As the show has progressed the revenants have been eclipsed by their relations. Once full characters unravelling the plot, commanding the tone, balancing the humane elements with the supernatural, their stories have gone flat.
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For the first time in the series the titular character of the episode is the most interesting one. Where did Lucy come from? Why did she pick this town? Why was she travelling alone without any money?
“There’s only one way to find out,” advises Mrs. Costa, to determine whether Julie is dead. It’s an indication of how morbid the show has become.
We’ve reached the midpoint in the series and equally we’ve reached a moral midpoint in many of the characters. As fantasy casts a mist over the town’s geography, our perception of the protagonists is torn by their behaviour.
The idea that revenants return to bother the living has become fully realised in this latest episode, with many of the human characters now traumatised.
Fragility of life looms large over an episode that closes with the scarring on Julie’s stomach. While the barmaid is offscreen battling for her life in hospital, Camille is struggling to deal with the nature of her existence.
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