Summary: James and Alyssa break into a house to stay there. They start being more compassionate towards each other but James eventually alienates Alyssa by not wanting to have sex with her. Alyssa shuts him out but then the owner of the house comes back and tries to rape Alyssa. James kills him.
The Good: This was a better episode.
The characters are very patiently getting developed and I'm starting to appreciate them more and more. What really works about this is that they are discovering more about themselves while we are learning about them. It's a nice way to watch a TV show as the characters learn exactly what you learn which is a very good way to utilize teenage characters.
The dance scene was very good. These 2 have good chemistry, but they really needed a scene like that to actually get me to start caring for their relationship. I was rooting for them to stay together later in the episode, so the scene definitely accomplished what it set out to do.
The final scene was extremely tense since we knew what kind of man the owner of the house was due to James discovering his pictures. I was genuinely unsure if James would actually do anything, but I'm glad that he did, leading to a gruesome kill for him. I really like this development, since it practically gave James exactly what he wanted (to find out what it's like to kill a human), and I'm excited to se the effect this will have on him and his budding relationship with Alyssa.
The fact that each episode is only 20 minutes long really helps the show get some momentum when it doesn't really accomplish a whole lot. It's much more watchable because of that.
The Bad: The house owner was another ridiculously messed up guy. This show really needs to have a normal character to at least ground it a little bit in reality.
The same flaws as the last episode mostly still stick though they have been improved upon a little, especially in the case of James and Alyssa. The show still has many more hurdles it needs to cross however.
The Unknown: Why wouldn't Alyssa's dad recognize her? How young was she when he left? Why did he leave? Will he even be happy to see her?
Now that James has killed someone, will his motives change towards Alyssa?
How will the killing of the man affect the story? Surely this is setting up some kind of major police confrontation.
Best Moment: The end scene was great and there is something I really like about seeing a psychopath and sociopath calmly looking on at the scene of a major crime they have committed,
Character of the Episode: James.
Conclusion: This was a stronger episode and the show seems to be finding a way to be uniquely enjoyable even with it flaws. I'm not sure if the show is going to hit high heights but at 20 minutes per episode, I feel confident in saying that it shouldn't be a slog to get through at all.
Just a university student who loves to watch TV. And criticize it like hell.