I wrote yesterday in the "Supergirl" thread how I wished the ending of that episode would have been much darker (go read what I mean here
). But, just to clarify, I wanted that ending
to be darker, since I felt the gut-punch would have been so much stronger, and the ache of having to wait five weeks for the next episode would have been that much bigger. But, I don't like it all to be dark, not everything, not the whole show, not the whole season. It's "Supergirl", it deserves to be one of the lighter shows. But sometimes, it really should have to hurt, and it could have hurt more in that moment than it did.
Why am I writing this? Because, heck, I do love to have fun with an episode, and, boy, did my body literally hurt from laughing so hard at all the scenes with Beebo.
When Beebo got introduced as the Vikings' new God, all dolled up on his "throne", I had to turn the episode off, I just couldn't go on from laughing.
This episode was the perfect mix of fun and seriousness. They never made Stein's death the butt of a joke, but sill managed to get so many hilariously funny scenes there, and both moods co-existed perfectly together. You have to watch out for director Kevin Mock, who probably is brought in when an episode needs a light and funny touch. He also directed the episode, "Phone Home", which was a wonderful homage to the 80s and its movies.
It's a bit sad that the show loses another cast member so soon after Victor Garber left. But story-wise, it's probably for the best, because I feel that Jax wouldn't have worked without Stein, and just having someone else partner with him as Firestorm, or him becoming Firestorm all by himself, would have felt like a disservice to the character of Martin Stein. It was nice to see his younger version again, and true form when he decided not to open the letter.
Now, we'll have to wait until February to see what Constantine brings to the show, and what dimension Sara was dragged to shortly.
Edited by Lambsilencer, 06 December 2017 - 01:44 PM.