Magic Isn’t About Freedom, But Power: Lovecraft Country, “Strange Case”

Episode: 5 – September 13, 2020
Network: HBO
Showrunner: Misha Green
Genre: Horror

My Thoughts

Although this episode revolves largely around Ruby (and by proxy William), Tic, Montrose, and Ruby all get life-altering moments. All three are already at their breaking points when the episode opens. Montrose is riddled with self-loathing over killing Yahima. Tic is desperate to stop Christina before she strikes again. Ruby lost everything she’d been working toward for years. Leti already had her arc of crisis to metamorphosis to catharsis and I expect Hippolyta’s is still to come, so we’ll set them aside for now…

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