As some of you are aware, I decided to challenge myself in 2016 and try to read at least 50 books. I had fallen out of the habit of devouring books despite it defining my entire childhood, until a couple of years ago when I decided to read all of Terry Prattchet’s Discworld. It was a very pleasant year of reading, that reignited my passion for the written word. Then a friend insisted I read Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles, going as far as to transport his copies of the books all the way from Switzerland to Greece in order to lend them to me, which pretty much meant that with the addition of Neil Gaiman’s works I had been reading very few books that weren’t fantasy. Wanting to depart from my reading comfort zone, I asked my tumblr followers to send me recommendations and they really came through.
As of this month I have read 5 out of the 50 books, which means I am well on my way to victory.
This is such a satisfying episode, not only because in my opinion it reinforces how important Spike is to the show, but coming back to it years after I finished the series it’s also nice to see how everyone has developed.
Thanks to the good people over on Patreon, here’s a little trip down memory lane to get us through the long winter of hiatus and get me back into the swing of things.
What an episode! Once the twists and turns were revealed, who would shoot Annalise in the final scene became pretty obvious, but that doesn’t mean this reviewer wasn’t tricked in the previous episode. Annalise has been juggling so many lies it’s a miracle she only now started to drop them. Some questions remain unanswered, most intriguingly whose blood Bonnie sports (which is most likely Sinclair’s and this show is making me fabricate plot twists where they don’t exist) and what Asher goes to the police about, and we’ll have quite some time to theorize. Almost three months. I’m going to be posting some patreon exclusive reviews over the hiatus. Details under the cut.
The promo last week was a lying liar who lied. We didn’t get Annalise’s shooter. I’ve checked at least one person completely off my suspect list however. More under the cut.
Spoilers and trigger warnings for this episode: suicide. I don’t think Bonnie literally pushed Sinclair off the ledge, because that would be too obvious. However, given this episode’s running debate about whether a person can be mentally pushed into committing suicide -something that does actually happen- I believe Bonnie has a more active role than simply standing by, though I’m coming up short on anything that would make Sinclair jump. We might find out exactly what happened next week, but I doubt we’ll get reveals for both Annalise and Sinclair.
More than anything, this episode was about toxic secrets and abusive relationships (ha ha yes, that’s essentially the show).
I was very disappointed that what I though would be a Bonnie-centred episode, was instead an episode all about Asher’s ethical dilemmas. It still had some nice character moments, though the plot suffered from rushed or awkwardly edited scenes.
Eros and Euthanasia, two Greek words that evoke very different feelings, but were both intriguingly present in the episode.