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Charmed: The Source Awakens (2019)
But what about?
The temptation is to suggest that someone miscounted how many episodes they had left, killed all the villains and resolved all the plotlines too early, and had to tack this Evil God Macy fan fest onto the end. It's too well-constructed for that, but unfortunately there's about a point partway through (round about the time we have Mel and Maggie living with Marisol, with their powers, with no explanation) that it ceases to make any sense and just becomes a succession of set-pieces that someone thought would be cool, with only the vaguest of character threads to tie it together.
By the end, the decks have been cleared of the sisters' romantic lives, they've saved the world and contained the Source so, er, what next? Well, a bunch of one-off characters from earlier in the season turn up, everyone scratches their head trying to remember who these people are, and apparently the Charmed Ones now rule the world. Or something. It's hard to shake the feeling no-one really expected a Season Two but let's see what they do with it. The show has certainly improved since those dark early days but it's got a long way to go.
Well...that was unexpected.
This one perhaps ends up being less than the sum of its parts. We should be racing towards a conclusion and we kind of do, but by now there's so many loose ends that there's no way of satisfactorily tying them all up. Characters end up dropping dead all over the place, the Niko plotline has turned into an unnecessary distraction to the important stuff, Harry puts in an incredibly poor showing of protecting Charity which renders that plotline pointless, and Galvin makes a noble sacrifice that leaves a bad taste in the mouth and has possibly been reset anyway.
The final confrontation with the bad guys, in which Alistair and Fiona meet their maker and Macy pulls a last minute rabbit out of the hat, is effective but the ending, with the god complex that Macy has been developing over the last few episodes coming to a head, does not feel like a sensible way to end your penultimate episode.
Well, there's definitely no other good guys now
We're on the home stretch of the season here and several plot threads are coming to a head. Mel and Maggie finally work out what Galvin realised two episodes ago, that Macy really shouldn't be encouraged to turn evil in the name of the greater good. Niko finds out what Mel's been keeping from her and understandably views it as a violation, while there's what seems to be the final showdown with one of the season's villains.
There's a lot of shocks and developments and good character moments here (plus Marisol going all Narnia on the sisters), but sadly one massive logic flaw: How do the Elders not realise that Charity didn't make it to Tartarus after not one but two sets of guards got killed escorting her? This makes it feel like things are happening for plot reasons rather than because they make sense.
Charmed: Source Material (2019)
So where are you going with this?
This should be the point where the season starts stepping into high gear. Unfortunately, it seems to be running on the spot, possible because there are way too many plot threads going on by now. The climax point of the episode is an inconclusive confrontation that mainly serves to kill off a character we barely know and aren't sure how we feel about in a bit of a reset. Niko's return feels like it's getting in the way of all the interesting stuff and Macy and Galvin's storyline is basically a retread of the previous episode, although we do get a few hints that Galvin's worry about Macy losing control of her demon side is more than simple paranoia.
Although it's buried a bit, Macy's storyline gets contrasted with Parker, who by the way of some extremely successful gaslighting is led to believe he has destroyed everything good in his life and throws in his lot with Caine. But it really is hard to get any impact from that final scene.
Charmed: The Replacement (2019)
Those pieces keep on moving
There's a decent one-episode plot in here, although the audience probably guess the identity of the villain at least one act before anyone else does. It's mostly an excuse to see the Charmed Ones use their wits and their emerging powers as they all contribute a role to the solution. Even their annoyingly preppy new Whitelighter Tessa turns out to have a way of helping out.
Meanwhile, despite several of the cast being missing in action, there's an awful lot of developments as plot elements seem to be revived and discarded almost at random. Galvin returns after what seems like an age only to find his quest was meaningless. Niko's memory loss hasn't been reversed but she moves closer to the truth about Mel. Maggie deals with discovering she has a new cultural heritage. And the Sarcana face the consequences of backing the wrong horse, although allowing Jada to survive smacks of a cop-out.
We're the Charmed Ones, who the hell are you?
There is some good stuff in here, although you have to work through a lot of so-so stuff to get to it. The Villain of the Week is rather two-dimensional and disposeable; Tyler Blackburn does his best and makes him a rather creepy megalomaniac, but his scheming with a bunch of nameless victims (the only one we really get to know spends the last two thirds of the episode as a silent zombie) is the least interesting thing on show here. It also results in Niko once again being dragged into an episode that doesn't really require her (with her fiance being even superfluous). Her only real function, apart from bringing a case to Mel for rather flimsy reasons, is to provide a contrast with Jada, as Mel finally works out that joining a group that want to take over the world might not have been the best choice.
