Hod is back, baby
August 22, 2013 § 31 Comments
I’m going to be honest. Wasn’t particularly crazy about this episode. Sure, there were things I loved: badass Turner (!), morally conflicted Anders (“Why does everyone say ‘for once in his life’?”), gameplaying Mike (“I accept”), nekkid Barrington (THANK YOU TAJ TEAM!), and pizza delivery boy Axl.
All in all, this was the episode I was dreading: god-heavy, special effect drunk, cheesy with little subtlety, no emotional truths.
Dawn got her memories back with all the nuance of a large, Norse hammer. Anders got to say “no” to rape — hardly redemption when the story was so over the top. Axl and Zeb were back together, the spongebob-and-patrick of TAJ world without any resolution of conflicts. Olaf exposited with a convenient walk-on from a local god of the sea.
TV-wise, it was…average. An entertaining hour if nothing else. But compared to last week and the season leading up to this, it was a sad disappointment. Except of course for: