‘Vagrant Queen’ 1×02 Review: “Yippee Ki Yay”

Dear Vagrant Queen,

Look what you’ve done to me. You’ve made me a loyal servant of the house of Vagrant Queen and there’s no going back in “Yippee Ki Yay.” Because seriously, I thought I loved the characters before. But here I stand before you, shocked and even more in love with the world coming to life before my very eyes.

We’ll start with Amae, played by Alex McGregor. I love her to the moon and back and would protect her loyal little self till the cows come home. She is the kind of person you want by your side and at your back. And in “Yippee Ki Yay” she proved that she was more than a mechanic. She is a caring sleuth with ideas that get shit done.

And now she IS a member of this crew and on board when it comes to rescuing Elida’s mom based on her own merit.

Then there’s the Vagrant Queen herself, played by Adriyan Rae. (I’m going to repeat putting the actors’ names here and there so you go and remember them, check them out, and give them the love they deserve.) We got to see Elida grow by leaps and bounds even though she wanted to heed her mother’s warnings and not allow anyone else to join on this journey.

Elida is going to learn that friendship is magic. Yes, like in My Little Pony. Friendships are that guiding light in the darkness when you feel all alone. Friendships are your adoptive family who help you weather the storms of life. And friendships make you so strong that you can take on the world and then some because of it.

Friendship is what she’ll form with Amae. And with any luck…maybe a little more. I still see the queer signals going off in my brain when it comes to Elida and Amae. From the way they look at each other to the way they trust the other, it’s friendship with a dose of something else because Amae challenges Elida in a way she’s never experienced before.

AND WE ARE HERE FOR IT!

On a final front, there’s Isaac. I’m really glad that the show didn’t make us wait an entire season to figure out what happened between him and Elida. We got to see them meet, connect, and fall apart through flashbacks. And in the present day we got to see Isaac apologizing for what he did to Elida all those months ago and the part he played in destroying their friendship. 

So, take into consideration every great thing this show has done in two episodes and hold onto hope that whatever comes next is just as great or better!

Yours truly,

Lyra.

Vagrant Queen airs Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy.

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