Midnight, Texas Review: Bad Moon Rising (Season 1 Episode 2)

Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 2, “Bad Moon Rising” sets up storylines for the future and concludes others in rather exciting fashion. I was already ready to see what this week entailed, but I wasn’t ready for everything that was gonna go down. There’s more than enough to keep your attention and sink your teeth into. 

Tiger On The Loose

Reverend Emilio turning out to be a weretiger had to be one of, if not most definitely, the biggest surprise of the episode. 

Naturally, I thought that he was gonna be a werewolf. All the signs were there (the full moon, the permission to kill, and the chained up basement). However, the twist caught me off guard, and I couldn’t help but enjoy it. Of all the supernatural creatures that I’ve seen portrayed in the media, this is the very first time I’ve seen a were-feline.

I’m also glad he killed Officer Gomez. She got exactly what was coming to her. You can’t claim the town is such bad news and then go right to snooping around in the heart of the storm. That’s just not good decision-making.

Badass Midnighters

Even if they all can’t turn into giant killer Tigers, the rest of the Midnighters are definitely able to hold their own, and they more than showed it during this episode.

Fiji taking on the entire house of spirits, poltergeists, and the such was a highlight of the episode. I already liked her from the premiere, but this raised her to a completely new level. She’s the kind of witch I would’ve loved to see in American Horror Story: Coven.

She got to flex her muscles and, even though there’s a demon out to get her, I’m more than positive that she’ll be able to fight back and push it back to where it belongs.

Lemuel being able to wrestle down Emilio in his tiger form was another major highlight of the episode. It helped that he had supernatural strength, but it was still a major feat. That and he wanted to get his friend calmed down, as opposed to outright killing him, was another point in the ‘Good’ column for him. He got to feed and save the day all in one fell swoop.

The Conspiracy Deepens

I’m more than happy that Bobo was only locked up for one episode. I didn’t want this to be the kind of storyline that drags on and on for multiple episodes. The way it wrapped up was good as well. Plus, seeing him completely destroy those gang members did my heart good.

We got more pieces to the puzzle as to what happened with Aubrey. Someone with a Sons of Lucifer mask shot her, dragged her to the water, and left her there to drown. Judging from the way the episode ended, the Sons might just be trying to frame Bobo for her murder.

I don’t know why they’d want to do that when he didn’t even know she was related to her. However, there’s still plenty of episodes left to try and make sense of it all.

Other Thoughts

  • really hope they used CGI flies for those scenes. I couldn’t handle being in a room completely covered in actual flies.
  • I wonder if all were-creatures are always born into being, as opposed to turning from a bite or a scratch?
  • I’m all for a good prophecy, and the mural on the wall reminded me immediately of the mural in season 5 of Teen Wolf.

Overall Grade: A (The premiere episode brought it, and this episode kept the momentum going extremely well. The story is developing and moving along at a good pace, and there were some great surprises and revelations that kept the grade as high as it is. I can’t wait to see what the next episode has in store..)

What did you think about this episode of Midnight, Texas? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Midnight, Texas airs on Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.




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