The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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A pretty grim return to one of the most anticipated romance stories on television, n'est pas? Luckily, there was plenty of time to go back to the 18th century towards the back half of the premiere.
So to sum it up, to show just how quickly the story is moving, how fabulously competent the hero at the center of it is and how much potential the story has in this new status quo...
Good news! The couple has a new enemy.
Like salt poured over a fresh wound.
Claire's return to the 1940s takes up most of the episode and nearly all of my emotional reserve... I'm ready for a wee dram and a good lie-down, and Frank is ready to do damage to an old shed.
At its best, the show... is a literate fantasy, in which a strong-willed, intelligent woman gets to have great sex and fantastic adventures... At its worst, however, it's clunky melodrama. "Through a Glass, Darkly" delivers dollops of both.
With Outlander Season 2 Episode 1, our lovely Claire is still torn between the past and the present, and it's obvious straight away things are not going to be easy for the Sassenach.
I also think the show's insight into the happenings immediately following Claire's return gives depth to the character of Frank, and that's a good thing. We really do need to care for Frank, and Menzies needs to keep acting.
This episode's laced with the harsh realizations of powerlessness for everyone. Claire comes to terms with the fact that she doesn't have the power to change the future, and Frank with how little power he has to change Claire.
The opening is shocking and full of grief, which is not what viewers have been hoping for, while waiting for the big return. The silver lining is that things get better as time goes on, and "Through a Glass Darkly" is a wonderful setup for the new season.