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The Constantine We Deserve
What else can I say? The Saint of Last Resort, pt. 1 was the episode of Constantine I've been waiting for since the go. We've had some great episodes at this point (Danse Vaudou, Devil's Vinyl) and some duds (Darkness Beneath, I'm lookin' at you). But last week, all the parts came together in one glorious, grotesque hour of demonic television.
Last week, I blogged about what I felt hurt the show. This time, let's talk about why Last Resort worked so well. The biggest thing for me was character development. We've been needing to make some big strides in that direction for a while, and boy did we get it. While it's fun to have some mystery in John's past, he's still our protagonist. We've got to get to know him better, and the more we see him interact w/ people from his past, the more layers we see. Old friends often have an insight to us that no one else does. Anne-Marie gave us that and more. John's unresolved feelings allow us to see past his snark. And the truth of his human feelings make the hard decisions he makes that much harder. Read More...