Ok I have been critical of most episodes, so I want to say… I really liked this episode. Best one yet by far, not a dull moment and all the storylines worked well this week.
Having Abby see Swamp Thing as Alec allowed them to work “Swamp Thing” into the episode a lot more prominently, so it didn’t feel as much like he is a supporting character in Abby’s show, which is really what he is but it didn’t feel that way at all this week which was a good thing.
Loved the whole scene of Lucilia and Matt trying to kill Avery, it was well done from beginning to end and had me going the whole time. I fell for the misdirect that it was not actually a plot to kill Avery, and was also shocked when Maria was in on it, I did not figure that out at all. It was a non stop thriller of a storyline. I was not remotely surprised Avery survived, I think most assumed that was coming but I am interested in seeing where his character goes now which is the first time I said that as I have NOT been on board with Avery all season, especially since we likely lost Anton Arcane for this guy, but this episode made me care about him as the villain. I do agree Matt getting distracted to the extent he did with the father reveal was a bit contrived, I mean I can see him being mat at his mother, but think he would have waited until after he killed Avery to worry about why his mom didn’t tell him. What? He loves him now? Of course not as the following scene shows, it felt like something that existed just to make him hesitate enough for Avery to survive in the end.
Abby and Alec’s interactions were also good and the scene when The Rot attacked Abby… I don’t usually jump in horror movies but that made me jump. And Abby sold the being in pain so much I actually was starting to feel like I was in pain. All well done.
Also liked the scenes with Woodrue and his wife. And to the poster who said his wife didn’t look old enough to have Alzheimers, While it is very uncommon there are cases of people developing early onset Alzheimer’s as early as their 40’s so assume that is what she is supposed to have.
Seriously a great episode this week, hope it is this good going to the end because while usually I feel I take the good with the bad in this show, or at least the good with the bland. This week I was totally into it. Shame they didn’t follow up on the Blue Devil storyline this week, but had enough good stuff I was ok they didn’t.