IN REVIEW: PROJECT BLUE BOOK: SEASON 2 – Curse of the Skinwalker

Hynek and Quinn visit a ranch in Utah to learn more about a young family's peculiar claims about an inconceivable and potentially harmful phenomenon.

Synopsis: Hynek and Quinn visit a ranch in Utah to learn more about a young family’s peculiar claims about an inconceivable and potentially harmful phenomenon.

Review: Project Blue Book takes a bit of a break from their entanglements with the CIA and investigates a case involving some mysterious blue lights and an alien in Utah.

The Story

When a young married couple and their young son claim to have seen travelling Blue Lights and an Alien chasing them. Hynek and Quinn are called in to investigate and suddenly find themselves looking into claims that the Alien is a Skinwalker, which comes from Native America Folklore. But when the young boy is kidnapped things get really interesting.

Elsewhere, Susie Miller having killed Edward Rizzuto in last week’s episode is cleaning his home and is caught by General Harding who takes her in for questioning. After she is interviewed by the Airforce about how she met Rizzuto and the nature of her relationship with him. The two Generals agree that she is lying to them and decide to let her go so that they can keep tabs on her.

The Acting

This week’s episode allows for both Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey to take the spotlight again as Hynek and Quinn and it also gives an opportunity to see some evolution in their relationship as we see Quinn slowly becoming far less skeptical. The moment when Quinn sees the Skinwalker in the couple’s home is pretty priceless given that Quinn is normally not the type of guy to freak out too much.

I was also impressed with Ksenia Solo this week. Her interrogation scene with Neal McDonough’s General Harding was kind of short, but it gets really interesting when Michael Harney’s General Valintine takes over and uses a softer approach.

Overall

This was a pretty good episode, which did a great job of creating lots of Hitchcockian Tension. I loved the scenes involving the neighbor Edmund who claimed to be trying to protect the family from the Skinwalker and adopted a creepy disguise, which freaked Hynek and Quinn out. Fans of ‘Sanctuary’ would have recognized that it was the brilliant Christopher Heyerdahl who played Edmund and pulled it off brilliantly.

I also rather enjoyed the twist at the end when we learn that there is a Top Secret Airforce project happening where they are supposedly investigating tectonic pressures and how they can produce blue lights.  To sum things up. This episode was spooky as hell, but great fun to watch.

9.3
PROJECT BLUE BOOK: SEASON 2 – Curse of the Skinwalker
  • Story
    8.9
  • Acting
    9.5
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.3
  • 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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