HAPPY TOWN: 1.05 “This Is Why We Stay”
HAPPY TOWN: 1.06 “Questions and Antlers”
It’s almost unfortunate. While I might still have my annoyances about the show, it really is ramping up with some decent material just as we’re approaching the end.
Seriously. In the last two episodes, I’ve actually been quite interested in what’s going on. Particularly because they’re focusing on the mystery of the Magic Man. It’s true, this week we did kinda side-step that with our focus on Dave (poor Dave), but even he saw the tomb of cages that clearly were possessions of the Magic Man and home to his victims.
Too bad he’s dead now and no one will know.
Do you think Dave would have killed Tommy? Well, he was quite out of his head. But sadly, no, I don’t think he was actually going to shoot Tommy, and he was just using the gun as a scare device. Yes, to me, Tommy made a rash decision, and it’s unfortunate.
That being said, I wish in the last few episodes they had spent more time on the Tommy/Dave dynamic. I could understand why Tommy wouldn’t want to see him, but having that extra attachment to their life-long friendship really would have given Dave’s death that extra umph. Man, I’m morbid.
Meanwhile, I’m disappointed this week that we didn’t get more on Tommy’s wife’s memory. Didn’t at the end of last week’s episode she told us that she remembered? I guess she just remembered the water memory. And yes, that was one creepy scene (very Cabin by the Lake, if you remember that movie) and the fish-thing didn’t help. It creeps me out that that is now in the police station.
Speaking of police, what do we think about the detective with the camper? Is he really just a man who wants to solve the case? I doubt it. But I can’t pinpoint what he really wants. But then again, he’s a perfect person to think is the bad guy when we find out who the real bad guy is later. But dude, the crepe thing was creepy. I hope those kids really do skip town.
Finally, Henley. Man, she certainly took a new role this episode. I adored watching all the struggles she had last week trying to get out of town–or at least the money out of town. But really, watching her torture Greggy was kinda freaky. Nice guitar case of torture devices, eh? I mean, true, she could have done worse (think Angel in season one when they had that ring that made vamps invicible), but it was effective.
Plus, there was an interesting plot twist: the fact that they’re trying to get Henley’s contact in town. I wonder if we’ll be seeing that person. Or if that person just might be associated with the Magic Man.
There are many unanswered questions, which is better than in the first few episodes, and while the show could still use some work, I have to say that I’m actually kinda looking forward to the next episode. I hope some of you Happy Town fans will be pleased.
Considering where it started, I certainly am.