Zombies and witches + a chainsaw = Groovy.
Helena is a problem that needs to be dealt with. Also, Beth somehow found all these guys, so she was at least starting to compile a list. It makes me wonder if Team Police will be able to start compiling a list of these as well? And how long until they learn the truth about Beth and Sarah, and the deeper web that exists?
I always think things can’t get any better and then they do. Then I also think, “I am going to avoid the giant bowl of popcorn this time.” And then I don’t and last time, I even ate two bowls. I may eat my fingers this week as Stephen is really pumping up the hype about this week’s episode, and seriously, with a title like “League of Assassins” how can you go wrong?
I am kind of done with the Felicia Day thing. She was great in the season 7 ender, and also good in the LARPing ep, but beyond that, I wouldn’t say her character does overmuch for the show. Now that doesn’t mean I am against a recurring female character. I miss Jo and Ellen, even Ruby and Bela. But all of those female characters had been developed enough that even if we hated them, we empathized with them. We felt something. With Charlie, I just keep counting the number of times she does the head cocked to the side twinkly eye maneuver.
There are few things I like more than witches, except for zombies, and Episode 4 had both. Add the Witches Council, a doll obsessed man servant, and Angela Bassett channeling 1970’s Pam Grier, and there was much to love this week.
Perhaps hot fudge cake isn’t the best prep for the show, at least not as good as cookies, because I simply could not come up with anything useful for making an acrostic out of that one. So, let’s look at the characteristics of this beloved dessert and see how show moments correlate.
…[T]his episode deals very much in death… I …loved feeling the dread, because this show is one that WILL kill its characters, realistically and not spare them for story. Of course, their deaths don’t always mean permanence…
It’s not that I’m disinterested in boys’ stories. I just hold them to the same standard to which I hold girls’ stories and Show isn’t living up to that. The boys’ stories they’re telling here aren’t being given the same depth and are doing nothing to subvert the traditional narrative.
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.