In Review: Lovecraft Country (S1 – Ep7) – I am

Hippolyta takes center stage in this episode of Lovecraft when she uncovers hidden magic
Lovecraft Country

Synopsis: Hippolyta takes center stage in this episode of Lovecraft when she uncovers hidden magic.

 

The Story

This week’s Lovecraft Country continues the theme of concentrating on the supporting characters, and this week it’s Hippolyta’s turn. Furthermore, the episode’s title is a central part of this week’s story.

Picking things up from where her journey left off. Hippolyta has found out about Atticus’s trip to the Braithwhite house and discovers the key to operating and opening the orrery, which sends her off on an incredible journey of self-discovery.

 

The Acting

Aunjanue Ellis is absolutely amazing in this episode and furthermore, she nails the story beats perfectly as Hippolyta gets the ultimate in fantasy fulfillment with a little help from some Aliens that she happens to meet. The sequence where she gets to join Josephine Baker in her famous Paris show is definitely a highlight.

Additionally, Carra Patterson gets some good scenes as the legendary Josephine Baker and is integral to Hippolyta’s breakthrough.

Clearly, Hippolyta is a far more powerful woman than she believes herself to be and this is the episode where she finds her power. She is without a doubt likely to become a more important player in the series as it moves forward. The only question being is how it will all play out.

 

Overall

Thus far, this has to be the most science-fiction style episode of Lovecraft Country we have seen to date. It is going to be interesting to see how the various supporting characters will play into the bigger story.

I loved the way in which the orrery was used as the key to this particular story. It indeed provided a wonderful plot twist and a fantastical journey for Hippolyta.

I also loved how Atticus has a book titled Lovecraft Country on his person when he runs out of the giant observatory where he has just seen Hippolyta transported to another world.

Overall. Probably one of the best episodes to date.

9.8
Lovecraft Country (S1 - Ep7) - I am
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI & Stunts
    10
  • Incidental Music
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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