Friday, July 29, 2016

My Review of New Blood's 1x05: "Case 2, Part 2"

Written by Anthony Horowitz
Directed by Anthony Philipson

Rash (to Stefan): "Ever since I met you, my life has taken a serious downward turn."

And the conclusion thankfully turned out to be better than the start but just by a tiny swing. Stefan and Rash once again had their jobs on the line and came close to death as that assassin bloke literally strung them up and came close to killing the pair of them.

Of course, a bit of ingenuity and a surprising ally on their side did manage to save them from getting killed but when the two of them weren't being tied up and near killed, they were also clashing a bit over getting a room from Adam's former landlady.

I'm glad as the episode progressed that it pointed out the weirdness of either Stefan and Rash actually sharing a room with the woman involved in their investigation. Their bickering made this episode a lot more fun to watch, even with Leila also briefly getting involved and taking Stefan's side over her own brother's for good measure.

The rapport with the two is the show's success and it's nice to see that they're actually becoming friends with each passing episode but the case itself in spite of the twists and turns did lag a tiny bit though. However once again all the main villains of the piece either got away with their actions (Helen and her husband) or suffered the consequences (the Wesley brothers) for their misdeeds to boot.

- A lot of tension with Leila and Rash in this one. I think it's obvious she also fancies Stefan too.
- We learned that Eleanor had a husband who died and that she also knew that both Peter and Alison were related to each other.
- Nice commentary from Adam's friends about hunting for treasure in this one before the lads handed over the artifact to that curator as well.
- Looks like Stefan and Rash are actually moving in with each other in the next one.

A somewhat satisfying enough conclusion to this second case. The highlights were definitely the lads trying to not get killed from the assassin of the piece but most of the interconnecting stuff just seemed a bit muddled to really make this standout though.

Rating: 6 out of 10

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