Midnight, Texas Review: Sexy Beast (Season 1 Episode 4)

 

Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 4, “Sexy Beast” took a bit of a slower pace regarding the overall pacing of the show. There wasn’t as much forward momentum in the plot as there were in the previous episodes but it was still an enjoyable episode nonetheless. There were a few questions raised by the end of the episode, but that’s the mark of a good story with a fair amount left to unfold. 

Don’t Fall For The Allure

I like the way that this show doesn’t use the traditional supernatural creatures for the ‘monster of the week.’ I’d never even heard of a weretiger before the second episode, and I’ve only ever seen a succubus used on Supernatural.

The entire reason that she was going crazy was that the veil was weakening and still on the decline. If a succubus attack was so rare, according to Lem, it only strengthens the eventual plot point of needing to deal with the veil. Evil’s going to keep getting drawn toward them, and it’s only going to get worse as the season goes on. 

I’m not entirely sure what Manfred expected to do with that baseball bat in the restroom, but it was the thought that counted. He’s a man of action, and that’s something I can appreciate. He’s not afraid to get into the thick of the action when the need arises. 

I did enjoy the part with the ‘dragon’s breath’ just being actual fire. I was wondering how they were going to get rid of the monster, but I didn’t realize it was going to be as simple and clever as it was. Riddles like that always make things more enjoyable and engaging in the end. 

Family Issues

I enjoyed watching Olivia in her element. From what I got of what happened, she’s more like an assassin on the side of good. She wasn’t just out to get some random innocent guy. Her target was a corrupt businessman who unfairly took money from people that needed it. I’m not sure if we’re going to see the other side of the coin in a future episode but, for the moment, I’m okay with what she does for a living.  

The fact that she had such a visceral reaction to her father having her followed tells me that there’s more to come for this story. The resolution wasn’t met by the end of the episode like it was last week. I’m not sure how it’s going to happen, but I’m more than sure her father is going to make an appearance in Midnight at some point or another.

Bobo’s Warning

Even though it might not be the smartest thing to go and confront The Sons Of Lucifer in their home territory, I’m glad that he’s so willing and ready to stand up for himself. You can’t just let people think that they can run all over you like that.

We’ve already seen that he’s more than capable enough of handling himself and that he’s not afraid to get into a fight with them. The fact that Fiji caught him when she told him to stay away from them was more potentially dangerous to him than anything they could do to him. 

I’m happy that, by the end of the episode, the tension between the two of them was water under the bridge. They buried the hatchet on that and admitted their feelings for each other. This is a relationship that I most definitely approve of.

Other Thoughts

  • Why would Chuy have to worry about being affected by the veil weakening? What creature is he?
  • The longer Manfred keeps his relationship quiet, the bigger the explosion’s going to be when it inevitably blows up in his face.

Overall Grade: B (As I put before, this episode was a bit light on the plot development, but it was still a good episode to watch. My interest was kept, and I liked how everyone was there for each other in the various ways.)

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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