NOS4A2 Episode 5
Vic just wants someone to trust in her. Hell, we all do. Her dad was the one person she could count on to always have her back, but he has failed at that now.
What happens when Vic loses the one person who has her back? When she adds alcohol to the equation and a psychotic child kidnapper? Let’s find out, shall we?
After a late night chat with Maggie about the police and Sharon, Vic can’t sleep, so she becomes creative. She heads out to Tiffany’s garage creating hundreds of pieces of Charlie’s face.
She is found in the morning by Chris and Tiffany, who doesn’t look thrilled.
Inside Chris’s car, he tells Vic during his first tour in Kuwait that he witnessed his friends being killed. He tells Vic that he wished he had talked to someone and asks if she’s okay. This is the first time we actually see Chris being somewhat open with her. It also explains why he may abuse alcohol today.
Well, she has learned well to close herself off to people and tells him she’s alright. But does he believe her?
When Vic goes to pick up her bike her mother says she should sell it for a car. Unaware of her daughter’s bike’s powers, of course, and Vic was having none of that.
But, the dirt bike would have to wait because Detective Tabitha Hutter (played by guest star Ashley Romans) walks up and asks to speak to Vic.
Tabitha asks Vic about her story on how she found Sharon’s body in the field. Previously, Maggie urges her to stick to her story, as people tend to frown upon their “real” world. If they notice the giant hole in what she says, it could get dangerous for them.
Now even I wouldn’t believe the story she gives. I mean Vic’s explanation was that she went to Bing’s house to return a comic, which to no surprise made Tabitha a little edgy.
She asks Vic if she was friends with the 42-year-old janitor and all that was returned, “we aren’t friends anymore.” Next, she says that Bing said he was going to make Sharon “clean” and then talks about crows and finding Sharon’s body. Tabitha is skeptical about all of it.
Things Don’t Get Easier and the Final Blow
Vic’s day goes from bad to worse. She returns to Tiffany’s garage and finds her throwing away the art she made.
Now, all Tiffany does is complain about her linoleum being destroyed that she bought for her kitchen, even though Vic offers to replace it. Instead of asking if Vic was alright, she continues to berate her. We see very quickly that Tiffany really doesn’t care much for Vic even before she says she didn’t sign up for this. Chris walks into the middle of it and Vic tells him what she said. He attempts to tell her it isn’t true, but Tiffany walks out.
I was starting to give Tiffany the benefit of the doubt but she is just not a good person at heart.
Instead of being pissed off and saying that Vic always comes first to him, he basically takes Tiffany’s side and suggests living at her mom’s house would be better.
I wanted to punch him in the face. He’s taking Tiffany’s side over his own daughter’s? That’s beyond low.
At school during art, Vic is once again making an art piece of Charlie. She literally ignores Craig when he tries to tell her that without her, he doesn’t know what his life would be like. Vic just wants out of this town, not that anyone can blame her. Trying to lighten the mood, Vic tells him about a party at Willa’s which he abruptly turns down and leaves.
I really hope that Vic is just not interested in Craig that way and is choosing to ignore him instead of actually being that short-sighted.
Vic goes to Maggie’s hotel room and talks Maggie into accompanying her to Willa’s party. As she enters she finds out everyone knows about what happened and quickly garners attention. She even breaks her own no drinking rule and gets drunk.
Vic goes over and sits next to Drew. She tells him about when she was eight that she almost drowned after Willa’s two teenage cousins held her under the water in the pool. She also tells him about her power as a creative in a slightly roundabout way. Vic tells a lot of people about this, and surprisingly he believes her. He says with the existence of multiple dimensions and versions of them, anything is possible.
And they kiss. It’s Vic’s first kiss and they’re about to go for round two when a song starts to play and they go to dance.
Willa and Maggie chat
Maggie chats with Willa who starts talking about how Vic’s parents and her own aren’t very good parents. There may be some flirting going on here, actually.
Maggie looks like she’s gonna go insane but just mocks her by saying they got her a nice house, nice things, and a nice education. To which Willa retorts that she gets that Maggie thinks her parents are perfect.
A mix of horror and anger crosses Maggie’s face and she replies that she’s an orphan. When Willa asks how old she was when her parents died, we learn that Maggie’s parents disowned out because of her powers. They said she was unholy, basically the same thing Bing said to Sharon.
Then the craziest thing happens: Maggie shows Willa her powers. After she’s done, Maggie grabs a very drunk Vic and heads back to Maggie’s hotel.