With Parker and Galvin both MIA and a frustrating lack of follow-up to Charity's escape (have the Elders even noticed she didn't make it to Tartarus?), the real meat of the episode is yet another threat to the Charmed One's bond with Harry. Mel is the most proactive again in trying to help him but it all seems to be no avail until the final twist. Fiona is definitely proving to be no more trustworthy than her sister, but aside from some very dodgy make-up on Rupert Evans, these scenes pack an emotional punch.
Charmed: Memento Mori (2019)
So who are the good guys then?
Up until now, Charity has seemed to be our token good Elder, but this episode turns that on its head and leaves us wondering if there's anyone the Charmed Ones can trust apart from good old Harry. It's pleasing to see things moving along. Despite Macy's memory wipe, by the end of the episode everyone's clued in on what happened to Marisol and also on what happened to Fiona. It's nice to see the status quo getting a shake.
Caine's return is less successful, as it feels like the show's been moving off in a new direction without him, and it's so long since his connection to Lucy was referenced that I'd genuinely forgotten about it. Still, maybe this will seem more important once all the pieces come together, as he definitely seems to have a plan of his own.
Charmed: Switches & Stones (2019)
Jodie Foster or Lindsay Lohan?
This week we have a remake of an old Phoebe and Paige plotline, although it's fun to see Sophia Jeffrey and Melanie Diaz having to cope with playing each other's parts for most of the episode. The result is Mel struggling to survive in Maggie's more feminine world while Maggie gets an insight into the secrets Mel's been keeping. And it feels like more of the show laughing at its initial militantism than embracing it to have Parker realise who Mel is when she's obnoxious to him. Meanwhile, there's a Monster of the Week at work and it does ultimately feed into Macy's storyline, as she gets to be the brains of the outfit again and work out a more sensitive solution than chopping the demon's head off. To be honest, it is hard to see the original resisting the temptation to end the moral uncertainty with a simple vanquishing.
By the end, Maggie seems to have accepted Mel's trust of Jada. The Elders aren't particularly reassuring, but Fiona's hardline attitude doesn't seem much more measured. But just as we're starting to get an idea of who we can trust and who we can't, the ending turns everything on its head. Or maybe it doesn't. Sometimes it's hard to be sure with this show.
Charmed: Touched by a Demon (2019)
Well this is kitsch
There are times when it's hard to tell whether this episode is deliberately bad or just bad. It can't even be bothered to resolve the previous episode's cliffhanger, with Mel and Jada suddenly safe without any explanation. The B-plot that follows is just more of the same, with Niko dragged in to literally do nothing and more of Jada's anti-Elder rhetoric that Mel just falls for even when the consequences of Jada's vigilantism are staring her in the face.
The main plot is a story about a couple of macho 90s TV heroes being released into the real world. There are some good parts to this: the team-up of Macy and Harry, and Macy having spent years working out a better solution to an episode's plot. It manages to be fun and therefore avoid being offensive, but there's still a smug sense that the show considers itself superior to 90s attitudes which aren't really that accurately portrayed anyway.
Oh, and there's a C-plot about Maggie being upset that Parker won't have sex with her (yes, really), which incredibly manages to lead into another cliffhanger that has the audience confused rather than intrigued.
Charmed: Manic Pixie Nightmare (2019)
The show is getting better at intertwining a one-off episode storyline with the characters' ongoing personal dilemmas. The pixie seems to embody the more irritating parts of the previous series, but sadly the resolution embodies the more irritating parts of this one. The show doesn't quite seem to know what it's saying. White males are both the victims and the villains, and the ending of the Charmed Ones sneering at the idea of white males being oppressed on a show that has its one token white male good guy and otherwise only uses them as demons, villains or cannon fodder feels a bit uncomfortable.
In the midst of all this, we have Macy and Galvin making an effective team (and she may even lose her v-card, although we're spared the details) and Maggie wondering whether to take a chance on Parker. Which leaves Mel and Jada to continue to fail to be interesting or show any real chemistry. Mel's involvement with the Sarcana continues to intrigue, and her sisters' horror at her hexing a human shows this isn't meant to be as black and white as she thinks it is, but does she really need to be shagging their spokesperson? (The scene where her sisters find this out is great though.) Giving them the cliffhanger is a misfire that just leaves the audience going "Huh?"
