Major Spoilers Ahead
The Torture Artist
Alice has spent the last few episodes running from something called a lamprey. We learned last week that cats have a rather unhealthy aversion to these creatures.
Alice’s troubles land her on her parent’s doorstep
to the loving arms of her mother to her very put-out mother. Alice did not bother to contact her family after returning to the mortal coil. So why go there now? Is she concerned for their safety because of this lamprey business?
Last week, we watched something attack Quentin and take over his body. The lamprey uses Quentin as a vessel to worm its way to Alice. Unfortunately, it hops a few bodies and finds it’s way to Alice’s beloved father, laying eggs on brain stems along the way. We’ve been waiting since Season 1 for Alice to show signs of humanity. The dead eyed scowl thing is getting old. Glimpses of the old Alice come out as she is in full research mode with dear old dad. This sweet family reunion is interrupted when the lamprey reveals his final resting place. It turns out Alice is in fact the torture artist we’ve been looking for! Although she lies at first about why she tortured the lamprey’s family, it turns out niffins like pretty lights, and a slowly dying lamprey puts on a spectacular show! Alice calls the lamprey’s bluff about her father having a heart condition and not being healthy enough to survive the electric shock required to boot the lamprey from his host body. Judging by the look on Alice’s face, the niffen is not the only one who enjoys torturing helpless creatures. She pays a pretty hefty price, as it turns out the lamprey was not lying about her father’s heart condition. I suppose Ms. Scowly Face is here to stay.
It Ain’t Easy Being Queen
Pirates have taken over The Muntjac! Eliot uses the first of the 7 keys to whisk his family away from the ship to parts unknown. Meanwhile Queen Margo pleads with the Fairy Queen to help her go save him. After a very flirtatious exchange with the sexy pirate king (who turns out to be a queen), Margo finds out there is some weird rape-y stuff going on with the ships. The pirate ship wants to have relations with the Muntjac??? This took a really weird turn, but here I am along for the ride. Margo has the power to order the Muntjac to submit, but realizing the ship has feelings and a mind of it’s own Margo asks the ship what it wants. Albeit with no response, but the Fairy Queen is moved by the exchange. She is impressed that Margo is finally growing into her role as queen. The Fairy queen kills the pirates, saving the Muntjac.
Right when I’m starting to like this Fairy Queen, she casts a spell on one of Margo’s servants to drive him mad as punishment for Margo stealing back her eye. Rather than give it up again, Margo crushes her own eye, rendering it useless for the fairy to use as a tool for spying. YASSS QUEEN!
Back in the real world, Quentin and friends combined forces to obtain a great ball of magic. Kady promptly absconded with their magic ball in hopes of saving Penny from his magic cancer. So do her efforts pay off? Julia works with Kady to summon a demon with creepy pointy fingers who performs a surgery of sorts to remove the mass that is killing Penny. Despite the demon’s effort’s, we see Penny’s body die, but he astral-projected to avoid the pain from the procedure, so is he really dead if his “spirit” is not in his body? Tune in next week to see how Penny fairs as a ghost.