In Flames, Not Fear: Lovecraft Country, “Holy Ghost”

Episode: 3 – August 30, 2020
Network: HBO
Showrunner: Misha Green
Genre: Horror


My Thoughts

“Holy Ghost” keeps circling back to baseball. Montrose dreams of a moment during the Tulsa Massacre when he and George were rescued from a group of white men by a mysterious hero wielding a baseball bat who beat the men senseless “like Jackie Robinson.” When Montrose shows up at the Safe Negro Travel Agency looking all polished and clean (and temporarily sober), he says he wants to “hit a few balls with Dee,” using phrasing almost identical to Tic’s from earlier in the episode. Leti, swinging that baseball bat like she’s goddamn Beyoncé in direct contrast with those racist white boys looking to reenact the beating denied to their Tulsan compatriots. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning…

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