Charmed: You're Dead to Me (2019)
This is England, apparently
Things are really kicking into high gear now, as several elements from earlier episodes are explained, including why Marisol had the scythe and why she gave up Macy. And also the source of the darkness inside the latter. The result is a decent episodic storyline, with the viewer left uncertain just who to trust (if either) out of Cyd and Knansie, whilst also bringing Parker a little bit back into the fold.
In the midst of this, both Harry and Mel have to deal with people from past lives returning. Seeing the two characters teamed up is a sure sign of how far they've come from the adolescent sniping of the early episodes. Mel's involvement with Niki is not only unwise, it's also uninteresting, although sadly it looks like we're stuck with it. Harry seems to draw a line under his past and it's this trip to Manchester that's the episode's main flaw. Some of the architecture looks authentic but the church they visit doesn't look remotely English, or remotely like it's been around since the 1940s or earlier. (And only an American would express surprise at church records that go back 70 years: That seems ridiculously short to English ears.) Carter Westman doesn't sound like the name of someone born in Manchester in 1953 either. And as Mel says, why does that siren sound weird?
Still, there's a couple of stings in the tale, with unexpected alliances among the Caine parents, to keep us watching.
Charmed: Witch Perfect (2019)
It's better to be a hot mess than not be hot at all
The show seems to have well and truly hit its stride now. There's a decent Demon of the Week storyline that manages to involve all three sisters (although Maggie takes the lead with the others turning up late from their ongoing plotlines), Galvin seems to be well and truly filling the role of the Charmed One's human friend, and the reintroduction of Lucy is handled well. Niko not so much, the show's doing quite well without her and at the moment she just seems a distraction, and the potential sidelining of Harry is worrying. But it's good to see the Charmed Ones well and truly in the business of protecting innocents and keeping everyone alive, even the douche.
Macy's news about the sisters' paternity goes down like a lead balloon, although it's hard to be entirely behind Mel and Maggie's shoot the messenger response. It does mean she and Galvin get teamed up for most of the episode before her bonding with Maggie in the final moments...only for another skeleton to come tumbling out of the Vera-Vaughn closet.
The most intriguing thing is Mel getting her first look at the Sarcana's magical vigilantism. What we see Jada do here is relatively benign, but it's a sign of the show's recently acquired nuances, that while the early episodes would no doubt have portrayed the punishment of male predators as unrelentingly positive, here there is a slight suggestion that Mel doesn't really know what she's getting mixed up with.
Charmed: Keep Calm and Harry On (2019)
Are you sure you know what you're doing?
The main downsides of this episode are Harry's flashbacks, which are basically Gotham with fake English accents, and Mel being unable to get through it without making a racist anti-white comment. It's a shame they insist on giving the character lines like this, because she's improved immensely but it's still hard to get behind her being self-righteous, or to see her sudden "Elders bad, Sercana good" attitude, being rude to Charity when she's trying to help them while fawning over the shady Jada, as anything other than stupidity.
There's almost too much going on here at times, with the fall-out of Gavin finding out about the Charmed Ones, the Caine family dynamics and Maggie casting an ill-advised spell to help her get over Parker. There's a sign of things moving forward but also a sign of plotlines being closed off or backtracked. (Nico reappearing, somehow, makes a nonsense of her emotional exit.) The demon broker Dante continues to add to the shades of grey feeling, and the Caine family get more interesting as Julia sides with Parker in keeping things from Alastor. It's also unclear whether or not the Charmed Ones are actually on the right track on what Caine's planning.
The final reveal falls between being a nice twist and being a potentially meaningless one. Hopefully the show knows what they're doing but it's hard to tell.
Charmed: Jingle Hell (2018)
There's a decent amount of plot progression here as secrets come out.The Charmed Ones now know most of the truth about Parker, and we know who Parker's mother is.Sadly, the latter isn't very interesting and the character doesn't provide the necessary counterpoint to Caine: Parker seems to be the only one in the family with any compassion.
Mandeline Mantock gets to spend a good chunk of the episode playing Hunter-as-Macy and rises to the occasion.Mel continues to soften (although she inevitably hates her father): It's hard to imagine the character of earlier episodes giving Maggie the chat she does at the end here.
It's still not clear if we should trust the Sarcana but the answer is at least less straightforward than "No." Galvin losing his mark opens the way for him and Macy but raises questions about Macy's nature, given the reaction it had to Parker.
