Sorry this review is a little later than usual. I was traveling last week and did not have access to TV or wifi (which put me WAY behind in my television viewing).
We have come to the end of "Intruders". With only 8 episodes, our time together has been far too short. I'm seriously hoping for a season 2. If that doesnt materialize at least a number of questions were answered with "There Is No End".
Flashback to Queens NY 1931. Bix is in a jazz club and plays a quick number. Is it just me or was that the worst impersonation of trumpet playing you've seen? Anyway Bix is downing drink after drink. He promises Rose he's making a comeback but two weeks later he's dying. Rose grabs the trumpet mouthpiece and makes him look at it so she can resurrect him later.
Back in present day Washington, we're seeing the aftermath of Gary's jump from the Crane building. Strapped to his chest is all the Qui Reverti info. I personally think he could have brought more attention to the cause by remaining alive (but that's just me).
Meanwhile inside the Crane building, Todd continues to have the worst day ever. His daughter Meadow escapes but Madison stabs Toddie in the leg. Jack finds him surprisingly still alive. He tells Jack to take the key and open the mailboxes on the wall. This leads to the secret passage.
Jack hides in the hallway where he hears two shepherds discuss killing Richard right after Cranfield's ceremony. How long can a person be dead before they do the final ceremony? I thought they were done with Cranfield weeks ago. Anyway, Jack finds a room filled with Books of 9. He randomly opens them and see Tesla's, Reagan's etc. I was hoping he would spend more time in the room to see who else is there. Later Detective Blanchard mentions John Adams and Ghandi as well. Next door Jack finds the trigger room. He starts opening drawers and crushing the triggers saying "you're not coming back" and "goodbye" and "goodnight". That was pretty funny.
Jack hears Madison hammering on a wall. He tells Jack he's now Marcus. It turns out Rose had Marcus sealed inside the wall as punishment for all his misdeeds (so he would never live again). Richard showed up later with Marcus' trigger (the sand dollar) and said "See ya in 18 years". We know it was only 9 though since he ended up in Madison's body. Marcus tells Jack they've both been wronged by Rose and he's going to kill her. Marcus, who of course cant be trusted, slashes Jack and runs off. There's nothing worse than a stabby serial killer in a nine year old girl's body.
On a related note, exactly how long has Rose had control of Amy's body? She killed Marcus some 9 years ago. It seems that Amy has been gone for a lot longer than we were lead to believe.
Jack sets fire to a book in the QR room and it quickly spreads. There is a confrontation amongst all the main characters but of course no one dies. Richard (armed with two guns) guides Rose out of the building. Marcus escapes. Detective Blanchard and Madison's parents are outside. Richard shoots at Marcus but Jack manages to shield her. She falls to the ground and is not breathing.
We next see Madison and Marcus in a peaceful setting by the water. Is this heaven? Marcus says only one soul can survive when the body dies and it will be him. Madison tells Marcus that despite all his lives he hasnt learned a thing. Nothing is more powerful than a kid who wants her parents. And with that, Madison reenters her body and Marcus is nowhere to be seen.
Rose and Richard head back to the hotel. Bix is however gone. Me thinks he really didnt want to be resurrected and spend any more time with Rose. Cant say that I blame him.
Jack opens his eyes in the hospital. Detective Blanchard sits nearby reviewing Gary's intel. He asks Jack if he's a part of this cult. Jack says no. He's just trying to get his wife back. Give it up already dude! You're turning into a stalker. Blanchard has to make sure Marcus is really dead. They go to Madison's hospital room. She says Marcus is gone (at least for now). When Jack leaves the hospital he passes a young patient in a wheelchair. He is apparently the spirit of the guy Jack killed back in LA. Uh oh, that's not good.
The last scene has Jack back at home. I thought the nice couple next door told him to get out or else? Anyway, Jack calls Gary's family and leaves a message. No matter what they hear about Gary just know that he loved them very much. Richard is quietly sitting in Jack's living room. He asks Jack why he thinks he's lived this long (since they could have killed him at any time). Hint: it's because of his mad skills. Richard gives Jack a "9" card and on the back is printed "Jack Shepherd". Does this mean that the soul that is currently in charge of Jack was previously a shepherd or Richard is asking Jack to decide if he'd like to join them now? Amy/Rose previously did refer to Jack as her "shepherd" so I'm not sure.
- "It's not faith, it's science. It's how it works."- Marcus on how souls come back.
- "Rose ruined both of our lives and I'm here to kill her"- Marcus to Jack.
- "What goes around, stays right here."- Madison to Marcus when they discuss who will survive.
- "In the end, there is no end"- Richard to Jack.
Grade: 4 1/2 Monsters (out of 5). "Intruders" is my new favorite of show of 2014. The only reason I didnt give the episode of "5" is because the pacing seemed a little off at times. I REALLY, REALLY hope there is a season 2. There is much more in this story to explore. What did you think of "Intruders"? Please leave your comments below.
TV: Heavy On Sci Fi, Horror & Adventure; Light On Reality