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Flowers of Evil 

Mr. Chloro, the kids' biology teacher, starts acting very strange after an encounter in the woods with a funky flower.

Director:

James Head

Writers:

Christopher Pike (book), Billy Brown (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Keean Johnson ... Adam Freeman
Katie Douglas ... Sally Wilcox
Nick Purcha ... Watch Waverly
Morgan Taylor Campbell ... Ann Templeton
Steve Bacic ... George Freeman
Jacqueline Samuda ... Mrs. Waverly
Glynis Davies ... (Mrs.) Principal Blackwater
Raugi Yu ... Phil Chloro
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Something's up with Mr. Chloro, the kids' biology teacher. After a walk in the woods to do his plant-themed podcast, he's acting really smiley and strange. He's also pushing these odd-looking potted flowers. He wants everyone in the class to have one, and pretty soon everyone in the town has one, and they're walking around like very pleased zombies. The only holdout is Sally - fresh off a new dress code violation, she clearly likes to do things differently. That means she's the only one who still has her wits about her and who can save the others (the others who are, incidentally, calling her a "weed" and pursuing her to either assimilate her or worse). Ann, who just transferred to Lizzie Borden High from her private school, doesn't seem as affected by the plants, either. In fact, she steps in and helps Sally try to defeat the mother plant in the woods. The plant coughs up Mr. Chloro's smart phone, which has his podcast video on it showing that the plant doesn't much like diet soda. Written by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Side Street Post See more »
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Color
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Trivia

It's said but not shown that Ann has been coming over to Adam's house to help his mom remember her two years away. It's clear that Ann likes Adam - and maybe Adam likes Ann - but Sally likes Adam, too, forming a Spooksville love triangle. See more »

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One of the mind-controlled students carrying a seedling and pursuing Sally is not smiling. See more »

Quotes

Ann Templeton: It turns out the whole town owes their lives to your pathological need to do things differently from everyone else - but they'll never know it.
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The story has its roots
26 July 2017 | by statmanjeffSee all my reviews

SPOILER: This story has its roots (if you will) in episodes of Star Trek and Lost in Space, though in no one episode directly. It hearkens in the main to Star Trek: This Side of Paradise (#1.24) in having plants infect humans and mind-controlling them in order to spread out and infect others. (This might also come across as similar to Invasion of the Body Snatchers.) It then can be considered to include a nod to Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (#1.2) (a retread of Star Trek: The Naked Time (#1.4)), where the infection carries out through the sense of smell. (Sally herself uses the word "naked" a few times.) Those infected walk about with placid smiles on their faces, like in Star Trek: The Return of the Archons (#1.21). Adam's statements about his willingness to sacrifice self to the superiority of plants hearkens to Dr. Smith's far more flowery speech in Lost in Space: The Great Vegetable Rebellion (#3.23).

The action and acting are quite good here. Not so much the usual discernible efforts at enunciating diction, either. Sally takes the lead for a change and is very effective. Adam, smiling benignly, has never looked more the description of adorable (mentioned in a few previous episodes) as he does here. The flowery take-over also has a slight sense of cultishness about it — an adult leader and his flower children followers meeting in a circle in the woods.


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