In the Flesh: Season 2, Episode 6

Episode #2.6 (8 Jun. 2014)

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Kieren awaits transfer to Norfolk but, with Simon returning to lead his followers in a Second Rising, Maxine allows Gary to force Kieren to help find him. At the village fete it is noticed ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jalaal Hartley ...
Oliver
Louise Ford ...
Nina
Lauren Frain ...
PDS Waitress
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Kieren Walker
Steve Cooper ...
Steve Walker
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Jem Walker
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Amy Dyer
Stephen Thompson ...
Philip Wilson
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Simon Monroe (as Emmett J. Scanlan)
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Maxine Martin
Kevin Sutton ...
Gary Kendal
Ann Saville ...
Zoe
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Brian
Paul Warriner ...
Dr. Tom Russo
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Kieren awaits transfer to Norfolk but, with Simon returning to lead his followers in a Second Rising, Maxine allows Gary to force Kieren to help find him. At the village fete it is noticed that Amy is transforming into a human by her ability to eat solid foods and the militant PDS sufferers have a stand-off in the graveyard against Jem and her rabid hunters. Kieren's father Steve stops Jem from killing her brother but an increasingly deranged Maxine, whose brother Danny was slain, announces that she wants a Second Rising to revive him and murders Amy, who is the true first risen. She demands the death of all PDS sufferers in Roarton but this horrifies the villagers and, as she is taken to an asylum, an uneasy truce occurs between the villagers and the Partially Dead with Kieren and Simon reconciled. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The rotters prepare to raise the dead a second time while simultaneously, Mitchell decides to bury his own legacy
3 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The series 2 finale of In the a Flesh sums up perfectly what this series has been like: moments or promise buried beneath a topsoil of sheer mediocrity. It's sad, really; despite the first series being nothing short of devastating and absolutely beautiful in its streamlined beauty, it only seemed inevitable that its second season would show Mitchell getting trigger happy with his pen and replace legitimate suspense with cheap shocks and cliffhangers. I can't think of a scene that sums this up better than the final scene of this finale: moments after being buried, two mysterious workers dig up Amy Dyer from the muddy grave to experiment on her. So this is how the series ends, not with closure but with a cheap shock. But what do I know, it's what the whole second series has been like

The biggest problem with this series finale is that it's just clear that Mitchell has nothing left to say. We go back and forth between the inevitable second rising (spoiler alert: it doesn't happen), Kieren's parents being afraid of him and Maxine Martin's continuing grief over her son and naturally there's enough material to make for an interesting finale, but Mitchell goes a convoluted way about it; Simon is blackmailed into murdering Kieren to start the second rising. Wait, didn't we see this before? Oh, that's right, we saw the same thing in the last season, Rick's father blackmails him into murdering his gay lover! Considering not only did it happen last season, but EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO IN NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Similarly, we are given a nonsensical twist: suddenly Maxine wants a second rising so she kills Amy just so her dead son can rise from his grave. Wow, it's like Dom thinks we are all morons

It's a shame to see this show go to hell. Luke Newberry's performance has been getting progressively poorer this series, but I don't blame it on him entirely- Mitchell's awful writing is ultimately the biggest source for blame here. The direction has also been getting cheaper and the shaky camera is seriously annoying and getting worse

But ultimately the biggest problem here is that we are just getting the feeling that Dom is writing the second series because of how popular the show is and not because of how passionate he is about it. We've so for gotten nothing but fan service for the sake of fan service and plots that go nowhere. Luke Newberry and Emmett Scanlan are seriously drop dead gorgeous men and it is indeed very pleasing to see them kissing but it's hard to feel that form of flattery when you consider the show is throwing in the fan service for the sake of it. Add to that a confused plot and the lack of energy and ideas and you have proof that this show didn't need a second season. If this show is picked up by Amazon for a third season then I'm afraid of what Dom plans to inflict upon us next. It's a good thing this is only a television show or else I'd think Dominic Mitchell is a 10 year old who doesn't know a thing about proper scripting


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