So, before I talk about the episode, let me just say that after the first half of season three I had a hard time with this show. I already talked about that in my review for episode one. But it definitely improved a little with season four again. I hope they will find their way back to the season two glory.
So, this episode opens up with a new character that was controlled by ALIE. I hope that we will see more of this character in the future and not just this episode because I think there could be a pretty interesting, yet kind of already seen before story line. But I could come to terms with it, when it's done well.
Overall though I have to say that the beginning with this new character felt kind of cheesy.
Also, something I thought for a long time now but never mentioned anywhere, is that the camera feels a little unprofessional to say it that way. I know that not many people care about this or that some people might disagree, but when the camera kind of zooms in on a characters face, but not really since the whole camera is moved, I am always reminded of Scary Movie. It just feels not as great as it could be. But that's probably just me.
We got a callback to Clarkes Dad, which was very interesting. I hope this will lead us somewhere later in this season.
Jasper is still annoying as hell, but he was ever since season two. So this is not a surprise. I hoped at the end of season three that it would get better, but it seems like it won't. Oh well.
My favorite character of this episode is definitely Monty. I really enjoyed his decisions and I was genuinely moved by what he did.
Raven seems to be very bitter about everything, she has a right to be, but it just seems like that there is no real development there. Some bad things always happen to her, she gets bitter, more bad things happen to her.
The story line of Octavia being crazy bad-ass is continued, which I really enjoy. But I think they try a little too hard to make us feel weird about her.
Overall, connected to Octavia, I really enjoyed the Polis story line. I am looking forward to what the future holds there.
Overall, I am pretty pleased with this episode. Definitely looking forward to the next one and definitely hoping for a great season four.
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