The episode loses at least a point for its contrived cliffhanger: Everyone can see Harry's too near the fissure but no-one bothers to hold out a hand or suggest he moves.
So who are the bad guys then?
Things are getting pleasingly complex now. Caine's "evil" plan seems to be to simply keep Parker alive, making him not entirely unsympathetic although this is counterpointed by the ruthlessness he and Hunter have shown. We've no real reason to trust Jada's version of events, but the Elders aren't exactly reassuring either and it's possible there are things even Harry doesn't know. In the midst of this, it seems the villains of the week are unconnected to what Jada and the Saranacy are doing with Macy getting to show her darker side in disposing of one.
And while Mel is feeling increasingly and thankfully removed from her original rather arrogant portrayal, Macy seems to get another chance with Galvin, although his protection mark may be the least of their obstacles.
Charmed: Out of Scythe (2018)
Hang on, is that it?
For much of its run, this one seems to be shaping up to be a good episode, with the Charmed Ones on the hunt for a mystical artifact, pursued by a mysterious opponent.We know from fairly early on that Caine is behind the other demon, although his involvement in the season arc remains unclear, but we don't find out who else is behind things until the final scene.Meanwhile, all three sisters have challenges that cause them to redefine themselves.
Unfortunately, it all falls flat.We get an anti-climax climax that doesn't really solve anything an act from the end, and instead of revisiting it, the episode limps to a conclusion by dealing with lesser issues.Some of these are quite good, such as Macy demonstrating steal in sorting out a problem at work, and Mel seems to be becoming a bit more three-dimensional as she decides she doesn't want a career writing feminist propaganda, but it's hard to care that much when there's a demon-freeing artifact out there.
There seems to be a move towards more serialised storytelling, which is necessary, but it leaves this episode very unfulfilling in isolation.
Charmed: Kappa Spirit (2018)
So we're starting to get an idea of what a normal episode of this rebooted Charmed is like, and it turns out to involve very little Power of Three, as for much of the episode it's Maggie and Mel in one storyline and Macy in the other, with only Harry crossing over.The standalone storyline of a sorority spirit seeking vengeance isn't particularly interesting but does at least advance the story of Maggie's estrangement from Lucy.Mel is annoying and judgemental again, making comments about "the patriarchy" for no reason other than that she's that sort of character, and using her powers to stop her sister getting a drink thrown over her doesn't seem a very good use for them. The pair's trip back to the 80s has potential to be interesting but only lasts a couple of minutes and is mostly an excuse to namedrop British royalty.
Meanwhile, Macy's investigation into Galvin's mark raises the possibility that its purpose might be to protect him from *her*, which seems to be connected to why her mother gave her up and which the Caines may already know about...
Charmed: Other Women (2018)
Close but no cigar
There's a curious reformatting of the show this week, as if someone's decided at a very early stage that some elements aren't working.Some of this is welcome: Harry's becoming closer to the girls as he ends up with them full-time and there finally seems to be a toning down of the more aggressive elements of Mel's character.After his cameo last episode, the sinister Caine and his ally Hunter continue to move centre stage, although curiously it seems they're not the Big Bad after all, merely taking advantage of someone else's scheme.
The episode seems to set up an ongoing plotline of Niko investigating the recent events that Mel is indelibly involved in and a one-episode plotline of Macy and Maggie finding out Galvin's new girlfriend is a succubus, only to invert both right at the end.The time alteration spell seems like both a cheat and potentially very dangerous:We get a sign of the consequences to Mel of the new timeline at the end but it's to be hoped they will be more far reaching than that.Is that the end of Niko on the series?Maybe, and to be honest she won't be missed as she's always felt tacked on.Meanwhile, it seems the mystery of the mark on Galvin's hip is deeper than it first appeared but too vague to be intriguing.
The C-plot of Maggie feeling guilty about kissing her friend's boyfriend largely pales in comparison, but at least there's a resolution and a possible end to Maggie's sorority plot thread.
Charmed: Exorcise Your Demons (2018)
Did this show suddenly get...good?
Wow, this is undoubtedly the best episode yet, as the Charmed Ones find themselves faced with a real moral dilemma. The argument goes back and forth and, while the sisters are in agreement at the end, it's not entirely certain the choice they made was the right one: They saved Angela but an innocent man was not only killed but had his name besmirched. (And is it only me who wonders if it was the Charmed One's new ally that killed him?) And Mel gets to see the consequences of her choice first hand.
