“You two are about to go on two separate killing sprees for women. That is so hot.”
Is it, Sally? IS IT? Because to me, that was the stupidest and quite possibly the most sexist, paternalistic crap I’ve seen on television. EVER.
Sigh. Show, you have officially lost it. After you unnecessarily killed off Julia (as if Josh wasn’t emo and self-pitying enough??), I was hoping that you would make better choices regarding the development of our main trio. Instead, you bring back the Reaper (yawn) and have Sally self-shred, you create more random and haphazard werewolf lore (not only will you be forever cured from the “curse” if you kill your maker, you’ll save your entire bloodline!), and you put Aiden six feet under. Literally. Actually nevermind; that last part actually worked pretty well.
OK, I get why Aiden and Josh want to take action and kick some ass. They’re both grieving for different reasons: Josh, because he, you know, inadvertently caused the death of his fiancé; Aiden, because he’s been banished from the vampire crew and doesn’t know how to care for Suren. They’re both feeling helpless, and are therefore looking to act and gain control of their lives and bleak situations. But this misplaced, failed, horrible attempts at murder to save your women?? *Eye roll. Aiden, did you even ask Suren if she was okay with you attempting to murder her mom?? Did you involve her in this decision-making process in anyway? Just because Suren ran away with you (rather reluctantly, I’d say), doesn’t mean she wants her mother dead. And Josh, didn’t Nora explicitly tell you that she didn’t want you to kill Ray? That she was relieved when you told her you wouldn’t because it wasn’t who you are as a person? Way to strip both women’s agency, guys. At least Nora went after them with a gun herself. Also, Aiden, beeteedubs, even though it was Mother who killed Suren, it was your actions that lead to Mother murdering her. Which means our trio is now three for three in accidentally causing the deaths of their lovers. Way to go, guys. Way. To. Go. (Only person I did not intend sarcasm towards is Sally.)
As we wrap up a sad, meandering season two, here are some helpful suggestions for season three:
For the love of God, please stop making Josh an emo narcissist. Stop giving him lines like, “I’m going to hurt her if I stay with her,” or “I’m going to hurt her if I leave her” or “I’m sick of this curse hurting so many people.” Just. Stop. Can you please have him stop talking and start kicking some vampire ass or something? Preferably without his shirt on? It would be awesome if he went on a vampire killing spree in a desperate attempt to find and free Aiden from the underground.
We’re officially done with the Reaper, right?
Stop killing off interesting female characters. For that matter, write some interesting female characters.
Other Human thoughts from the episode:
- “Are you going to wear that shirt? Because it’s my favorite shirt, and if you shoot him, you’re going to have to burn it! Gun powder, and evidence or something.”
- Sally and Josh’s goodbye was pretty heartfelt: “And I mean this in the best possible way when I say I hope I don’t see you again, until you’re really old and dead.
- Though Aiden was an idiot for trying to kill Mother, Sam Witwer committed to the scene like a pro. When he screamed, “Why couldn’t you just leave her be!? Now you have to live with what you did,” I got chills. Also it was pretty hot how he was so angry with Mother that he didn’t seem to give a crap that he was being buried alive. Thanks, Sam, for making the season finale bearable.