As much as this episode may be titled Broken Dolls and consist of a plot involving some psycho who turns real women into dolls, it really is about only one very important person who is perhaps the biggest broken doll, the Hood’s masked savior in his time of need, the Black Canary. So, I am going to talk about her and no one else right now.
Wow, really looking at my craft room in a new light. And my glue gun, I think I even have that duct tape.
I like Ruth Negga’s Raina much better as an ongoing antagonist. For the first time this season, I actually felt the show got the casting of a guest star right. In a single episode they were able to illustrate for us how manipulative, persuasive and downright cold-hearted she can be – a chilling combination that is really at the heart of all good villains.
Guess what’s new in Starling City…there’s a new show intro! Not good enough? How about a new shirtless workout sequence? Well, if that isn’t good enough for you either (and I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be), then there is more to talk about.
Truth be told, the season premiere last week was not on my radar at all, even though Rick’s face was on my NYCC badge all last weekend. Once Upon A Time finished, John turned the Steevee to AMC and I opened of Fergus Macbook to shop for a dress upon which to build my Mothra costume (the “Sexy” is silent, like the “k” in “knife).
This week’s episode felt good, like a quality sugar rush. Okay, I made cookies instead of pie this time, but the sensation was quite similar. In the spirit of sugar consumption, I decided to model this review after the aforementioned food item. So, let’s begin our acrostic, shall we?
I also loved the three threads of all the clones being suspicious of the people in their lives…. It’s little moments like this where you see their a likeness even if they go about things very differently. Nature vs. Nurture indeed.
The power of life/resurrection/resurgence is the central theme this week, with Madison trying to make up for her telekinetic faux pas by bringing Kyle back to life, learning that Madame LaLaurie’s curse was not death, but eternal life, Cordelia trying to make a baby with old fashioned way, without magic and, yes, as I’d hoped, Misty Day’s burning at the stake was just another day for Lily Rabe (yay!)
The fact that this ep was written by producer, Jeffrey Bell, the man who ushered Angel through five seasons on the now-defunct WB and wrote that show’s finale, seems to have been a shot in the arm for this big show still trying to find its path.