Boy, am I unmotivated to write something about this episode. I can’t say why I didn’t care for it, just that I felt blase when it was over. Maybe it’s because I don’t care for vampires. (Take that, Benny). Maybe it’s because I remember so little about the previous Krissy-centered episode. Maybe it’s because I care so little about Krissy. And less about her new-found friends.
Obviously, there was something “off” about the surrogate father, Victor. He was also Dr. Heydecker in season 1’s excellent “Something Wicked.” And therefore, by default, he was the creepy monster-of-the-week shtriga. And he bad-mouthed Bobby. Asshole.
[Warning: Spoiler after the cut… read at your own risk if you haven’t watched.]
I will give the episode this—Victor was even creepier than expected. Not only did he take these kids under his wing when their parents died (for the purposes of replacing the family he lost to a wendigo), he actually had their parents killed so he could take them in. Eew.
You can’t hit every episode out of the park. There will be clunkers in every season, and this is one. Have we had any other clunkers this season? Let me see… Yep, there’s Bitten.” And “Best Friends with Benefits.” That’s not a bad track record, given the clunker seasons we’ve recently had. Heck, I’m even thinking of buying this season’s DVD set when it comes out. I haven’t done that since season 4. (Take that, Sera Gamble.)
[Photos credit: Liane Hentscher © 2013 The CW]