With Mel and Macy personifying the opposite sides of the argument, Maggie is left with the personal storyline and even this goes into morally grey areas: Kissing a friend's boyfriend, even a vacuous one and even as a distraction, is crossing a line.
And we are introduced to Elder Charity, who starts off as another "Screw anyone with a Y chromosome" character but gradually becomes more as the Charmed Ones find themselves at odds with her. Even though she helps them in the end, it still isn't entirely clear if we can trust her...especially after that ambiguous final scene. (Was she hypnotised or is she playing both sides?) It also promises a villainous turn from the sublime Craig Parker, which is something to look forward to.
Charmed: Sweet Tooth (2018)
Seriously, you need to stop
Well, Mel continues to come across as a sexist, racist misanthrope and it's starting to get in the way of things, to the point that when she's alone with the demon my first thought was "Kill her!". There's also not much chemistry between her and her girlfriend (what happened to her glasses, by the way?), who seems to mainly exist for near misses. Mel does have a couple of proper conversations with Harry that soften her a bit, but it's hard not to suspect that next episode she'll be back to making speeches about how everything's the fault of the patriarchy. Still, at least the demon kills the obnoxious female student as well as the obnoxious male student. That's progress of a sort.
Macy gets some work. It's interesting to have a reasonably well-adjusted adult who just happens to be a virgin, although it's now a bet on how many episodes until that isn't the case as she throws caution to the wind with Gavin. (Mel's reference to being with a guy once is presumably to avoid having to address whether she's a "technical virgin" or not.) And it's nice to get a reminder that she's still a near-stranger to the others.
Parker's introductory moment, being rude to a difficult customer, isn't as endearing as the episode seems to think. Still, it's amusing that, while the original Charmed was one of the last shows that could pretend mobile phones don't exist, Maggie is a true millennial glued to hers.
As for the actual episode plot: Having built up the Harbinger into something important, the show can't really get rid of it in one episode, so at the end it's down but not out. Still not really clear where we go from here though?
Charmed: Let This Mother Out (2018)
It isn't a surprise that Harry turns out not to be evil (he is main cast, after all), although it is a relief. Mel continues to be unlikeable, although she's not quite as bad as in the pilot and comes to her senses just in time, as well as getting an important lesson in personal gain magic, so hopefully she's heading in the right direction. Maggie is shaping up to be the potential breakout character. Macy is just sort of there, and her scientific background is in danger of being a character quirk rather than a useful asset, but at least we get a reasonably credible explanation for her living at the manor.
The show seems in a bit too much of a rush though, as if they're worried they're going to get cancelled before finishing the storyline. Not only do they seem to be setting up a designated love interest for each sister, but it's only episode two and the end of the world is already nigh? It might have been best to have a few standalone monster-of-the-week episodes first before picking up on apparently minor plot threads from the pilot, instead of diving straight in.
Nice to have a Brexit joke in an American series, even though it doesn't make much sense. Unless they're saying Nigel Farage is a demon. That would make sense.
Men are not the enemy, ladies
It took me at least two attempts to watch this pilot but I was intrigued enough to give it a try. There seems to be an assumption that people will come to the series knowing what to expect, so there's no real attempt to disguise what the show is about. Instead, a mythology that the original version took at least two seasons to establish is set-up in a one scene infodump from Harry: the Charmed Ones, their witch ancestry, the Book of Shadows, Whitelighters and the Source of All Evil. Plus the season four addition of an unknown half-sister.
This is sensible, but unfortunately the show has confused feminism with misandry. A lot of people thought Donald Trump being elected president was a sign of the apocalypse, but that's no reason to make it a sign of the actual apocalypse. This wouldn't be too bad if it was a one-off joke but this hatred of men permeates the whole episode. In the opening minutes, we have Mel telling a girl making out with her boyfriend that she can withdraw consent, just to be unpleasant (a comment that is then echoed by sister Maggie to her demon-possessed boyfriend, which is more uncomfortable than triumphant), before making racist and sexist comments to a new professor and agreeing he should be ashamed to be a man. (She's also a lesbian, just to make it really clear she's a man-hater.) This character is so awfully misanthropic, hating literally everyone including her own sisters, that I was hoping for a surprise first episode death. Hopefully this is just an unfavourable first impression, since she does seem to have resolved to let go of her anger by the end. We're encouraged to hate a group of protestors saying not all men are bad, as if they're somehow wrong. And the episode ends with us being told not to trust the only man not presented as a demon or a potential rapist (two things which seem to be almost interchangeable).
