YES! I mean, I figured this would happen -- as Joe R recently asked me in regard to the possibility, "What else does Reed Diamond have going on at the moment?" -- but it's nice to see for sure, and gives me hope that he'll also be around for the finale. Anyway, Echo is less thrilled to see Laurence than I am, if the way she starts beating the crap out of him is any indication, but she stops when Laurence tells her he's not trying to kill her -- it's instead the owner of the well-muscled arm, who actually appears to be a well-muscled man in a full-body black stocking [Snake Eyes? Is that you? - Zach], but for the purposes of the episode we'll say he's meant to be something a little more intermittently ethereal. Laurence and Echo team up to fight the thing for a bit until it bails, leaving Echo and Laurence to bicker amusingly about who is in whose head at the moment. Once they settle down, Laurence, who by the way is sporting a rather fetching goatee, for those of you who care about such things as I do, and he says all he does is chase "Arcane," apparently the well-muscled man in the full-body L'eggs, and try to stop him from killing, and no matter how the scenery may change, the enemy stays the same. I suppose chasing Arcane is Laurence's loop, then. After snarking on his "whole Highlander vibe," Echo tells him that seriously, they're in her mind here, and he saved her life. She explains that the tree is from one of her childhood homes (finally we get an explanation for that place in the mountains), prompting Laurence to ask how it's possible for them to meet like this. [Of course, she also refers to the croquet players as her family, so God only knows whose childhood we're talking about here. - Z] Echo speculates that all the minds in the Attic must be connected, and Laurence tells her that his nightmare started in what seemed like the NSA, and Arcane came to get him, but he chased him out and has been after him ever since. Echo asks if that means he travels from mind to mind, and upon hearing a cautious affirmative, says he's got to help her find her friends. Laurence warns her that they're in danger, as Arcane targets new entries, and goes on that he can sense fear, so he finds something you're deeply afraid of and then comes after you. Not that that's entirely accurate if you've seen the rest of the episode, but I'll still keep an eye out for him next time I pass a Costco.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A | 2052 USERS: B
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