There. That's better. And where was I? Oh, yes: While it's good to see Samantha Smith on this show again, the circumstances surrounding her character's return are so mind-crushingly torturous and hateful, I'll be skimming through the scene that follows to extract the relevant bits, shall I? "Wonderful idea!" Excellent. So, Stupid Sammy's next hallucinatory visitor is his dearly departed mother, whom he's managed to conjure on or about Mother's Day with a foot-wide gash through her torso -- and the less said about that, the better, because I haven't got all night, here -- and she opens the encounter by shaking her head a bit and stating, "You look just awful." Heh. Sam's face falls at this, and he invites her to let him have it, but Hallucinatory Burnt Mary surprises everyone by agreeing with the choices Our Intrepid Dumbass has made over the course of the season. Yep, she assures him that he's brave and practical and doing the right thing, and that she's never been more proud of him in all her unnatural afterlife. Stupid Sammy's all, "Buh?" so this figment of his subconscious perches on the cot and invites him to sit next to her so she might better explain herself. Or, you know, better explain himself to himself. Whatever. "Your brother doesn't understand," Hallucinatory Burnt Mary claims. "I was raised a hunter, from a very long line, and we understand that there are going to be hard choices, and we do what we have to, to get the job done." "Yes, our family is cursed," Stupid Sammy's subconscious admits to itself, "but you have the power to turn it into a gift." "You can use it against them," his subconscious continues, "for justice," and this is a psychotic break, right? He's clearly gone completely insane, and now the voices in his head are telling him to kill, right? Right? Am I right? "I think you're right! [Slurp!]" Then why the hell did they drag us through all of that addiction crap? If Darling Sammy's actually just a darling psychopath, then...oh, to hell with it. Let's just get through the rest of this scene, okay? "Wise decision!" Thanks, Raoul. In times of trouble, I know I can always count on you. "Don't mention it! [Slurp!]"
Episode Report CardDemian: C | 1586 USERS: B-
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