It's not all bad. There are some interesting mysteries set up with the murder of the sisters' mother, it's hard not to feel a thrill at the closing Power of Three spell, younger sister Maggie is basically likeable and making older half-sister Macy a scientist is an intriguing idea. And she's played by the devine Madeleine Mantock, last seen as one of the best things about the travesty that was the Tomorrow People reboot, which shows that it is possible to have a remake that's more of an insult to the original than this is. But hopefully this is as low as it's going to get.
The X Files: My Struggle III (2018)
Sadly, not a joke
This is quite possibly one of the worst pieces of television ever made.
It starts off with a pompous pre-credit sequence designed to have the audience laughing in derision as the credits role.(The Smoking Man faked the moon landing!)And then it goes downhill from there, as it becomes clear that Chris Carter had no idea how to get out of the corner he wrote himself into at the end of the last series...so he writes off the previous season's finale as a dream.Yes, really.And just when you think it can't get any worse, Mulder starts doing voiceovers.I'd like to think this is a deliberate pastiche of film noir detective stories but given how ponderously serious the rest of the episode takes itself, it's probably not meant to be as funny as it is.
Sadly, two of the worst parts of The Dream are apparently true.The Cigarette Smoking Man is alive and Monica Reyes is working for him.The latter feels like an attempt at camaraderie with everyone who thinks Season 9 isn't proper X-Files.("Hey, that character you hate for not being Mulder or Scully has turned evil!")But it's a slap in the face for anyone who followed the show loyally.The only thing this character has in common with the kindly quirky Mulder-substitute of the original run is that they're played by the same actress.Fan favourite Skinner isn't treated much better, abruptly being shady and untrustworthy.Meanwhile, likable new additions Einstein and Miller are reduced to a cameo, as if they only had the actors for a day and wanted an excuse to put them in the credits and pretend this is a continuation of the previous episode.
On the plus side, the mythology is starting to at least vaguely resemble that of the original run and it looks like we can write off the non-sequiturs of the previous season premiere as another smokescreen like Gethsemane/Redux.And the idea of two ex-Syndicate members creating a rival conspiracy to the Smoking Man is intriguing.But there's no plot, no story, just exposition that may or may not be contradicted later and action sequences thrown in to make sure people are awake.At the end, having neither learned nor achieved anything of significance, Mulder and Scully just shrug their shoulders and decide to investigate some unrelated cases.
Oh, except it's not over as we get a final revelation to make us all groan in disbelief as Chris Carter once again decides to explain something he's already explained differently.And it's an explanation that people joked about 18 years ago then waited to hear what the real story was.Honestly, how many times is the Cigarette Smoking Man going to be proclaimed as someone's father?This is at least the fourth.
It's the 21st century and The X-Files still doesn't have a clue where it's going.
Home and Away: Episode #1.6462 (2016)
"They're going to get themselves killed or they'll get caught"
This is the point.The point where we have to admit that the Home and Away they we knew is dead and gone.The show that began in 1988 would never have allowed two such reprehensible characters as Josh and Andy to drive off into the sunset, having killed four people and got away with it, while cheery music plays.When Evelyn is the most moral character in the episode, you know you're in trouble.Matt cheering on a cold-blooded killer responsible for the death of one of his best friends causes him to lose a lot of sympathy.That's before you even get on to the farce of their escape, with Josh, an effective life prisoner, having a single easily bribed guard and being taken out to a public road where any psychotic brother can drive past and pick him up, and the police unable to catch a vehicle that's right in front of them.What a pathetic joke of an ending to six months of turgid storytelling.
Sitting awkwardly alongside this sickening dross is a story about Nate and Tori being cute before he gets attacked by a psycho with a syringe. Who'll probably be forgiven and dating Kat by the end of the year.
Home and Away: Episode #1.6461 (2016)
"So the HSC's important, but you and the baby aren't?"
It's frustrating that the script seems to expect us to be on Leah's side, after she's driven VJ out of the house with her constant nagging and inability to treat him like a grown-up when he's apparently about to become a father.Billie's unease about how things have happened is understandable but it seems like Leah's portrayal as supportive is slightly rose-tinted.At least Phoebe seems okay with having VJ around.
Josh is another character that the script seems to expect us to be on the side of and it's hard to see why.Everyone trudging through his cell to say goodbye to him as if he didn't kill someone is frustrating, as is Andy's continued illegal actions to try and get them both off the hook.But it won't actually happen...right?