Hey DEADheads, it’s Ryne from The Moon is a Dead World here with all of your favorite horror shows. Actually, I’m here with only a couple of shows – my stuff’s taking a break this week, so we’ve only got The Strain, Teen Wolf, and Under the Dome. But soon, we’ll have a lot more.
The Strain: “Creatures of the Night” – Sunday, August 31 at 10 PM
This week’s new episode of ‘The Strain’ marks the eighth episode in the first season and the series as a whole and is titled ‘Creatures of the Night’. The episode begins immediately where the previous episode left off, with Setrakian, Ephraim, Nora and Jim standing on the train platform following the escape of Eichhorst. In need of supplies, such as UV lights, they break into a store to acquire what they need and come across Vasiliy who himself already has a cart loaded with what they were looking for and they end up deciding to work together, at least for awhile.
While almost every previous episode of the series has followed the standard formula of changing between stories and characters throughout each episode, trying to include a bit of what is happening with all (or most) of them each time. This week, in a pleasant change of pace, nearly the entirety of the episode is centered around Setrakian, Ephraim, Nora, Jim and Vasiliy as following an overflow of Strigoi attacking them from every angle in the open, find themselves trapped inside of a convenience store with the clerk and a few other individuals. They must not only convince the others to listen to reason but additionally figure out a way out before the creatures themselves find a way in as the night progresses and they remain sitting ducks.
It truly amazes me that there seem to be so many folks out there that are apparently quite disappointed with ‘The Strain’ because I (as a huge fan of the novels as well) find myself continuing to love it more with each episode and I really couldn’t be happier with it so far. I’m glad there are those of you out there that are also enjoying the show and I sincerely hope to see some of the others come around and realize what a unique and wonderfully gory and entertaining series this is.
‘The Strain’ is currently airing its first season Sunday’s at 10:PM on FX.
Teen Wolf: “A Promise to the Dead” – Monday, September 1 at 10 PM
This week’s new episode of ‘Teen Wolf’ marks the eleventh episode in the fourth season of the series and is titled ‘A Promise to the Dead’. The episode begins with a man being attacked by a psychotic who is quite obviously planning to murder him. Once tied down and all hope looks to be lost, Deacon appears and saves the man, also capturing his would be murderer who turns out to be a man named Patrick who escaped from a secret wing in Eichen House. Deacon returns him to the wing in order for the opportunity to talk with another resident in the hopes of acquiring some answers, but the consequences may be more than he anticipated. He is left incapacitated and in a coma after peering into the man’s third eye which is centered in his forehead and visible through the hole he drilled in his head.
The episode focuses largely on the aftermath of the DEADpool’s end and the reveal of The Benefactor. Liam is plagued by odd hallucinations and dreams of being attacked by Berserkers and Mr. Argent goes looking for Kate in the sewers, but instead comes into contact with Peter and one of her berserkers. After being impaled and thoroughly pinned to the sewer wall by Peter following an attack by the berserker, he is left unable to warn the others of Peter’s involvement. Scott and Kira finally get the opportunity to have their first real date, thanks in part to Derek providing them his place for the night. Naturally things don’t work out as planned, everything going wrong when Kate and her berserkers break into the place, overpower and abduct them both. Meanwhile, Lydia is brought in to try and wake Deacon out of his coma which will lead to even more troubling revelations.
Only one episode remains in the fourth season of ‘Teen Wolf’ and I must admit I’m really loving how so many main elements of the season wrapped up last episode and have subsequently provided us with a whole new mass of insanity both related and indirectly occurring within the season previously, but now being brought front and center with a vengeance. I can’t wait to see what the season finale brings to the table and I hope the rest of the fans out there have been enjoying the new season as much as I have.
The fourth season of ‘Teen Wolf’ is currently airing Monday’s at 10:PM on MTV.
Under the Dome: “The Fall” – Monday, September 1 at 10 PM
This week’s new episode of ‘Under the Dome’ is the tenth episode of the shows sophomore season and is titled ‘The Fall’. The episode begins right where the last episode left off, with Pauline walking out of her old house to find Big Jim standing there. Big Jim confronts her, demanding answers as to her reasons for doing what she did and leaving him and his son to believe she was dead for all these years, answers to which she provides him for the most part surprisingly.
The episode focuses on the return of Barbie and Sam, along with Pauline and their new techie friend (previously?) employed by Barbie’s father who has joined them. Yet, while Lyle followed them through, he was nowhere to be found in the river, leaving his fate unknown at this point. Meanwhile, the town prepares to evacuate; Big Jim takes desperate measures to protect his family; Junior attacks Sam upon his return for murdering Angie, which actually results in one of the few moments in the entire season straight from the book, with Junior seeing an apparition of Angie, tormenting him and questioning his decisions. I must admit that part was a real treat for me as a fan of the novel.
With only three episodes remaining in the second season of ‘Under the Dome’ things are definitely starting to get interesting and while the series has continued to earn back my interest and it never fails to entertain, it just doesn’t hold up to the magic of the first season if you ask me. I will continue to watch of course and never find myself too disappointed with any episodes and I will try and reserve final judgment on the season until after it wraps. One thing you must appreciate about the series is the fact that it throws so many questions and mysteries at you, yet the majority of the time manages to resolve them in a surprisingly speedy manner, while still always leaving other questions on the table at any given time, yet never forgetting about them or drifting too far away.
The second season of ‘Under The Dome’ is currently airing Monday’s at 10:PM on CBS.
Next week, The Leftovers gets its first season finale, The Lottery returns, and Z Nation premieres on SyFy, so we’ll be covering that!