So apparently while getting ready to wow us with the SDCC news (and a season 2 of Doom Patrol conformation… woth any cost). So I thought I would give my thoughts on my own thread of the latest episode.
First the good, and there was definitely some. I liked the scenes with Sunderland in the swamp. The backstory with his father added some nice depth to the character finally, and him losing his father to the weirdness of the swamp was a nice twist. And Will Patton performed it amazingly.
I enjoyed the scene with Swamp Thing and Sunderland, their first meeting since Alec became Swamp Thing so that defenitely felt like a big moment. I also found it interesting that when Sunderland went to see Woodrue he seemed to genuinely be there to try and find a way to cure Alec and pay him back, and even seemed to hesitate when Woodrue basically said they shoudn’t and showed his true colors. He then reverted back to greed and glory, no surprise, but it was a nice way of showing there may be a human being underneath the monster we have come to know.
Sadly for the rest of the episode I was not as impressed. The pace and story seemed to have picked up the last couple episodes. But we were back to the soap opera and boring CDC stuff that has not been engaging me and dragged the episodes down for me. I won’t lie and say before Swampy finally showed up I was getting bored. I have defended that for their budget not showing more of Swamp Thing is probably a neccessity to make th show work, but it seemed they had gotten better at compensating but back to their usual problems this time.
I also wish they would give us an update on Blue Devil. It feels like they dropped the ball on the most interesting storyine of the show right as it was getting good. With 2 episodes left I am starting to fear the show cut back the number of episodes before they could properly pay that off. Really hope I am wrong.