Midnight, Texas “Blinded by The Light” Review
Midnight, Texas “Unearthed” last week tied up some big storylines that were important, yet at the same time needed to go somewhere or wrap up. What came of Manfred and Bobo’s secrets catching up to them leaves us with less which pulls them from what goes on in this town. Bigger wheels have been turning since the first episode and with a large cast like this you don’t want to be taken in too many directions or risk a story dragging. “Blinded by The Light” looks to give us a plot that affects the bigger picture.
Tonight’s episode takes advantage of the freedom given to the main plot to grow. With each passing week it becomes more obvious that something is coming for Midnight, Texas and it isn’t good. You could have easily looked at everything up to this point as isolated incidents, but everything matters in the longrun. Much better that way when it forces us and these characters to look at the things which could be overlooked to see that in some way they are not just coincidence. The monsters being drawn, some of the Midnighters losing control of their powers, strange occurrences around the town, all of it.
Now this growing situation with missing girls was the right kind of challenge to throw their way. It was crazy to think that the problem to these missing girls and Aubrey could have been so simple. First you would point fingers at the gang, then maybe one of the Midnighters, but who was actually behind it throws you for a loop. Especially when no one knew if what they were dealing with was human or supernatural. When the pieces started falling into place it was easy to understand how this person was guilty of the crime. Again it was one of those things where if you were paying attention to the details, you might have picked up on the possibility that the killer was right under their noses. I know I didn’t, though the surprise was nice. The discovery was chilling since all of this fell into their laps fairly last-minute. Such a sensitive situation as well was handed perfectly to feed into rising tensions over things progressively getting worse in the town. Everyone is affected by the weakened veil in some way which makes it hard to make the right call or be on the same page about solutions. I mean with a town of monsters like this, a problem was thrown their way that took more than power to overcome.
Fiji dealing with this demonic entity was a point of interest for me. For a show like this it would be a character such as her who grabs my attention more than the rest. My favor leans towards those who connect with magic and she opens the door to that world. Looking to the reverend for help did catch me off guard. Normally you wouldn’t think a man of religion would be the right person to turn to, and yet he is in this case. He stands out for that very reason for being able to be a part of this world and know the difference between an act of belief and an act of human/etc nature.
My only disappointment is that it took six episodes for us to be able to see what its like for our cast of misfits to be treated like outsiders. Midnighters may look out for each other, but that doesn’t assume that everyone does or treats each other the same. Just that little bit makes all the difference in giving us the full experience of living in this town. What I do appreciate on the other hand is that the cops are once again a problem for them. One would have thought with the sheriff dead that this would be the end of their troubles with the law, though fortunately that isn’t the case. It wouldn’t make sense for them not to fear the law when so much goes on in this town that you can’t simply explain.
Midnight, Texas “Blinded by The Light” was the change we needed when the danger needed to be a little more human than what we are used to. Another story wrapped up which makes it easier to focus on the now understood threat that everyone faces who lives in this town. The way they handled revealing this was smart considering these Midnighters would soon fall apart before figuring out what is messing with their heads.