach can’t attend any events with his cold.
Though Andrew won’t admit it, either, he’s a little jealous of the pediatrician, and he spends the entire week trying to sabotage the date and get Sydney sick. She holds out, taking every precaution, not taking papers or anything else from anyone, constantly using hand sanitizer, avoiding the “quarantine” area–which has grown considerably into a swampy, crowded conference with humidifiers running full-power and all the other sick people at the office joining Zach.
The PR campaign was a disaster as some of the joke recordings they did, teasing Andrew and what-not, remained on the doll at their mall visit and Simon, in an attempt to protect the children from the recorded messages intended for his subordinate, rips the doll’s head away from her body, but she keeps talking. Lauren is afraid it’s all her fault and expects Simon to fire her. She begins packing up her desk, and Simon helps her until he understands what she’s doing.
I thought you were stealing. -Simon Roberts
Of course she’s not fired! She is great at her job and a great person to have around, so he wouldn’t fire her over one little mishap with a talking doll, especially considering his part in the failure was a little more traumatic than hers.
Sydney makes it all the way up to her date without getting sick, but just as he arrives at the office to pick her up, she coughs, and she doesn’t do it into her elbow (vampire coughing, I’m assuming because it looks like a vampire with his cape drawn up to hide his face–try it, you’ll get it!). The doctor says he can’t risk it if she’s getting sick, “for the children”, and as he gets into the elevator, he meets a tall, skinny blond, and Sydney’s chances are dashed.
Though things are still up in the air with Sydney and Andrew (and I hope and suspect they will be for a long time), it looks like they’ve overcome some of the awkwardness, at least, and figured out how to be friends again. I’m hoping for a drawn out Ross-and-Rachel, or better yet, Monica-and-Chandler, sort of story (fingers crossed for a few more seasons!), instead of a quick and more immediate drop into such a story. The Lauren and Zach thing threw me off a few weeks back–nobody’s supposed to be sleeping together already!–so I’m hoping that Sydney and Andrew have a more prolonged, and undoubtedly entertaining, love affair.
No, that ellipses was not a mistake. Other than that there were communists and the CIA on this show, I was really confused. So confused, I can’t even speak as to what happened because I didn’t catch anybody’s name! This is the problem with mini-series. They always assume you saw last week’s episode and are all up to speed on what’s going on. Regular series tend to mention past events as the new episode goes along, and many of them even do the montage at the beginning of “last time on (series name)” to catch you up on what you might have missed.
Aside from not knowing what was going on, the intrigue and suspense was hardly enough to pull me in. Some shows, even if you start in the middle, draw you in and hook you. This one didn’t do that for me. And judging by the sad ratings and the even sadder Facebook page traffic (less than 200 likes as of this morning and the show’s two weeks in!), I’m guessing it didn’t do it for many other people, either, even those who did see the pilot last week. Miniseries or not, while I’m sure ABC will air all the episodes, the prime Thursday night slot it has now might be put to better use with reruns than a miniseries nobody wants to watch.
The characters aren’t likeable enough, the plot seems too similar to stuff I saw on The Americans last year, and not being able to watch the pilot on ABC.com is just enough to make me say: Skip it. Also, it airs during the same block as Elementary and Parenthood, both of which are established, enjoyable shows, so you may as well switch over to something a little more fun if you really want to watch something on Thursday nights.
Friday night, Hawaii Five-0 and Dracula are back with new episodes, and the series premiere of Enlisted debuts on Fox.
Over the weekend, I’ll try to catch up with everything I missed this week, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Trophy Wife, the new Chicago PD spinoff, The Michael J. Fox Show, Parenthood, and Elementary–lucky four of those are only half-hour shows or I’d be REALLY behind! Prospects don’t look good to have them up today, but I’ll see what I can do. As I mentioned before, Killer Women won’t be available on Hulu until next week (8 days after air), so that one will have to wait.
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