A moment of peace for both girls
Back at the hotel, Vic tells Maggie about what happened with her dad and Maggie tells her how her mom sent her to a priest the first time she used her powers.
When Vic tells Maggie that she doesn’t fit in, Maggie tells Vic that they have each other and that they have to stick together. Taking Maggie’s hand in hers, they both fall asleep.
Tomorrow is the big day meeting with Mr. Manx, but first…
Bing is frightened in his basement when Charlie comes to the door. Telling Charlie he’s sorry for messing up, Charlie assures him not to fear and that disposing of bodies is a very hard job. He also lets Bing know that he is to go to the police. The look on Charlie’s face though when Bing tells him his favorite show on tv was Monster Trucks is truly hilarious. He doesn’t know what to make of that.
The Police Station
At the police station, Bing plays the gentle idiot. He tells Detective Hutter that he went to work, then home, and watched monster trucks all night.
When asked if anyone could confirm his alibi, he says his supervisors and also drops Vic’s name. She asks Bing if they were dating and he says no.
Then, she throws a curve ball by mentioning the youth facility he was in when he was a little younger than Vic. He keeps repeating those records are sealed and when she asks if his crime was sexual in nature, something changes again. Bing keeps repeating that he was at work, then went home and watched monster trucks all night.
I think that Tabitha is going to go insane by the end of this.
Charlie and Vic
Vic ends up sneaking out to meet Charlie alone at a bus station (despite Maggie asking to go with to get his license plate). She sees him sitting on the bench, his pointed, creepy nails snapping as he waits for her. The bus station is eerily quiet and they are the only two in the room.
He is very protective of his Inscape and he also mentions that he has learned to replenish what his Inscape takes from him. Mr. Manx offers to teach Vic. Trying to pull the old “I understand you when no one else does trick” Charlie continues to try to entice Vic to his side. She’s not stupid; she knows he is evil and isn’t going to fall for it.
Charlie tries hard to talk Vic into coming to Christmasland and becoming a mom to the kids there. He even suggests he belongs there, maybe a nod to how messed up her parents are. I wonder now, how does Mr. Manx pick children? Was Vic ever on his radar as a child?
He wants her to be with him. Vic says, “I’d rather go swimming at Amity Island”, the same thing Craig said to her as he left the art room earlier. When Charlie looks at her confused she says it means “I’d rather die” and in a very Charlie way he retorts “That is an option.” It also highlights how old he might be… Jaws is a classic and most people know what Amity Island comes from.
Getting to watch Charlie just sit and have a conversation and getting to see his little quirks was really fun and enjoyable. It also doesn’t make him any less creepy; it feels like he could snap at any moment if he wanted to or was provoked.
It Doesn’t Last Long
Maggie, pissed that Vic snuck off without her, goes to the bus depot. When she gets there she sees Vic talking to Charlie and takes the opportunity to look for the Wraith. She finds it and we have a nod to our show title, NOS4A2 the plate she sees.
When she tries to break in, the car door slams her onto the ground. Meanwhile, Manx feels someone touching it and the lights flicker inside. The car comes alive and begins to pursue Maggie, who is screaming for Vic’s help. She comes outside just as the car runs Maggie over.
Charlie doesn’t seem surprised by this. He steps into the car and Vic holds Maggie and tells her to hang on.
Cars that come alive? Wow. That is something you don’t see every day. Is Mr. Manx so powerful that his car has the ability to run without him, or does he have the power to control it? Either way, it may become more menacing with this new trait.
While at the hospital with Maggie, Vic’s new friend Detective Hutter comes in and asks Vic if she planned on leaving town when she went to the bus depot. She also asks her if she dated Bing which then receives the most confused and somewhat disgusted look from Vic.
Learning Bing hasn’t been arrested due to lack of evidence, Vic just tells the detective the truth about everything. I think seeing Maggie hurt makes Vic want solutions right away. But, it doesn’t seem this sort of thing fixes easily, as we may guess. Well no shock, Tabitha looks at her like she is crazy.
The scene switches and Vic is alone in a hospital room. Chris brings in a form for Vic to sign, a voluntary commitment to a 48-hour psychiatric stay.
My heart broke when Vic asks him who it’s best for. He keeps saying it’s for the best and when he stumbles and says everyone, she takes the paper and signs it. She never looks at her dad. This is probably one of the saddest scenes except for when she found Haley’s cat.
Each week the writers bring in something new and enticing. We always have something great to look forward to in the coming weeks. I can’t wait to see what happens with Vic in the psychiatric ward of the hospital.
Be sure to catch up and watch NOS4A2 on AMC every Sunday at 10/9c.
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Ariel B. contributed to this review
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