Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 10, “The Virgin Sacrifice,” brought everything together in a pretty grand way. There were some things that I saw coming and others things that I didn’t see coming. Nothing came too out of left field, and I appreciate that. Before I started the episode, I was a little worried. Thankfully, my worries were done away with by the end of the episode.
The Evil Within
I was definitely taken aback by the solution that Manfred got from the shaman. It came out of left field, especially given that there’s an angel right there, but, it made sense. Sometimes, you have to fight fire with fire. He showed how powerful he could be by letting six demonic spirits take over his body. He was able to hold it together long enough to get the job done.
He’s certainly come full circle as a character from the way he was in the pilot. The Manfred from back then would’ve hightailed it out of there, and he almost did. I’m not exactly sure if he fulfilled the prophecy but Colconnar’s been defeated, and that’s all that really matters at the end of the day.
Anytime was the relationship that I was rooting for since it first got teased. I wasn’t a fan of them having all that drama and tension but, hopefully, that’s all behind us now. Fiji wanted to sacrifice herself but, like always, Bobo comes through with a far simpler and more effective way to get rid of the demon after her. Personally, I would’ve preferred their big moment be something a little less apocalyptic but I wasn’t too upset about it.
They both had their dark pasts revealed and, now that everything’s out in the open, they can move past it and get to enjoy the relationship that they’ve wanted to have since almost the beginning of the season.
Thankfully, Olivia’s not leaving Midnight any time soon. I was thinking that she was going to get turned, but that didn’t happen. Her taking in the vampire blood isn’t going to be a smooth and easy fix but it’s better than going against her wishes about getting turned. I didn’t want them to break up, and they went in the exact opposite direction. Before I knew of their situation, I already thought they were married. Now, everything’s official and all is right in their world.
- I would’ve liked Joe to have more of a role in getting rid of Colconnar.
- I think it’s far more likely to Manfred temporarily dealt with the veil weakening. It was too anticlimactic for it to be the ultimate fix.
- It’s only a matter of time before Madonna’s secret comes to light and she pays the price for it.
Overall Grade: A (This is definitely how you do a season finale. The conflicts got resolved and the good outweighed the evil. Things were left off on a more positive note than I was expecting. It was a nice ending to the season and I’d definitely be willing to watch it again.)
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Midnight, Texas airs on Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.