When we last caught up with the witches, Victor sacrificed his life to save Freya (how sad). Dash and Killian were learning about their magical powers. Ingrid was still spending time with that blue tentacled man (although she doesnt remember any of it).
In "Boogie Knights" we have a fun 70s flashback thanks to Freya's altering of Ingrid's brownie recipe. Freya is certain that Killian is her soul mate since they are together no matter what time period they're in.
We find out blue guy is a mandragora. Odin tamed the feral creatures in Asgard and turned them into soldiers. One was sent through the portal to get Frederick.
Owl Girl (Eva) is in town and vagina blocking Freya's every attempt to get close to Killian. I usually like owls, but that one cannot be trusted.
Dash revives a dead cancer patient. Too bad he doesnt think about the consequences first. Ingrid tells him balance in the universe must be restored (so someone must die in the boy's place). But have no fear. He finds the perfect substitute. It's some loser who robbed a liquor store and killed the clerk. Too bad it doesnt work like that in real life. A lot of our problems would be solved.
Frederick's King's symbol starts glowing and he has a seizure. Wendy sees this and starts to warm up to him. Apparently these have been occurring since he came through the portal. Can Frederick be trusted? I'm still not sure.
Joanna and Wendy go in search of someone to help with the mandragora. Her name is Alex and she is a mandragora expert. We learn that mandragoras survive by feeding off their mates while having sex. If you kill the blue guy, the mate dies as well (which is a bummer since it's Ingrid). Also stay away from the blue guy's tentacles. They use them to inject neurotoxin into the victim's brains (causing psychosis and eventual death).
In the 70s, Freya is adding a little magic to the coke before distribution making it VERY popular. In this time period Dash is a big wig drug dealer (and NOT a very nice person). 1970s Alex tells Freya that she and Killian are star crossed. No matter how much they love each other, it will never end well. Freya tries to run away with Killian but he is shot and killed by Dash.
Alex and Joanna share a kiss. Alex says "passion was never an issue with us was it?". Very interesting. I didnt see that coming. We need more of this back story please.
And right when they are ready to kill the mandragora, Joanna stops them because she figures out that Ingrid will die too. Back at the mansion, Dash is patching up Ingrid's gunshot wound when she becomes possessed. The mandragora appears and injects his tentacles into Dash's ears. Uh oh. This is definitely not going to end well. Alex and Joanna track Blue back to Fair Haven. But the mandragora and Ingrid disappear into a puff of smoke.
The title of episode 6 is "When A Mandragora Loves A Woman". Too funny! Blue is busy tonight as he manages to sting pretty much everyone on the show-- Hudson (may he RIP), Dash, Joanna and Alex.
Alex and Joanna are trapped inside the library due to the toxin's psychotic effects. There they are forced to process their feelings for each other. Alex says "we really did have a good thing". But Joanna pushed her away and hurt herself in the process. It seems Joanna was trying to protect Alex from all the heartache in her life. Note to writing staff: you dont really have to lock them a room together for them to share their emotions. That's just what two women do naturally... all the time. Then they have to process what they just processed.
Freya heads over to Dash's house to check out the spell book (as a way to release Ingrid). Who thinks that's a good idea? Not I. Of course Dash was previously injected by Blue so he goes all crazy and tries to kill Freya. But let's be honest. Those two have lots of unresolved issues so Dash doesnt really need another excuse to attack her. After a battle, Freya finally gets the best of Dash and injects him with the anti venom.
Then it's back over the Beauchamp house so the gang try to help Ingrid. Hmmm, setting her on fire while in her underwear seems to be the thing to do. If I was Ingrid, I dont think I'd like that plan.
Meanwhile Owl Girl has her heart set on being a mommy. She continues to drug Killian. What is she really up to?
And the award for best use of a stiletto in fending off a mandragora attack goes to... envelope please... Aunt Wendy the Cat. You go girl! Frederick does manage to save Wendy and release everyone else (including Ingrid) from the spell by stabbing Blue in the stomach. I assume that's the last we'll see of Blue?
Frederick is having more seizures (which Aunt Wendy sees). Wendy may trust him a little more. Remember previously in the episode she told him to hit the road. However, Daddy Odin wants him to kill the family. Will Frederick be able to resist?
Points To Ponder:
- There didnt seem to be a lot of mourning for Victor. I know they had a mandragora attack to deal with but still.
- Will Alex be back in the future? I hope so. I'd like to know her back story since she's immortal too.
- Poor Rachel Boston gets run through the wringer on this show. I hope she gets paid extra for being set on fire in her underwear. Great actress though. I really enjoy watching her.
- With the death of Hudson, there arent that many supporting characters left on the show. I suspect the rest of the town folk run screaming when they see the Beauchamp family coming. Wise choice!
- I image Asgard is a pretty rough place with all the mandragoras running around stabbing people in the ear. Ouch!
- "Witches of East End" dont even think about killing off Aunt Wendy ever. DONT EVEN TRY IT or I'll go all mandragora on your asses.
Grade: 4 1/2 Monsters (out of 5). Yes this show is a supernatural soap opera. I love it anyway. It's quirky and sexy and fun.
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