Midnight, Texas Review: Angel Heart (Season 1 Episode 7)

Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 7, “Angel Heart” finally delved into the backstory that I’ve been waiting for since we first found out that Joe was an angel. Questions were answered, and almost everyone had secrets that were revealed by the end of the episode. Every week, we draw closer and closer to the veil breaking down and, after this week, the strings and threads are coming together more and more. The prophecy can only be held off for so long. 

On The Wings Of An Angel

When I realized that we were going to get Joe’s backstory this week, I thought it would be an episode more like ‘Lemuel, Unchained.’ However, that wasn’t exactly what we got. I feel like, unlike with Lem’s backstory, we got more of a complete picture of how he got from where he was in the beginning to where he is now. As far as Joe’s concerned, there is still some information that I’m missing.

It was never specifically stated what the difference between a regular angel and a fallen angel is. Both Joe and Bowie were ‘fallen,’ but there was a distinct difference between the two. It seemed to me that Bowie was kicked out as opposed to Joe, who more than likely left on his own. A definitive answer would’ve been great, but it never came.

Revelations

This was definitely the episode where all the cards were put out on the table. While some of the information ended up being used for good, most of it was just used to put tension between the various members of the group and their relationships. Creek ultimately ended up breaking up with Manfred while Bobo’s confession about his family somewhat helped Fiji get over her anger toward him. I’ve never been a fan of the ‘secrets tearing people apart’ plot device but, thankfully, this episode didn’t go as far into that as it possibly could have. 

Step Up Or Get Out

Now that Manfred knows about the prophecy of the veil, he has to step up to plate and be the leader that the prophecy says he can be. However…..because Creek doesn’t want to be with him anymore, he chooses to leave town. Obviously, he’s gonna come back but ending on him leaving Midnight wasn’t a good character moment at all. It would’ve been more powerful for the episode to have ended with him asking Joe to tell him all he knows about the prophecy and what happened the first time around. 

Other Thoughts

  • I love whenever they mention the dead not being able to come in Fiji’s house. I love a good thread of continuity.
  • Getting rid of Bowie was a bit anticlimactic, but I understood what the show was going for.
  • Hopefully, Joe can give Fiji some information on the demon that’s haunting her.

Overall Grade: B (This episode would’ve got a higher grade from me, but the different ways everything wrapped up left me with a sour taste in my mouth. I know that things are going to come back together at some point, but I would much prefer things to be a smooth transition from episode to episode. )

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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